SDG 7: Affordable and Clean Energy
Market Suggested Retail Price
Target Users (Target Impact Group)
Household, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
SunZilla is the sole distributor of the solar generator.
Direct competitors include IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer IV.
SunZilla manufactures each system individually in their workshop in Berlin with plans to establish a production facility. Interview with representative in 2016
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
The organization closed down in 2017
Distributions to Date Status
Three SunZilla 3.0 prototypes have been sold along with an undisclosed number of the previous SunZilla versions. Interview with representative in July 2016
Power rating (W or kW)
System dimensions (m)
Battery capacity (mAh)
0.6 with 0.6 kW output power
Description of solar panels
Grid compatibility (yes/no)
Description of mobility
The surface area of the entire SunZilla platform equals the dimensions of a standard euro-palette (height of 110 cm), providing an unfolded solar module surface area of 8.5 square meters." SunZilla's webpage in 2016 SunZilla is designed for a household up to 7 persons: It is possible to run a fridge, charge mobile phones & laptops, and use electric light. SunZilla is modular, so you can interconnect SunZilla Solar Generators to enlarge the power of the system and form a micro-grid
For technical support, refer to the online instruction guides or contact SunZilla directly: email@example.com
The batteries, control systems, cables and terminals will need to be replaced over time as the system wears.
The solar panels have a 20 year manufacturer warranty and the battery has an 8 year manufacturer warranty. The lifecycle of the product is 20 years.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Vetted Performance Status
Be sure to follow proper electrical installation and control guidelines.
Complementary Technical Systems
- DC to AC Inverters - Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Filters - Water purification - Cooling and heating systems - Telecommunication systems
Academic Research and References
Clark. A., Pavlovski. C. J., 2010, “Wireless networks for the smart energy grid: application aware networks,” IMECS, 2, pp. 1-6.
A. Clark, C.J. Pavlovski, and J. Fry, 2009, “Transformation of Energy Systems: The Control Room of the Future,” IEEE Electrical Power and Energy Conference
Compliance with regulations
SunZilla is working toward Conformité Européene (CE) certification and the development of a recycling program.
Sunzilla's open-source, portable, do-it-yourself solar generator Sunzilla unfolds a clean, portable, open source solar array Video: SunZilla: A DIY Solar-Powered Generator To Go 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.