This solar sidewalk pairs with car charging station

Feb 16, 2018, 6:59 AM EST

Platio, a Budapest-based startup, has installed 40 units of solar pavers into a sidewalk that powers an adjacent electric vehicle charging station, presenting a glimpse of how green technologies can be used for energy generation without altering the cityscape or encroaching upon useful space.

What stands out for these solar pavers is that they truly merge with the environment causing no disruption in traffic flow, something that cannot be achieved through mounted solar panels, notes Curbed.

The efficiency of solar sidewalks doesn’t match that of rooftop panels but with the evolution of technology, many more innovative applications will rise, writes Green Matter.

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