Soccket Makes Renewable Energy Fun

up Jessica Matthews visited family in Nigeria many years ago, and was shocked by regular power outages that left residents hopeless. She was so impacted by the trip that several years later, she developed Soccket, a soccer ball that harnesses energy when you kick it around. Only 30 minutes of play creates 2.7 hours of electricity that people could use to power anything from lamps to cell phone chargers. Her goal was to provide an off the grid energy source, and so far she has succeeded. Her company, Uncharted Play, is currently giving out Socckets at the World Cup, where the spotlight is on soccer, and has delivered over 2,500 of the soccer balls and 100 of it’s newly developed energy generating jump rope in locations across the United States, Mexico, and Nigeria.

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