It is common knowledge that the world’s natural resources are dwindling and it is only a matter of time before they run dry. Many companies look to the sun as an endless supply of energy and create solar panels to harness that power–primarily to power a home. Since we all live our lives on the go, some portability around solar products really made sense. A company that concentrates on the intersection of functional solar-powered products and portability is GoSun. This company is harnessing the sun to charge devices, purify water, and cook food.
According to GoSun’s website, “Around one billion people do not have access to electricity and over three billion people still cook on dangerous, polluting stoves that run on dirty fuels: wood, charcoal and petrochemical fires.” GoSun, understanding the ramifications of the lack of resources, took on social and global responsibility and got involved. GoSun not only offers products that function purely off solar power; they also offer a platform full of opportunity for education and empowerment.
Sustainability at the core.
GoSun gained wide popularity for their innovative solar ovens that cook food without flames or fuel–just good ol’ sunshine. They offer a range of sizes for the solar ovens making units as low as $139 and up to $499 for the hybrid Fusion model that can cook 4-5 meals in one go.
Clever design and forward-thinking allowed GoSun to create an ecosystem around solar solutions. They knew that if you are going to cook food using the sun–you’re probably bringing food with you to cook–which means you need a cooler to transport and store that food. To complement the portable solar cookers, GoSun offers a solar cooler called the Chill that will keep your food fresh using the power from the sun.
To add to the ecosystem–GoSun has a full range of portable solar panel and power bank solutions–like a picnic table with a solar panel built-in to power your solar kitchen. No setup is complete without solar powered lights so you can see what you’re doing when the sun goes down–GoSun has that covered too. When you get dirty from all the cooking and eating–it’s time to wash up–and guess what? GoSun recently launched the Flow–a portable solar water purifier and sink that turns dirty water clean and pumps it to a collapsible sink.
Products with purpose.
GoSun has shipped products all over the world, across the continents, which include over 70 countries. They’ve created relationships with multiple non-profit organizations and donated to Global Giving and World Central Kitchen just to name a few. To show even more their commitment to social and global responsibility; the company has donated over 1,500 solar cookers to the famous American Red Cross.
As an example of GoSun’s effort to educate their customers, their website offers articles that cover a wide variety of topics, which include saving parts of the environment, how to own a tiny house, along with product benefits and functionality instructions.
Impacting lives and improving health.
In a previous statement, it was mentioned that GoSun provided solar cookers to several countries. This action alone is empowerment since these solar cookers improve the health of the underprivileged since the cooking with dirty fuels is lessened. The level of safety is increased due to reducing indoor pollutants which in turn ensures the stove is cool to the touch. Because GoSun products are solar powered, less resources are being used and destroyed which means saving more trees since burning wood for the stove is no longer needed. Not to mention the amount of time, money and effort that is saved using GoSun’s products.
Coming full circle, GoSun has truly found a unique way of staying involved in the community, and unifying the people by providing alternatives to unsafe, inefficient, and unsustainable methods. Since their mission is to adapt to a solar future, new product developments are consistently in the works. Although they currently offer products from solar panels, portable on-the-go products, and complete solar stoves; they still look for new ways to stay ahead of the curve.