Solvatten Solar Safe Water System


A water purifier and heater aimed to reduce a household’s dependency on heating water over a fire.

Product description Brand name and product description

Solvatten® is a combined portable water treatment and solar water heater system that has been designed for use at the household level. It is designed to insulate and also store heated water. This Solar Techonology reduces the need to heat and boil water by burning firewood or charcoal therefore tackles climate change by reducing carbon emissions in average 1,5 tonnes/ year and 10 tonnes per lifetime use. It is also designed withthe purpose of reducing expenses for the urban poor and so improving lives inKenya’s urban slums.

This product is designed and produced by Solvatten, a Swedish social enterprise with base in Stockholm.

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

Countries where Solvatten has been deployed include: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Haiti, China, India, Afghanistan, East Timor, Papau New Ginea, Angola, South Africa, Mali, Benin, Congo, Ethiopia, Senegal

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

Solvatten is currently active in 45 different projects with various international partners and NGOs.

Collaborators and partners include: PLAN International, International Aid Services, UNICEF, NRC, SOS Children’s Villages,
UNFCCC, OXFAM, UN Habitat, WWF, SIDA, EXPORT RÅDET, AMREF, Child Fund, ALMI,LIONs Sweden, SLU, KTH, Uppsala University VINNOVA, WHO, VI Agroforestry, IVL, My climate, IEW Kenya, Ministry of Environment Haiti, Kopernik, Svenska Kyrkan, LWF, Tillväxtverket, PhilMedAlliance, Impact Carbon, U&We, CHAIN Uganda, ECO ARKI Peru, Urban Way, RINCOD, Rotary and many more.

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

Quoted pricing based on purchasing volume from Solvatten directly.

Via Kopernik: 5000 USD for 42 units

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

Similar products include Solarbag and SunSaluter



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

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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