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Unlike the SolSource Pro, the SolSource Air will be geared toward recreational use right here in the United States. Engineered for the user to stand in a safe position away from any harmful rays, the Air's durable materials and design ensures that it will stand up to harsh weather and last for a long time. Keep it in the backyard for pollution-free outdoor cooking or toss it in the RV for off-grid convenience while on the road.

What if boiling water were a day-long chore? For millions around the world, something as simple as making tea or cooking lunch requires hours of backbreaking work to find fuel for a lasting fire. In developing nations, women and girls spend long hours collecting pollution-heavy fuels while their brothers attend school. One Earth Designs knows that in a single hour, enough sunlight reaches Earth to power humanity for an entire year, and through their upcoming line of portable, affordable solar stoves, they aim to harness that energy for a cleaner planet and a socially just world.

Currently, the company’s most popular product is the SolSource Pro. This parabolic dish uses reflector panels to collect solar rays. The sun’s energy is then concentrated to a single point under a stove-top that is built over the middle of the device, where the food can be boiled, grilled, steamed, or fried. Perfected through 13 rounds of prototyping and field testing with rural communities in western China, the SolSource Pro is designed to protect user’s eyes from harmful UV radiation while providing a comfortable and convenient cooking experience–even if it’s cloudy. According to the company, the SolSource Pro can boil a liter of water in ten minutes without producing a single ounce of carbon pollution.

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  1. Scot Frank March 8, 2013 at 4:25 am

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words and excitement! Be sure to follow us on Facebook (http://facebook.com/OneEarthDesigns) and Twitter (http://twitter.com/OneEarthDesigns) – later this month we’ll host a Google Hangout, and there is more news in store soon :)

    Scot

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