Sahara Energy Portable Solar Generator
A series of portable solar electric generators manufactured in Ethiopia.
Sahara Energy manufacturers solar-powered generators in Addis Ababa, available in seven different models.
Local sales agents
500 W generator: $500 USD
1000 W generator: $850 USD
2000 W generator: $1500 USD
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Farmers in rural regions surrounding Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Interview with manufacturers
Sahara Energy manufacturers their units in a 120 m2 workshop in Addis Ababa. The generators are built in the following work stations: (1) Material cutting, (2) Material grinding, (3) Chassis assembly, (4) Paint spraying, (5) Electronics assembly, (6) Quality control testing, and (7) Packaging.Interview with manufacturer
Sahara Energy Solar generators can be purchased directly from the manufacturer or through local sales agents. Units are also available for rent form the manufacturer.Interview with manufacturer
8 unitsInterview with manufacturer
Number and type of power outputs
Number and type of light points
Manufacturer-specified lumen-hours per solar day
Peak power rating of the solar panel in standardized sunlight conditions, provided by the manufacturer
Manufacturer-specified battery capacity
Manufacturer-specified battery voltage
Type of battery used
Can the user easily replace the battery if needed?
Can this system be monitored remotely?
Type of user payment structure
Does this system require mobile connectivity (either for payments or to function)?
The solar generators are available in eight models, as described below:
|Model No.||System Voltage (V)||Average Energy Production (kWh/day)||Battery power (kWh)||Inverter Capacity (W)||PV Surface (m2)||AC Power Outlets (#)|
Available from the manufacturer
Replacement components (such as the charge controller and inverter) are available from the manufacturer.Interview with manufacturer
20 years for the solar panel and 5 years for the battery.Interview with manufacturer
The manufacturer aims to produce renewable energy solutions for rural farmers in Ethiopia.Interview with manufacturer
This product has not been third-party tested.Interview with manufacturer
Standard precautions when handling electronics.
Accessories such as lights and appliances.
Sahara Energy has two production licenses: (1) Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Revenue & (2) Ethiopian Energy Authority.
In-house quality testing only – this product has not yet been third-party tested.Interview with manufacturer
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