The Solarbag purifies 5 L of drinking water via a nanotechnology-coated mesh, which is activated by sunlight.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SolarBag disinfects chemical contamination in drinking water via a nanotechnology-coated mesh, which is activated by the sun. The SolarBag is compact in size and relatively light weight making it suitable to ship to areas of humanitarian need.

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

Countries include: Afghanistan, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cameroon, Canada, China, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvado, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Japan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Malawi, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Seychelles, Singapore, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sudan, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Uganda, UK, USA, Vietnam

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

Puralytics; Puralytics also partners with GS Malawi to distribute in Malawi specifically.

Many organizations (Amazon, Brownells, Camping World, Columbia Fire and Safety Ltd., L.L. Bean, REI, Sportsman’s Warehouse, Woot, Sportsman’s Guide) also offer the SolarBag for purchase.

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

Solarbags are sold on their website in bulk orders of 25 for $375.00 USD.

$49.11 USD from Amazon

$69.99 USD from L.L. Bean

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 6: Clean water and sanitation

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

Target users include rural households, victims of humanitarian crises and travelers.

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