Budapest (25 January 2018)
Prologis, Inc., the global leader in logistics real estate, today 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, Prologis Hungary. “Our customers know that working with Prologis can help them run their operations efficiently and more sustainably.”
“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,” said Miklós Illyés, co-founder of Platio.
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, has excellent access to international trade routes via the N6 national road and M0 and M6 motorways.
Prologis Park Budapest-Harbor benefits from an exceptional location and proximity to excellent public transportation and rail access. Features of the park include professional property management, a recreational area with a football field and vegetable garden, and a wastewater treatment plant.
Prologis is the leading provider of distribution facilities in Hungary with more than 688,000 square meters of logistics space in nine industrial parks (as of 31 December 2017).