IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer II

IEEE Smart Village

Product description Brand name and product description

IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer II is a modular, solar photovoltaic community charge station for mobile devices, lights, and other electronics. The system includes 6 PV panels, four station batteries, and 80-100 Portable Battery Kits.

IEEE is an international engineering society for electrical and electronics engineers.

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

Countries: Haiti, Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, South Sudan, Zambia, Malawi, India

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 (starting in late 2015).

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.




Other off-grid energy systems such as micro-hydro, wind turbines, biodigesters or diesel gen-sets

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Communities that lack access to the electric grid.

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