Solar panel driveways may as well be the future, soon powering all
our households with clean electricity thanks to a Budapest-based
For the last five
years, Platio Solar has been developing new ways of implementing
solar technology into urban spaces, and one of their latest
developments is a residential solar paneled driveway made using
recycled plastic bottles.
According to a
video that was published by the company on the 30th of
March 2020, the solar system is the first to generate green power
from the pavement of a residential household.
Solar Paver” is made from approximately 400 polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) bottles, which are famously one of the most
common forms of consumer plastic, and in addition one of the biggest
current pollutants of our planet. Compressed into pavers, the
material becomes more durable than concrete while still being
non-slip and very sustainable.
This system can
either be used to generate electricity for a residential household or
to provide power needed to charge your electric powered car.
According to the company’s website, a 20-square-meter
(215-square-foot) Platio driveway system has the capacity to provide
the electricity needed to cover the yearly energy consumption of an
The company is
now offering resell opportunities and installation quotes for their
driveway systems available in brown, blue, red, and green designs.
Hopefully, this incredible concept will prove itself as a product and
grow from the Hungarian market to a worldwide success, helping us
save our planet along the way.