The GoSun Solar Cooker Sport is a solar-powered portable cookstove developed by GoSun in the United States. Currently, the product is being manufactured and distributed by GoSun in over 70 countries. Additionally, it is portable, can operate in cloudy conditions, and it is available internationally within a two-year warranty.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
This product is being distributed by the manufacturer, GoSun Solar, and can be purchased online through various platforms such as Amazon. Other partnering organizations include Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Sonlight Power, Friends of Belle-Riviere. Currently, GoSun is looking for additional distributors.
This product is mass produced by the manufacturer.
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Users can obtain this product directly from the manufacturer's website or through various online platforms (Amazon, eBay, Camp Saver). GoSun also has international distributors. GoSun has partnered with Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, Sonlight Power, and Fiends of Belle-Riviere for the deployment of solar cookers in unserved communities.
Distributions to Date Status
The exact distribution number is unknown. For 2015, GoSun has shipped over 4.000 solar cookersInterview with representative in 2018 and as of 2020, distributions span over 70 countries.
The GoSun Sport can cook a meal in as little as 20 minutes, reaching temperatures above 550 °F. It is portable and capable of cooking in cloudy conditions. Operation is simple; food is placed in the cooking tray which is then slid into the cooking tube. The cooker's stand should be deployed and the whole unit should be stood up facing toward the sun. The dimensions of the product are 61 x 20 x 13 cm, and the product weighs 3.18 kg.
Technical support is provided by the manufacturer.
Replaceable components include the stove tube.
This product includes a 2-year warranty, and has an unknown lifecycle.
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Manufacturer specified performance targets include: easy to use, operable in rain, clouds, and snow, cool to touch, fast operating speed, portable, and low-cost.
Vetted Performance Status
Testing performed by the manufacturer determined operability at night, operability in cloudy conditions, and a minimum meal cook time of 20 minutes.
Potential hazards related to this product involves burns; guidelines provided by the manufacturer must be followed to prevent malfunctioning of the system.
Complementary Technical Systems
Complementary technical systems include the GoSun Sport Pro Pack. Reliable access to sunlight for at least 20 minutes during usage is required to power this product.
Academic Research and References
Babers, J., et al., 2016, Research Plan to Evaluate Efficiency and Emissions in Cookstoves for Lesoit, Tanzania.
Compliance with regulations
A video details the cooking process with GoSun Sport.