30 Sep '17, 10am

Solar-Harvesting Pavements Made from Recycled Plastic

A Hungarian company has found a novel way to use recycled plastic by integrating it into panels that can be used to pave sidewalks and other outdoor surfaces, generating solar energy as well as providing electricity from other sources. PLATIO has found a novel way to use recycled plastic in the form of panels that can be used to pave roads and sidewalks and generate energy from the sun and other sources. Here the panels are shown in an installation in Budapest. (Source: PLATIO) Platio, based in Budapest, has developed a connected system of rugged solar panels that can be installed in public places where people walk, such as sidewalks and squares, to generate solar energy, according to the company. The system is comprised of monocrystalline silicon cells inside tempered glass and backed by recycled plastic to protect the panels from environmental forces and the pressure of ...

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