|Taking Solar Cooking Indoors|
SunGenius Built-in Solar
These pictures have been photo shopped to
illustrate what it would look like when installed.
SunGenius Benefits and Features
Proven solar cooking
technologies were used in the oven as such. The SunGenius will at
least have the same cooking abilities as some of the best solar
cookers found anywhere else. We focused exclusively on the
technology to get a built-in solar oven to follow the sun as well as
the safety and security aspects required by industry. We also paid
special attention to quality, convenience and style to be used as a state of the art
All clean cooking appliances are mobile and needs to be carried around. To monitor such a mobile device for carbon offset purposes or feedback to investors over a long period of time, has been proven an almost impossible task.
Solar water geysers, as a fixed appliance, have already proven to be much easier to monitor and the results are more reliable and widely accepted.
For carbon offset
evaluation and auditing, a SunGenius built-in Solar Oven would be ideal as it is a fixed
structure to the house and can not easily be stolen or stored. It
does not have to be carried around or looked after. As it
is always ready to be used and easily accessible from the inside of the
house, it increases the possibility that it will be used on a daily
basis and therefore has all the necessary components to become a commonly used household appliance.
Social benefits usually associated with solar cooking are also being taken to a new level. SunGenius does not only provide a convenient household appliance, it restores dignity, pride and continuous financial relief and health benefits. As it is a fixed appliance and does not need to be carried around, we are currently experimenting with energy storage to at least keep a meal hot or cooking for up to four hours after sunset.
We belief that both the communities for whom this appliance is designed and the business corporations that provides the money through carbon credits and social investments, deserve a quality product that really makes a difference in social conditions of poor people and that the effect thereof can be monitored over long periods of time.
It is also a possibility that this technology might be very useful if made provision for in new green school building designs where kids will be exposed and participate in solar cooking as part of feeding schemes. The Indian government recently allocated funds for solar cooking training in 15 000 schools. To demonstrate their commitment to solar cooking, a world record for the most solar cooked meals at one place and time was set. (3 639)
The price of the SunGenius is not set yet as the development is still in the tested prototype Phase. Early indications are that it will be between $300 and $400.
We are currently a semi-finalist in the Global Cleantech Innovation Programme and urgently need your feedback to be used in the final stages of the programme.
With competitive solar cooking appliances like the Sungenius, Solar
Cooking can now follow
Tested full scale Prototype, Business model and Business Plan available upon request