Solar-Powered Oxygen Delivery (SPO2)

Dr. Michael Hawkes

Solar-powered oxygen delivery system.

Courtesy of WHO Compendium 2021

Product description Brand name and product description

The solar-powered oxygen delivery (SPO2) system consists of a commercially-available oxygen concentrator, charge controller, battery bank, and solar panels to provide medical-grade oxygen from ambient air without the need for reliable grid access. The systems are custom designed by Dr. Michael Hawkes at the University of Alberta and his team for each location and can switch between grid connectivity to battery power as necessary during power outages.

This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.

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?"

Solar oxygen currently partners with local suppliers, contractors, and development agencies to build and implement the systems.

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

10,000 USD

Competitive landscape Similar products available on the market. May not be a comprehensive listing.
SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 3: Good health and well-being

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

Trained medical professionals with the need for medical grade oxygen delivery in locations without reliable access to electricity or oxygen supply chains.

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