2019 Year-in-Review

A look back at everything that's happened at GoSun in 2019.

December 31, 2019 3 min read

2019 Year-in-Review

What a year it's been at GoSun! In 2019, we built on our lineup of award-winner solar cookers and branched out into whole new technologies. We're very excited about what 2020 has in store, but before looking ahead, it pays to look back and remember everything that's happened. 

Fusion | Hybrid Solar Oven

GoSun Fusion | Hybrid Solar Oven

GoSun introduced its newest solar cooker, the Fusion, an innovative solar stove capable of cooking day or night, at CES in Las Vegas, in January.

The GoSun Fusion is the first solar hybrid portable oven that integrates the company’s patented solar cooking technology with a solar-electric heating system that allows the user to cook at night, during periods of thick cloud cover, even in heavy rains.

The Fusion was pre-sold on Kickstarter in late 2018 to an overwhelming reception with 831 backers pledging $371,562, making the Fusion among the top three percent of all products pre-sold on Kickstarter. 

As the Fusion was developed in response to retailers and customers urging the company to overcome the limitations of solar cooking at night and in overcast conditions, this is truly a groundbreaking hybrid solar-electric cooker.

With the capacity to cook for a family of five under virtually any conditions, the Fusion offers enhanced independence and choice. It also offers an optional Bluetooth, app compatible thermometer so that the user can know exactly when their food is fully solar cooked.

Chill | Portable Solar Cooler

The Chill, a portable, high-efficiency cooler that utilizes energy from the Sun to keep drinks and food cold or frozen, eliminating the need for ice, was launched in August.

The Chill eliminated the possibility of soggy sandwiches, resupplying ice or lugging around a heavy cooler with extra bags of ice to keep your food or drinks cold. It combines the technology of brushless compressor motors with lithium ion batteries. Similar in size to a standard cooler, the Chill is a 40-liter cooler that fits 40% more food and drink since there’s no ice using the valuable space inside.

In addition to running off the including Lithium Powerbank, every GoSun Chill comes with integrated components that enable it to be run from typical household AC power, mobile 12 Volt sources or optional solar panel charging. The detachable 144wh Powerbank can also power laptops, portable accessories and cellphones (over 10 full charges) making it handy where you need the juice.

The Chill can with a portable Solar Table or a flexible Solar Panel that allow for a completely portable power and cooling system. Additionally, shade from the Solar Table allows the cooler to stay colder, even in direct sunlight, enabling operation at temperatures down to 0°F (-18°C). Typical cooler solutions are unable to maintain consistent temperatures, while the GoSun Chill offers a dry,temperature-controlled environment for up to 14 hours on the Powerbank alone.

“Solar technology is the cleanest and most accessible form of energy. With technology getting more efficient, GoSun is working hard to make more solar powered devices,” said Patrick Sherwin, founder and CEO of GoSun. “Coolers are a pain in the ice and the new fashion cooler industry hasn’t solved the problem either. A solar powered cooler that can keep your food or drinks cold without worrying about ice is a game-changer for anyone who gets outdoors or prepares for emergencies.”

 

Flatware | Wallet-Sized Flatware Set

GoSun Flatware | Wallet-sized Utensils

In November, GoSun released Flatware, a set of reusable utensils that fit in your wallet, purse, or pocket. They are durable, clean, and ultra-portable. 

This eco-friendly dinnerware replaces single-use plastic utensils. It's the only reusable utensil set that can actually fit into your wallet, so you don't need to remember to bring it with you. With Flatware, you'll never have to reach for the single-use plastic again.

Protecting you from unwanted grease, these self-contained utensils are able to travel with you anywhere.  Flatware is great for eating on-the-go: cafe, salad bar, campsite, event, cafeteria, carryout, and the list goes on.

Flatware is simple to use - just pop it out of its case, slide the utensil out and lock it in place. When you're finished eating, simply clean them off and stow away.

    Flatware is made from 301 Stainless Steel - the same material that is used on today's rocket ship craft. It is lightweight, beautiful and virtually indestructible. 

     

    What's Ahead

    We can't wait for 2020. GoSun is committed to releasing new products to bring about the vision of a world where everyone has access to zero-carbon cooking, cooling, lighting, and living. Join us on this journey! 

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