SolSource Solar Cooker

One Earth Designs

Distributed by SolSource, the Solar Cookers reaches temperatures of over 280ºC (550ºF) boiling 1 litre of water in 10 minutes.


Product description Brand name and product description

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 litre of water in 10 minutes, reaches searing temperatures within 10 minutes, and grilling and baking temperatures in 5 minutes. The product weighs 4.5 kgs and the recommended maximum loading is 3 kgs.

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

Countries: 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

Distributors/implementing organizations Organization(s) distributing/deploying this product directly to communities/individuals?"

Directly from the manufacturer, SoulSource-One Earth Designs.  Also available on AmazonCantinaWestRealGoods.

Market suggested retail price Price per unit or service price per usage/terms (USD). Subsidies noted.

648 USD on SolSource-One Earth Designs; 449 USD on RealGoods (for August 2018, out of stock); for August 2018, on CantinaWest is out of stock.

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 instalment payments or rental options.

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

GoSun Solar Cooker from GoSun and SolSuffit SuniCook from SolarCooking, the latter also in the E4C Solutions Library.

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

Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.

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

Both affluent and low-income consumers globally but especially those who rely on traditional cooking methods.

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