SOL5 — The Powerful, Sustainable Money Saver

Instead of buying fuel, use the free solar energy around you!
Roast, bake and dehydrate high quality with this smokeless 3.5 Kilowatt solar concentrator.

The SOL5 captures direct sunlight and turns it into heat for processes up to to 300°C (depending on country).

The SOL5 has recently completed successful piloting we’re moving towards making the product available globally.

 

SOL5
Solar Heat Power For Food Processing

- Bakes 7kg of bread in 1 hour

- Roasts 16kg of peanuts in 3 hours

- Dehydrates 20kg of Tomato in 8 hours

- Requires only direct sunlight, no fuel.

(No funds asked at this stage)

 

 

Multi-Use: The SOL5 Roasts / Bakes / Dehydrates

Roast

  • Can roast Peanut, Coffee, Cocoa / Cacao, Cashew and more.
  • No more burnt taste
  • Regulated temperature
  • Roasts 16kg of peanuts in 3 hours
  • No fuel costs
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Because there's no fuel being burnt there's no hot spots that burn the beans and no risk of contaminating the roast with burnt fuel fuels or residues. Because sunlight is free there is no fuel costs and the SOL5 can pay for itself in less tha 2 years!

Bake

  • Can bake 500 cookies per day, 16 breads each batch
  • Up to 300°C baking temperature
  • Even heat distribution for high quality bakes
  • Immune to blackouts and brownouts
  • No fuel costs (requires sunlight, but the sun doesn’t charge :)
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Bake at the same temperatures and quantity of a commercial tripple phase oven! Bake without fuel costs, without fuel or electric supply line. Bake without smoke!

Dehydrate

  • Can dehydrate fish, fruits, vegetables
  • Dehydrates 20kg of tomatoes in 8 hours
  • Faster drying method
  • Clean dehydration process (no more bugs)
  • No fuel costs
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With a high temperature and high-power heat source, and a small PV pannel to force a rapid flow of air through the dehydrator, the SOL5 can dehydrate evenly, large quantities in short time. This significantly reduces risk of the sun going down while produce is still not fully dehydrated (compared to passive solar dehydrating methods). And of course, there are no fuel costs (compared with electric or fuel powered dehydrating)!

 


SOL5 Roadmap

After completing a program of piloting and design iterations in 2018, now entrepreneurs are successfully using the SOL5 to bake commercially in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. We have launched our solar trainings and we are working with NGO’s as well as private companies. Our next step is launching a network for fabrication so anyone anywhere can get a SOL5.

 

 

How To Get It

By filling this form you get notified when the SOL5 is available in your country.

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For NGOs and Sponsors:

Learn more about our Impact Programs.

 

 

Forest Trends about GoSol in the Amazon

Posted mercredi 26 juin 2019, by Urs Riggenbach

We started our cooperation with Forest Trends last year in the Amazon with the Surui. Today, the US based NGO reported that "The pilot installation of the SOL5 GoSol unit for drying the babaçu...
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Posted Monday 20 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

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Partner spotlight: CarbonCycle Processing Inc.

Posted Wednesday 8 May 2019, by Lorin Symington

Writing to you from the Philippines, we’re entering the most exciting phase of this collaboration. The construction of 4 Sol5 units is complete, and now we’re testing, prototyping and training end...
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