When will it ship?
Mid-October 2017, subject to manufacturing schedule.
How much will it cost?
SolSource Sport is expected to have a retail price of $249 excluding shipping. You can pre-order SolSource Sport at 30% off MSPR on our website or Indiegogo InDemand.
Will you ship to any country?
We will advise you on shipping to your country. You are responsible for any customs, duties, and taxes for your country.
What is the shipping cost?
Shipping to anywhere in the world is US$50. We believe in providing a fair rate to all our customers, no matter where they are in the world. For that reason, we’re providing a global flat rate.
Does the reflector scratch easily?
The reflector of SolSource Sport will be made with the same patented self-healing polymer material as our current SolSource. It was engineered to be used in the Himalayas where sandstorms are frequent. The reflectors can withstand minor scratching without affecting its performance. However, repeat scratching with abrasive material will damage the reflectors. Polishing the reflector will cause irreversibly damage.
How big is SolSource Sport?
How much does SolSource Sport weight?
About 10 Pounds / 4.5 kilograms.
What is the weight bearing capacity?
The test units bear 6kg but this is still subject to final design decisions based on user feedback.
What pots/pans can I use?
SolSource Sport will be able to support about 12 Lb / 6 KG of food and cookware combined. Cookware with black bottoms made from aluminum or copper performs best. Make sure to keep the lid on while cooking to keep the heat in and prevent moisture loss to the air.
How hot does my food get?
SolSource Sport reaches 200°C. You can pan fry eggs, bacon and sausages, boil water to make coffee and tea, or reheat food that you have prepared earlier. As with any form of cooking, check to ensure meat is thoroughly cooked through and food is piping hot before consumption.
How hot does the pot stand get?
The metal part of the pot stand will get heated up alongside the cookware placed on top, and can reach at or above 200°C.
Do the reflectors get hot?
No. They stay cool as all the sun’s energy is reflected onto the pot stand.
How quickly can I cook a meal?
10-15 minutes, depending on how sunny and ambient temperature.
How much power does SolSource Sport generate?
How energy efficient is SolSource Sport?
92% efficient at converting sunlight into heat, compared to about 15% efficiency of photovoltaic panels converting sunlight into electricity.
Can I cook when it’s cold, windy or cloudy?
SolSource Sport can be used in cold and windy condition. Regarding clouds, it depends. If you can see your shadow, yes. But the power will be constrained. You cannot use any solar cooker when there is full cloud cover.
How much fuel and money do I save?
How much pollution do I prevent when I use SolSource Sport?
When cooking with SolSource Sport, you produce zero air pollution (CO2, CO, PM2.5, NOX). Cooking food will release some CO2 into the atmosphere, but the amount is negligible.
Can I cook while sitting?
Yes. By resting SolSource Sport on the ground, you can cook while sitting on a picnic bench or a beach chair.
Can I cook while standing?
Yes. You can rest SolSource Sport on a picnic table, or on raised ground. Make sure it is a sturdy / stable surface. Also check out base upgrade options.
What size pan can I use on it?
The pot stand fits an 20cm / 8” pan easily. Any pan bigger than that will start obscuring the reflectors and diminish cooking power. The pot stand can support smaller cookware.
Can I cook on a boat?
Yes. You can. Ensure SolSource Sport is placed on a stable surface away from the edge of the vessel so your food and cooking utensils don’t fall into the sea!
Can I tailgate with SolSource Sport?
Yes. You can rest SolSource Sport at the back of a truck or next to a picnic table.
How do I clean my SolSource Sport?
The reflector is easy to clean – just warm mild soapy water, and wipe dry.
How do I cook with SolSource Sport?
Just like how you normally do. Just point SolSource Sport at the sun and start cooking.
How do I assemble my SolSource Sport?
It’s easy to do in just 3 minutes, by simply follow the assembly instructions in the box.