A 400-square-meter solar footpath was recently installed in the Dutch city of Groningen as part of the "Making City" European Union project. The EU project aims to develop Positive Energy Districts which demonstrate the potential of innovative solutions to tackle climate-neutral goals. The footpath's 2,544 solar pavers, made by the Hungarian firm Platio, will generate 55,000 kWh of electricity a year to power Groningen's city hall. "Platio solar pavers are doubly sustainable because they not only provide green energy but are made of recycled plastic," said Philip Broeksma of Groningen municipality. "And it makes double use of space: the solar footpath generates electricity, while people can simply and safely walk on it. It is an example of how to use space in the city in a smart and sustainable way."

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