GoSun creates innovative products that encourage fun, resilience and independence. We are passionate about our products and how they power our customers’ lives. Founded in a small suburban garage in Cincinnati, Ohio, we grew quickly thanks to our community of committed customers and shareholders, who not only believe in our products, but also use them to bring people together.
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
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 to the California Community Wildfire Relief Fund to aid in the the camp fire relief efforts. We provided 1,500 solar cookers to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts due to Typhoon Yutu. We also donate money to Trees for the Future for every product sold to plant more trees So far, we've helped plant over 40,000 trees.
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. The World Health Organization estimates over four million premature deaths occur annually due to respiratory diseases directly related to smoke inhalation.
GoSun has shipped products to over 70 countries throughout the world to all continents. We have donated over 1,000 units for the advancement of solar education. Plus, GoSun has provided over 2,500 units at substantial discount to NGO's throughout the U.S and the World.
GoSun has spent 1,000's of in-kind hours in the development, research and partnerships to advance low-cost, widespread solar cooking and other solar solutions for developing countries and institutions serving sustainable development goals. GoSun will continue to value-engineer our solutions to create and meet real market demands with low-cost, durable and high-performance solar products.
Please get in touch with us and let us know your ideas and projects.
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
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 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.