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    Company Overview

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    GoSun is a young company comprised of designers, engineers, and change-makers, intent on serving the world with unparalleled green cooking solutions. We are passionate about our products and how they power our customers’ lives. Founded in a small suburban garage, we grew quickly thanks to our community of committed customers, who not only believe in our products, but also use them to bring people together.

    A Humble Start

    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.

    Patrick Sherwin invents GoSun in his garage

    Patrick Sherwin invents GoSun in his garage

    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.

    Patrick Sherwin installing solar panels in Haiti

    Patrick Sherwin works with non-profits in Haiti

    For the full story, listen to this interview with Patrick on the Inside the Adventure podcast. To see his latest adventure living off only solar cooked food for 40 days take a look at the 40 Days Of Sunshine Blog.

    An Exciting Future

    Although GoSun is still a small entrepreneurial business, we believe we should all do what we can, when we can. Since our inception, we've worked with dozens of nonprofit organizations to provide discounted solar cookers and other solar products to those that need them most.

    GoSun offers a full ecosystem of solar products

    In 2017, GoSun has provided funding to support the efforts of The Houston Food Bank, Global Giving, and Operation BBQ Relief. In 2018, we made donations to The American Red Cross and World Central Kitchen to assist in Hurricane Florence relief efforts.And we made a donation to the California Community Wildfire Relief Fund to aid in the the camp fire relief efforts. We  provided 1500 solar cookers to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts due to Typhoon Yutu.  We also donate money each year to Trees for the Future.  So far, we've helped plant over 40,000 trees. Learn why trees are important here.

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