SER (Resilient Energy Systems)

Box Synergy

The SER Project provides drinking water, electric power and thermal energy, and can be adapted to local needs.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SER Project is a collaborative development of self-sustaining and modular Rural Energy Systems (RES). These systems are designed to provide drinking water, electric power and thermal energy through the transformation of solar energy, table salt and grey water (underground, fluvial, rainwater or even night humidity).

Engineered by the Argentinian start-up Box Synergy, the SER Project. Each device is installed in one hour and a half and serves the energy and water needs of over 60 people. Due to their modular design, they can be adapted to local needs.

Videos are available about the SER project and the performance of the system.


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

Argentina. The organization is currently working in isolated rural schools located in the semi-arid Dry Chaco area in northern Argentina.


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

Box Synergy and its NGOs dealers.

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

Each Rural Energy System will cost from 2000 USD to 6000 USD, depending on specific needs of the site.Interview with representative


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

There are over 16 solar home systems in the E4C Solutions Library, however, the SER system also provides clean water, along with power and heat.

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

Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

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

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

Off-grid schools from rural Argentina.

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