IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer IV

IEEE Smart Village

SunBlazer IV is an easy to deploy modular type solar energy system.

Product description Brand name and product description

IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer IV is a modular lightweight, solar photovoltaic (PV) community base station for mobile devices, lights, and other small electronic equipment. The product is a newer version of IEEE Smart SunBlazer II. The system is designed to provide sustainable energy for communities without grid connections.

IEEE is the International Engineering Society for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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

IEEE Smart Village has programs underway in Cameroon, India, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Nepal, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Sudan, Uganda, Vietnam, and Zambia.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

Local entrepreneurs can apply for full funding of the implementation of a SunBlazer II in their community through IEEE Smart Village

IEEE Smart Village is funded through three significant channels: IEEE Foundation and Societies, Corporate Donations, and Individual donations.

Use of the batteries amounts to about 6.50 USD per month for end users per battery pack.

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.

Direct competitors include SunZillaSolarTurtle, and SOLARKIOSK EHUB.


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)

Communities that lack access to the electric grid.

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