In the heart of Morro da Mineira, a favela in Rio de Janeiro, we took a rundown football pitch and powered it with kinetic and solar energy to demonstrate our belief that a mix of innovative ideas can change the way we power communities. It’s time to see if it worked.
Harnessing kinetic energy from the gravity of falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity. The company aims to promote a sustainable model that creates local jobs, sharpen skills and enhance livelihoods.
Millions of us enjoy an energy boosting cup of coffee to help us start the day. But what if that same cup of coffee could also produce energy to help power the planet? A bright new start-up company named bio-bean has found the answer.