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by Property Forum | Industrial

Prologis announced a successful pilot with Platio, a Hungarian start-up that provides aesthetic and space-saving renewable energy systems by integrating high-performance solar cells into sidewalk paving elements made of recycled plastic. Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor has become the first logistics park in the world to integrate this green technology into its daily operations.

The paving elements, which total 4.7 square meters, are built into the sidewalk near Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor’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.
“At Prologis, sustainability is central to what we do—more than that, it is part of our organisational DNA. 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 at Prologis Hungary. “Our customers know that working with Prologis can help them run their operations efficiently and more sustainably.”
Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor is located on the southern border of Budapest in District 22, on the western side of Danube River. The park, which comprises 10 buildings totalling 132,000 square metres and 27,000 square metres of potential future development.