SunZilla Solar Generator 3.1


Product description Brand name and product description

The SunZilla 3.1 solar generator prototype is an open source, portable, modular and plug and play technology intended for off-grid solar energy production. The prototype is planned to launch near the end of 2016. The SunZilla prototype is preceded by several outdated versions of the product with varying power ratings and integrated components.

SunZilla participated in the [POC 21 innovation camp to further develop the solar generator with software design support from Autodesk Foundation. Previous work of the idea began with Bootschaft, a Berlin based non-profit.

The Sunzilla team is located in Berlin, Germany.

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

The SunZilla team is focused on communities and projects in Europe and in the Philippines, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. SunZilla plans to launch their product in Germany.

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

SunZilla is the sole distributor of the solar generator.

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

Prototype costs are near $2,900 USD. With mass manufacturing, SunZilla hopes to lower the cost. interview with representative

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

IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer II
– Other off-grid energy systems such as micro-hydro, wind turbines, biodigesters or diesel gen-sets

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service
Target user(s) Target user/consumer base (country, income segment)

Europe: Event organizers, refugee camps or emergency situations.

Emerging markets: Individuals and households that lack access to the electric grid.

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