An all-in-one system that provides electrical energy and water purification.

Product description Brand name and product description

The OffGridBox is an all-in-one power generator and water purification system. It consists of a solar photovoltaic array with an integrated inverter, a battery pack, a water collection system, a water storage tank, and a water treatment system. The whole product is contained in a 1.98 x 1.95 x 1.91 m3 box, which can be easily transported to remote areas in a small truck, boat, or helicopter. The product is designed and distributed by OffGridBoxTM, based in Italy, Rwanda, and the United States; with its headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts at Greentown Labs. Additionally, a Pay-As-You-Go model business model has been implemented so that customers can also choose to pay in installments.

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"
Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

23,000 – 45,000 USD

Customers can also acquire subscriptions to the Control & Monitoring App and the Pay-As-You-Go Business Model support. These services are available from 1,200 USD to  9,000 USD (from one to four years).

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

No primary competitors were identified as of 2020.

SDG targeted United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) targeted with this product/application/service

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 7: Affordable and clean energy

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

The target users include off-grid rural communities, schools, community centers, NGO offices, relief camps, houses cabins, tiny homes, farms, and ranches.

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