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Created on October 5, 2018

Sun King Home 60

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Sun King Home 60 is a solar home system with an integrated Pay-as-you-go functionality.  

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  1. Sun King
Tested By
  • Lighting Global
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Product Description

Sun King Home 60 is a solar home system designed by Greenlight Planet with an integrated pay-as-you-go functionality. This product provides home lighting through an energy system composed of a solar panel, a lithium battery and lumen lamps.

Target SDGs

SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Household

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Greenlight works with an international network comprised of both distribution partners, from large micro-finance institutions and local micro-entrepreneurs like OOLU, Fullerton India, Sunny Money, One Acre Fund and Orange.

Competitive Landscape

Direct competitors include Mobisol Solar Home System and M-KOPA IV Solar Home System.

Manufacturing/Building Method

The product is mass-produced in a factory located in Shenzhen, China.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademark

User Provision Model

The Sun King products are distributed along 3 main channels: direct sales, via NGOs and through bulk sales.

  • In the case of direct sales, a group of Team Leaders (TL) is employed. The TLs have the task of recruiting, training and coaching part-time sales personal that are called Saathis. The sales structure through this channel is pyramidal so it works with state level Zonal Business Managers that oversee Regional Sales Managers (RSM). The RSMs are in charge of District Sales Managers (DSM), who finally supervise the TLs.
  • Greenlight Planet works with Pratham, a leading education network located in India.
  • For bulk sales, Greenlight Planet as partnerships with distribution organizations worldwide.

Distributions to Date Status

Exact number unknown for the Sun King Home 60, however, across all products, Greenlight Planet has distributed over 5.5 million units.

Design Specifications

Specifications:

  • 1 - 6 W Solar Panel with 5 meter cord
  • 1 - 6000 mAh Lithium Ferro-Phosphate (LFP) battery
  • 3 - Ceiling-mounted fixed LED Lamps with 300 lumens total flux
  • 3 - Attached wall-mounted switches
  • 1 - Energy hub
  • Charging kit with USB cable and phone adapters

Product Schematics

Technical Support

May be provided by the manufacturer.

Replacement Components

The vendors replace or repair the unit during its warranty period.

Lifecycle

The Lithium Ferro-Phosphate (LFP) battery has a 5 year lifetime.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

The manufacturer specifies up to 24 hours of run time on a day’s charge, three light modes controlled by wall-mounted switches: Turbo (100 lumens); Normal (50 lumens); Low (20 lumens), 12V power output designed to power 12V DC appliances, 5.5V USB power output designed to power any standard USB device and water and humidity resistant, as their performance targets.

Vetted Performance Status

Lightning Global verified the following quality standards categories:

  • Truth in advertising.
  • Lumen maintenance.
  • Battery composition, protection and durability.
  • Physical ingress protection.
  • Water ingress protection.
  • Soldering and electronics workmanship.
  • Mechanical durability.
  • Minimum warranty terms.
  • Performance reporting.

Safety

If pressure is applied on the photovoltaic panel by sitting or stepping on it, the device might break and cause bodily injury or electrical shock. Precaution must be taken regarding electrical contacts or wiring, the person handling them must use adequate safety gear. To avoid electrical shock, the photovoltaic panel must be earth grounded. A minor risk of burns exists due to the heating of the photovoltaic panel's surface by the sun.

Complementary Technical Systems

None.

Academic Research and References

Kher, R., & Streeter, D. (2013). Greenlight Planet: Made in China or Made in India?Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, 19(7), 31.

Oolu Solar. n.d. Oolu Solar.

Fullerton India. n.d. www.fullertonfinancial.com.

SunnyMoney – Solar Lights. n.d. SunnyMoney.

Homepage. n.d. One Acre Fund.

Corporate Website of Orange – Orange.com | Orange Com. n.d. www.orange.com.

Pratham – Every Child in School and Learning Well. n.d. www.pratham.org.

Sun King Home 60. n.d. Ekhaya Brands.

Solar Light SunKing Home 60. n.d. 9jasolar.

VeraSol. n.d. Sun King | Sun King Home 60 with Easybuy. data.verasol.org. VeraSol.

VeraSol. 2023. VeraSol Product Certificate: Sun King Home 60 with Easybuy. verasol.org. VeraSol.

Lighting Global. 2018. Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards, Version 2.5. Lighting Global.

IEC TS 62257-9-5:2018 | IEC Webstore. n.d. webstore.iec.ch.

 

Compliance with regulations

Complies with IEC 62257-9-5.

Evaluation methods

Tested according to IEC/TS 62257-9-5 by Lighting Global.

Other Information

The Sun King Home 60 is part of Greenlight Planet's Sun King Family product. Other products are available, ranging from solar lamps to solar home systems.

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