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Solar Oven Facts: How the Technology Works

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The GoSun's patented solar cooking technology can bake, boil or fry a meal using nothing but energy from the sun, even in clouds, wind and freezing conditions. Heating up to 550°F/280°C while staying cool to touch, the stove's performance is only made possible from a combination of ideal materials and clever engineering.

Let's take a look inside:

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GoSun Solar Cooker: The Case For A Better Hotdog

The Case For A Better Hotdog

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Let's be honest. Veggie dogs are often disappointing.

Despite living in the age of quantum computing, our veggies hotdogs are still salt and palm oil loaded miracles of the agriculture age. As a company, we have cooked our share of veggie dogs and have become reluctant fans, looking for a healthier option for our veggie inclined friends.

That's until we tried a Yeah Dawg and learned their story. Now we're hooked. 

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Guardians of the Ocean: GoSun Ambassador Spotlight

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Your All-Season Solar Cooker: How to Cook During The Winter

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As the weather dips in the Fall, we’re often asked how exactly is it that these stoves can cook so effectively even in the cold. To answer this, amongst other questions, we’ve created a handy FAQ.

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Off-Grid Living with Ultra-Runner Patrick Sweeney

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GoSun Ambassador Patrick Sweeney has become a household name in the ultra-running community. The headline of Sweeney’s running blog reads, “Vicarist for Hire.” (A vicarist, being one who devotes their life to maximizing others' vicarious enjoyment.), and the ultra-runner does just that, making a living having fun so that others can go along for the ride.

Traveling the majority of the year of his tiny, off-grid trailer, dubbed the “Patcave.” (complete with its own Instagram profile), Patrick has perfected a lifestyle that's uniquely his own, choosing quality over quantity. 

 

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GoSun Tree Planting Campaign

7 Reasons We Plant Trees

We plant 2 trees for every solar stove sold. Of all actions we could take, why trees?

Sequestering CO2 aside, trees have a number of not so obvious functions that make them perhaps the single most powerful force for combating climate change and improving the lives of those in the world who live with the least. Having planted more than 20,000 trees to date in collaboration with Trees For The Future, we would like to share with you a few reasons why trees are a big deal.

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Top Solar Cookers Compared (Infographic)

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Solar Cookers, Ovens, and Stoves: Comparing The Options

Solar cooking has been getting a lot of good press in the last months, and for good reason! Solar cooking is a great idea for anyone looking to reduce their fuel use, keep their kitchen cool or find a more convenient alternative to a conventional stove.

Luckily, if you're searching for a solar cooker, you now have more options than ever. From an oven that can bake a Turkey, to a stove that can cook a meal under clouds and snow, the technology of solar cookers has come a long way since your grade pizza box oven!

Comparing stoves is like picking a car; each model excelsfor certainuses andbut may fall short in others. In fact, it's common forsolar chefs to combine technology to meet the needs of their situation and environment. In order to demystify the options, we have created a comparison looking the most popular solar cookers on the market. Due to the nature of the comparison, we have compared cooker types rather than models, with exception to the GoSun solar cooking devices which have no parallels.  

Consider a few key questions before exploring your options of solar cookers:

  • Do you have good continuous sunlight where you intend to cook?
  • Are you willing to change cooking habits to adapt to a new technology?
  • Do you plan on using the stove daily or just on occasion?
  • Will you use your cooker at home or for on-the-go adventure?

 

This blog post is part of our larger informational resource on cooking with the sun. For a comprehensive blog post on this topic, please click here: The Ultimate Solar Cooker Guide: How to Prepare Food With the Sun.

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Best Solar Gadgets For Spring...or Any Season

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Spring is heating up, and the sun is making its presence felt—in more ways than one. With each season new applications for solar are finding their ways into our lives. This year, you can power your whole Spring and Summer with these neat solar gadgets that even manage to make working over the weekend a little bit cooler. Plus, you’ll save fuel by swapping out a few common spring appliances. Here are some of our favorite solar-powered products for your sunniest Spring yet.

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Off The Grid From Scratch: An Ambassador Spotlight

Many aspire to escape the stress and dependency of modern life, but few have started from the ground up to make that vision a reality. Over the last 8 months GoSun Ambassadors, Jesse and Alyssa, have done just that on their 5 acre lot in Idaho. 

Cataloging everything about their journey on their homesteading blog Pure Living for Life and YouTube, they have created a plethora of resources on essential topics such as purchasing landsaving money on building materialsmending soil from scratchmilling your our own lumber and even expense reports to boot!

We sat down with Alyssa to ask her about their journey, from it's passionate inception to the pitfalls and any advice they would give to anyone planning to follow suit. 

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GoSun Solar Vacuum Tube

Why Tubes Break: Debunking The Myths

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After years of working with vacuum tube solar cookers and thousands of happy customers, we’ve become experts on the matter. In wake of our recent appearance on Top Chef, in which one of the cheftestants thermally shocked and broke their cooking tube, we’ve decided to address this matter head-on.

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RV Solar Cooking Tips

Solar Cooking Tips from An RV Master

 Want to live a life on the road?

Tiffany will show you how.

What some people see as a simple vacation other can make into a lifestyle (or better yet, an art). We discovered Tiffany a few months ago posting on the GoSun Community Kitchen. Her eye-catching recipes came attached with intriguing snip-bits and breathtaking landscapes. We had a feeling that there was a great story behind the photos and reached out to get the inside scoop behind this enigmatic RVing boondocker. 

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Things We Love: Nokero N233 Solar Lamp

Incredible Power In A Tiny Package

Released this October, the Nokero 233 is the world’s most efficient solar lightWaterproof and built to take a beating, the 233 is the perfect companion for camping or emergency lighting and can run up to15 hours from a single day’s charge, cranking out 25 lumens. Even better, for every light sold, Nokero will give an equal light to a family in need.  

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