The Future Of Solar Cooking Is Being Forged By A Local Company

Nov 13, 2015

GoSun Stove’'s portable solar cooker. The company is trying to make solar cooking possible around the world, especially in developing countries.
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Renewable energy is becoming more popular and is making its way to the food world with solar cooking, which uses the sun’s energy to prepare food. It’'s not only convenient for, say, campers, but could provide a means to clean cooking solutions in developing countries. Cincinnati-based GoSun Stove is on the fuel-free frontline with a solar cooker that works day and night.

According to GoSun, more than 3 billion people around the world still cook with wood and other solid fuels, resulting in toxic smoke from indoor fires that kill 1.9 million people annually.

Joining us to discuss ways to alleviate the problem and the future of solar cooking are GoSun Stove Founder Patrick Sherwin; GoSun Stove Founding Member and Social Designer Matt Gillespie; and executive director of This-Land.org and adjunct horticulture professor at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, Braden Trauth.

For more information on efforts to provide clean cookstoves to people around the world, visit the Global Alliance For Clean Cookstoves