Sanitario Seco Solar (Solar Dry Toilet)

Centro de Desarrollo del Habitat y el Medio Ambiente (CEDES/habitat)

A toilet that uses solar energy to dehydrate human excreta.

Product description Brand name and product description

The Solar Dry Toilet was designed by Centro de Desarrollo del Habitat y el Medio Ambiente (CEDES/habitat) for farmers and indigenous communities living in remote areas in Paraguay. The toilet is designed for places with groundwater close to the surface, impermeable surfaces, and difficult access to water. The toilet uses thermal solar energy to consume pathogens and dry human waste accumulated in a 50 L container storage.

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

Remote areas in rural Paraguay

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.

970 USD

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

Conventional pit latrine systems. Other container-based toilet solutions in the region include Soil in Haiti, Letrina seca ecologica in Nicaragua, Sanitario Seco in Mexico, and WseCo and Sani Solar in Brazil.

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

Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation

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

Households and individuals

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