Prologis and Platio Test World’s First Solar Sidewalk Paving System at a Logistics Park
Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor is testing Platio’s new solar paving tiles for one of the facility’s electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. By integrating high-performance solar cells into sidewalk tiles made from recycled plastic, the Hungarian startup provides off-grid renewable energy systems that are both aesthetically pleasing and space saving. Solar tiles are integrated into a small 4.7 SQM sidewalk near the facility’s EV charging station. In sunlight, the 720 Wp system provides the station with green energy. When the charging station is not in use, the energy powers a nearby office building.
Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor is the first logistics park in the world to test this green technology. “At Prologis, sustainability is central to what we do—more than that, it is part of our organizational DNA. We implement numerous green solutions in our logistics buildings, and we dedicate special care to adopting renewable energy sources, such as Platio,” said László Kemenes, senior vice president and country manager, Prologis Hungary. “Our customers know that working with Prologis can help them run their operations better and more sustainably.”
Miklós Illyés, co-founder of Platio, said, “It is important for us to find key partners who support innovative technologies and can give us a chance to try new fields of applications. With the help of Prologis, we managed to install our first solution for EV charging stations, which is a significant milestone for us and our mission to contribute to e-mobility.”
Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor is located on the southern border of Budapest in District 22, on the western side of the Danube river.