SunZilla Solar Generator 3.0


SunZilla is a portable and modular, pop-up solar-powered generator.

Product description Brand name and product description

The SunZilla 3.0 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 The SunZilla prototype is preceded by several outdated versions of the product with varying power ratings and integrated components.The Sunzilla team is located in Berlin, Germany.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. SunZilla plans to launch their product in Germany and a looking to enter the developing areas of the world.

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. Interview with representative in 2016

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

The primary competitor of SunZilla is IEEE Smart Village SunBlazer II . Other competitors include 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

Goal 7: Affordable and Clean Energy

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

The SunZilla has a wide range of users, ranging from residential yards to small businesses. The Sunzilla has also been used across Europe at events, festivals, refugee camps, and emergency situations.

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