Platio walkable solar pavement tiles could power entire households

Platio Home System (HS) delivers the first on-grid solar energy harvesting pavement for installation in driveways, courtyards and balconies.

So much of what keeps us from switching to more sustainable means of energy and energy collection is how bulky and cumbersome these methods can be. Whether it is giant solar panels in the backyard or unsightly panels on your roof, most of us aren’t keen on sacrificing the looks of our homes. Fortunately, you no longer have to debate between doing what is right for the environment and getting to maintain the look of your house. Platio, a Hungarian tech company, has ensured that you can have the best of both worlds.

For your home

Platio provides energy solutions for businesses, homes, marinas, and even smart cities. For those looking to innovate how they supply energy to their home, Platio has created solar energy panels that are powerful and architecturally pleasing. Platio can be installed on driveways, balconies, patios, and courtyards.

As the very first, and only home solar pavement, Platio creates sustainable luxury by using recycled materials to power your home. Homeowners can reduce their dependency on an external energy supply and sell any energy they do not require for their home. Offering a reasonable return on investment and aesthetically pleasing design, Platio has cornered a piece of the market that has not yet been tapped.

Why they’re perfect for your home

Platio’s solar pavement tiles save space for homeowners. By integrating the tiles into paved areas on your property, you can harvest sustainable energy conveniently. These tiles are constructed using high-quality engineering and are made to resist heavy loads, impact, scratches, and inclement weather conditions. Platio’s tiles are guaranteed for twenty years and are installed quickly and conveniently.

For businesses

Homes are not the only beneficiaries of Platio’s solar tiles. Office buildings, shopping malls, parking garages, and many other public buildings can use these solar energy tiles to their advantage. Just as the tiles for home use, they are space-saving, durable, and have a clean and sleek aesthetic.

The tiles can power buildings, electric car lots, and even public spaces in smart cities to create renewable and sustainable power supplies. The most significant benefit is that they are an investment that provides a return.

The technology

Platio utilizes recycled materials to create a vast range of solar pavement tiles and installation solutions to suit a wide variety of needs. Platio’s solar tiles are compiled using non-slip glass tiles, solar cells, recycled construction materials, and modular wiring. They  are already used around the world to power several different mechanisms.

Platio’s solar pavers operate at incredibly safe and low levels of voltage. The non-slip glass is tempered, with the recycled layer created with a recycled polymer composite. Each module consists of a silicon nitride, anti-reflection coating to assist with energy absorption. Depending on the version of the cell, Platio’s pavers are between 18.6% and 22% energy cell efficiency.

But, are they durable?

The pavers can handle a fair amount of weight and impact. Users can park vehicles on the panels as they resemble the construction of paving blocks instead of solar panels. This means that they are stronger than concrete and even more suited for vehicle traffic. The tiles are mostly intended for pedestrian areas. However, their recycled polymer composite allows them to withstand much more than you would assume.

The perfect pairing with electric cars

It is easy to forget that even electric cars rely on some form of a carbon footprint. With traditional electrical generation and consumption, electric vehicles place a considerable drain on a classic electricity supply. They may not emit the same greenhouse gases as gas-running vehicles, but they still require electricity to run – which is only clean depending on its source.

Those with a strong commitment to clean energy should view the Platio tiles as the final mile in clean energy for their means of transportation. Electric cars and solar power genuinely do create the most perfect and winning combination by using a solar-based energy source; much like Platio’s solar cell tiles, charging an electric car results in even less of a carbon footprint.

Platio’s solar energy tiles can produce enough energy to satisfy the needs of an average household with an area of 215 square feet. These tiles are made from the recycled plastic of 400 PET bottles. Therefore, using the tiles in conjunction with an electric car creates a genuinely sustainable energy process from start to finish.

Selection and Price

Platio’s solar tiles are currently available in four different colors. These include ocean blue, purple, green, and midnight black. So, you can be sure that there is an option to suit the design of your home. The installation of these modules is fast and easy. It typically takes no more time than an installation of conventional tiles and pavers.

The components are manufactured at a factory in Hungary and can be purchased through a registered partner. Depending on the quantity, market, and paver type, the list price varies between 50-80 Euro ( about $60-97 USD) and is determined by the selling partner. Those interested in purchasing or becoming a selling partner can submit an inquiry at, the company’s website.