Dec 14, 2017

GoSunJust 10 shopping days to Christmas, so what to get for the boater who has everything? How about a solar cooker? Judging from these two short videos the guys at Stright-MacKay seem pretty excited about their new product.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The solar cooker is really quite an interesting new product and while it is useful for recreational boaters and campers, it also has the potential to help people in the Third World. The cooker is the invention of GoSun a young company with some big ideas. Here’s what their web site has to say:

“After a long morning disassembling a solar water heating device, GoSun founder and solar energy expert, Patrick Sherwin, realized that the vacuum tubes sitting next to him might be able to reheat his lunch. When the food came out hot and roasted, it was an epiphany. Having lived extensively off the grid and working on solar energy projects around the world, he knew that he was on to something.

GoSunSport

While volunteering with non-profits in Haiti and Latin America, Patrick experienced first-hand the vulnerability of energy poverty. Touched by the resilience and happiness of those living on just $2.00/day, he spent years facilitating technology, energy and social innovations in the developing world. These efforts, including many failures to introduce typical solar ovens, led to the realization that his solar hot dog cooker invention could be something more, serving a great need in emerging markets.”

Any product that actually makes life easier (no combustible fuel) while doing the right thing for the environment is a win win.

GoSun Stove are available in Nova Scotia from Stright-MacKay and from The Binnacle in Halifax.
www.gosunstove.com
2 photos Credit: GoSun

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