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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the features of a Sun Bucket?

• Cool to touch exterior when operational  • Max temperature 340C (644F) • Provides 2000 Watt-hours (thermal) energy at 100%  
• Works with standard stovetop cookware – pressure  cookers, pots, frying pans ... 
• Mimics traditional cooking customs and use of fire • Weight ~10 kg (22 lbs)  
• Diameter ~33 cm (13 inches)  • Charging cycle is independent of operation • Holds a thermal charge for 8-hours 

What can I cook on a Sun Bucket?

Anything you can cook on a stove, grill, or over an open fire, you can cook on a Sun Bucket. Check out our cooking blog to see what we're making!   Does a Sun Bucket get hot enough for fried chicken or rice and beans?  Yes! Those are some of our favorites, too. We want you to be able to cook what you want, the way you want, which is why high heat is our top priority. You can boil and fry to your heart's content.

What's Next?

Scaling in Kenya, Testing throughout Africa: The Sun Buckets team is building up capacity to scale Kenya, and testing in Uganda, Rwanda, The Ivory Coast and more.  Sun Buckets is also exploring manufacturing in North and South America as demanding is building in those regions as well.  Here's one story of how Sun Buckets is changing lives.













This Video is in Swahili.  User Story  in English Found Here.  (English pdf)  


Seeking Partners for New Model: Sun Buckets is transitioning from production of the first-generation prototype to a second-generation Beta model. We are seeking partners to purchase and field test the Beta in communities of displaced persons and in other locations where people who are energy impoverished would benefit from stored solar cooking.

Newest on the Blog: The REI Report
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