Does seasons and latitude affect when you can use SolSource?
Season and latitude affect how many hours you can use SolSource. Here are some examples:
How do I align SolSource?
First, watch our video on aligning SolSource.
Begin with SolSource positioned away from the Sun. Place cookware on the pot stand, and rotate the SolSource towards the Sun, so that the Sun can be seen aligned with the cookware in the alignment aid mirror. At this point, the brake disc lever can be engaged if desired. Use the adjustment pole to raise or lower the dish until the focal point can be seen clearly in the center of the bottom of the cookware using the alignment aid.
How often should SolSource be re-aligned?
SolSource should be re-aligned every 20 to 30 minutes.
Can I use SolSource in cold weather?
Yes. As long as the sky is clear, SolSource can be used in below-freezing temperatures.
Can I cook in cloudy weather?
If you can see shadows, you can cook. If clouds frequently pass by, it will make cooking more difficult.
Is SolSource stable in high wind?
Yes, in moderately high wind, the tripod legs can be staked down to the ground.
Is SolSource stable on uneven surfaces?
Yes. However, it is not recommended to use SolSource on very uneven surfaces because pots may slide off the pot stand.
Do the reflective panels get hot?
No. The reflective panels will always remain cool and safe to touch.
What do I need to do when SolSource is not in use?
Do to the parabolic reflectiveness of the SolSource, there is a possibility of a “stray ray” that may cast upon a combustible surface. If this happens that combustible surface may catch fire due to the heat. It is recommended that you 1: Never leave your SolSource unattended when in use. 2. That you cover your SolSource when not in use. And, that you either turn your SolSource away from the sun or store it.