Budapest Prologis Park has solar footpath cells installed

Budapest Harbour’s Prologis Park has become the first logistics park in the world that has solar cells built into its footpath paving.

The 4.7 square metre solar paving is built into the footpath near the electric car charging station in the Prologis Park.

The 720 Watt system can provide the charging station with green energy in full sunlight. When no car is connected to the charging station the electricity is sent to a nearby office building.

“We implement numerous green solutions already in our logistics buildings and with an eye on further innovation we dedicate special care to trialling potential future technologies like this renewable energy source from Platio,” said László Kemenes, senior vice president and country manager, Prologis Hungary.

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 part of our mission to contribute to e-mobility.”