Soccer ball generates electricity for use in off-grid areas

The sOccket generates and stores energy with an inductive coil mechanism. It can power a LED light or charge a cellphone or battery. The developers plan to sell a high-end version in the US and use the profits to give it away free in poor countries. They say it’s completely safe, weighs and acts about the same as a regulation soccer ball, and you can’t hurt yourself with it even if you do a header.

NY Times GreenInc has more.

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