In the last couple of years, we have seen an amazing growth of the low cost solar light market, providing millions of people with a healthier, safer, more comfortable, sustainable technology. We believe hot water has a similar impact on the quality of life and hasn’t been scaled to fit the needs for the bottom of the pyramid.
Suntap will sell a low cost, good quality solar water heater for ~$200. It will also be available for monthly payments of $9/mo for 24 months, making it accessible to emerging middle class families.
Some solutions are cheap upfront, and others are cheap in operation but currently there isn't a good solution that's affordable upfront and in operation.
Leapfrogging Energy Access
Because Suntap doesn’t require electricity, people are able to afford hot water long before their “Electricity - Budget” allows for it.