Consol Solar Jar


The Consol Solar Jar™ is a solar-powered glass lantern with an integrated battery designed by Suntoy.

  • Consol Solar Jar shining
  • Consol Solar Jar illuminating a nightrun
Product description Brand name and product description

The Consol Solar Jar™ is a battery-powered glass lantern charged by an integrated solar panel. It stores energy during the day and releases light at night. On a clear sunny day, a full charging offers 6 to 12 hours of light, and on an overcast day, it offers from 1 to 3 hours of runtime. It is a one-litre classic glass preserve jar, fully recyclable, portable with a carrying handle and watertight.

The Consol Solar Jar is manufactured by Suntoy in Johannesburg, South Africa and shipped worldwide by its resellers.

Target region(s) Target region for distribution/implementation (listed by country if specified)

The product was designed for use in South Africa by off-grid communities and for use when camping/outdoors. Suntoy have also marketed it globally; it is available for purchase online and through Suntoy’s resellers in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

View details of distributors both locally in South Africa and worldwide here.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.
Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Candles and kerosene lanterns; the d.Light S30MPOWERED Luci Original and the Crush Light are other lanterns with an integrated solar panel and there are also over 25 solar lanterns in the E4C solutions library



SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Rural electrification for off-grid households; also for: camping and outdoor activities, events and decoration, night-light and studying/reading/cooking light, path and passageways.

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