Sahara Energy Portable Solar Generator

Sahara Energy

A series of portable solar electric generators manufactured in Ethiopia.

Product description Brand name and product description

Sahara Energy manufacturers solar-powered generators in Addis Ababa, available in seven different models.

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


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

Local sales agents

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

500 W generator: $500 USD

1000 W generator: $850 USD

2000 W generator: $1500 USD

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

Diesel generators, locally-distributed solar home systems, and Ethiopian-made solar generators such as AIMS Power inverters and panels.

A report by Melessaw Shanko describes Ethiopia’s solar energy market.

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

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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

Farmers in rural regions surrounding Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.Interview with manufacturers

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