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SolSource: Cook anything under the sun

A project in San Francisco, CA by One Earth Designs

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Revolutionary sun-powered grill. Requires no fuel, heats up quick, fast cleanup, no emissions.
Backers: 507
Average Pledge Per Backer: $281

Funded: $142,413 of $43,000
Dates: Jun 10th -> Aug 2nd (54 days)
Project By: One Earth Designs
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Latest News

Reach Goals and Burning Man

August 2nd - via:
You are all amazing! We can't believe we've already surpassed our first reach goal and are only $300 away from meeting the next one. Way to go team!  Burning Man Update The units going to Burning Man backers are already special. Due to the rush... (Read More)

SolSource surpasses Kickstarter goal by 3X to offset summer CO2 emissions

August 2nd - via:
SolSource raised more than three times its Kickstarter goal to cook anything under the sun — by using the sun. (Read More)

They're coming down the line (Yeehaw!!)

July 31st - via:
Dear Backers, Greetings from Outdoor Retailer Expo in Utah! We've made a lot of progress on the manufacturing front and are still on schedule to deliver SolSource in October. For those of you heading to Burning Man, you can increase your pledge to... (Read More)

The 10 best home projects on Kickstarter now

July 30th - via:
One of the best aspects of being the editor of Yahoo! Homes is learning about new and groundbreaking designs that aren't (yet) household fixtures. I saw lots of them at the Dwell on Design show in June and at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair a month earlier. But design shows aren't the only place to see some of the most inspiring innovations: They're just a few clicks away on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Thank you, we are at $107k and counting!

July 29th - via:
Hi SolSource Backers! Amazing news! Just as we went to bed last night we reached 200% and now we hit 250% of our campaign goal and it's all thanks to you! (maybe we should get more sleep?!) Our team is sending a BIG thank you to all of you for your... (Read More)

Shipping Update

July 29th - via:
Hi all,  We've been working hard to track down the most cost-effective and eco-friendly shipping options for our US and international backers. Thank you all for your patience!  We have received inquiries from all over the world and have found... (Read More)

Start of the SolSource Road Show!

July 23rd - via:
Dear Backers, We have some awesome news! Last weekend, SolSource helped feed 850 of America's top thinkers, doers, and innovators at Summit Series in Eden, Utah. We had one unit on display and three cranking out rice, chicken, and other goodies in... (Read More)

Thank you, and next steps!

July 19th - via:
Dear Kickstarter Backers! SUCCESS! - We did it together! We are now well over our initial funding goal, which means you'll all be receiving your SolSource in the coming months. YAY! Thanks for your support to make SolSource a reality (in your very... (Read More)

The SolSource: A Rugged, Portable Solar Cooker with a Himalayan Testing Pedigree

June 24th - via:
It's strange that what we in developed nations think of as a recreational activites, like camping and/or grilling, mimic the real-world living conditions of those in developing nations. But that can lead to some interesting design crossovers. A good case in point is the SolSource, a solar cooking grill originally designed and tested with nomads living on the Himalayan Plateau, where there isn't a lot of firewood, fuel-gathering is a chore, and the burning produces unhealthy smoke. (Read More)

Himalayan solar cooking comes to the city

June 19th - via:
Solar cookers designed for nomads in Western China could also barbecue meat and veggies in American backyards and elsewhere in the developed world before the year's end. One Earth Designs has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the manufacture of SolSource, their solar cookers, for larger scale distribution in the developed world as well as in their home base in East Asia. (Read More)

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