As you might imagine from the name, Soccket is simply an energy-storing soccer ball that incorporates a plug socket, allowing it to be used as an immediate, portable power source. By storing the kinetic energy generated during a soccer match, or even a kick-about, the football can produce enough electricity to power several small appliances. Think a reading light, for example, or even your mobile phone.
Because LED uses a smaller amount of power in comparison to other lighting sources, the potential benefits of Soccket can stretch even further. One half-hour game can generate as much as three hours’ worth of LED light, so the Soccket provides a significant return on a little bit of exercise. School soccer matches could lead to being able to do homework after dark.
This portable, cheap power source can provide huge benefits to communities that might otherwise struggle to obtain adequate levels of electricity to power lighting.It also provides some exciting food for thought for future innovations.