Solar cookers are the best way to cook food without emitting any carbon or depending on the grid whatsoever. But they have a crippling weakness that, ironically, is the source of its energy: the Sun. Here's how Elon Musk describes the problem: "The obvious problem with solar power is that the sun doesn't shine at night. Even during the day, energy generation varies. It's important to (...) retain enough so that you can use it at night."
Musk was describing the problem of renewable energy -- it had to be used when created or it couldn't be used at all. Unlike coal or natural gas plants that can be throttled up and down at any time, a solar plant only worked when the sun was shining; wind turbines only worked when the wind was blowing. To get around this problem, the Tesla founder has worked tirelessly to create battery packs that can store this energy and provide it 24 hours a day, making clean energy a viable source to power an entire electric grid, with no dependence on fossil fuels whatsoever.
GoSun has worked just as hard to make solar-powered technology that can store this energy to be used for later, whether on a cloudy day or at night. The result is the GoSun Fusion, the only solar cooker that works at night (click here to order the Fusion).
How the GoSun Fusion Cooks at Night
The Fusion’s hybrid solar/electric technology enables cooking anywhere, anytime thanks to the oven's vacuum tube, known for its advanced thermal performance. Five times more efficient than a normal oven cook meals with the energy needed to power a lightbulb.
Here's a short video that gets into the technology.
How to Power the GoSun Fusion
If you’re out of power and sunlight, the GoSun Fusion can be powered from anything that can provide 150 Watts at 12 volts. This includes 12V outlets or a power source from carport jacks (cigarette lighter port), boat or RV battery, and much more*.
A perfect way to power your GoSun Fusion is with the optional, lithium-ion battery Powerbank. The two-pound Powerbank allows for up to one hour of off-grid cooking power. Just recharge your Powerbank with the provided AC adapter (wall plug) after your adventure and you’re ready to do it all over again. Or you can recharge the Powerbank with the optional 30-Watt solar panel to remain completely off-grid (here's a bundle that includes the Fusion, the Powerbank, the solar panel, and a solar lamp).
GoSun will provide access to additional accessories to support other power sources such as an AC Wall Socket or 12 Volt battery.
Cooking under the Sun is always nice with a solar cooker, but GoSun operates under a wide range of conditions; cloudy, freezing, muggy, snowing, windy, dusty, or nighttime, nothing is off-limits.