Saturday 24th Feb 2018 - Logistics Manager

Prologis put solar cells in footpath

Prologis Park Budapest Harbor has become the first logistics park in the world to integrate solar cells into footpath paving elements.

The paving, totalling 4.7 sq m is built into the footpath near the park’s electric car charging station.

In sunlight, the 720 Wp system provides the station with green energy; when the station is empty, the energy supplies 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.”