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 Sunzilla team is located in Berlin, Germany. The company, however, was discontinued in 2017.

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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