SolSource Solar Cooker
One Earth Designs
The SolSource Solar Cooker uses parabolic reflector panels to focus the sun’s rays to a focal point where a pan is located for cooking with 90% efficiency. The cooker can boil 1 liter of water in 10 minutes, reaches searing temperatures within 10 minutes, and grilling and baking temperatures in 5 minutes.
Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Greece, Haiti, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Peru, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Vietnam
For SolSource Grill: $599.00 USD Grill with grill cover and pan: $659.13 USD
When selling in the developing world, SolSource sells their product at a subsidized price. The subsidies are provided in cooperation with local governments and external funders. Additionally, SolSource sometimes offers installment payments or rental options.
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For first use, grill must be assembled following instructions. After this, cooker must be calibrated before each use. This consists of aligning the focus point and selecting the sun setting. From there, pan can be placed on unit and cooking performed.
Dimensions (LxWxH) (cm) 1,500 x 1,200 x 940 Weight (kg): 21
1 year warranty, product expected to last at least 6 years.
The cooker can boil 1 liter of water in 10 minutes, reaches searing temperatures within 10minutes, and grilling and baking temperatures in 5 minutes. Panels retain 90% of their reflectivity over the course of 6 years (in simulated conditions). The cooker can reach temperatures up to 350 Celsius.
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves: Pot Capacity: 15.0 L Approximate lifetime: 10years Pot type: Flat bottom People fed: 12 Weight: 18kg Local assembly possible: yes
It is not recommended to use SolSource on very uneven surfaces because pots may slide off the pot stand.
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Referenced standard: EPTP by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
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