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GoSol on display in Switzerland!

Posted Sunday 22 September 2019 by Judith Bernet.

GoSol on display in Switzerland!

Solothurn is not known for being the most sunny place in Switzerland – but yesterday it could not have been more perfect for presenting our SOL4 solar concentrator at the HESO 2019. Direct sun and no clouds made it possible: we fried delicious veggie-burgers, boiled water, we roasted almonds, and we produced our first Solothurner solar roasted coffee beans! We only used a pan as basic fryer, but it worked great! (you want to know how our solar-flavour turned out?)

The HESO (Herbstmesse Solothurn) is the biggest annual fair in the region of Solothurn with about 100’000 - 120’000 visitors over 10 days. 287 exhibitors from industry, trade, food sector, manufacturing, suppliers and service providers from the city Solothurn, the region and Switzerland. Next to the food court of Bio Suisse, – where Rosegghof, the amazing organic farm where we have our Swiss Headquarters, was represented – we found our spot in the sun. Many families, children, locals and visitors asked a lot and learned about solar concentration, about thermal solar energy and our projects worldwide, for example our project with our partner Forest Trends in the Brazilian amazon (you may want to read here more about this project).

If you are in the neighbourhood, get in contact with us, there may be a second time, we`ll be at the HESO 2019!