BBQ powered by mirrors is perfect for the British summer

  • The design heats up food fives times faster than a charcoal grill 
  • Cloud cover won’t prove a problem as it can even cook in partial sunlight
  • Satellite-like design has a dome of mirrors that point at the sun to take energy
  • It cooks in temperatures as low as -1 °C (30 °F) and winds up to 30 mph (40kmh)
  • ‘Early birds’ can get the device for $ 149 (£115) it will then retail for $ 249 (£192)

A solar-powered barbecue has been invented that uses the rays of the sun, reflected on mirrors, to heat up a pan.

The SolSource Sport stove heats up using energy from the sun to grill or boil food.

The cutting edge design cooks a meal in just ten minutes and heats up five times faster than a charcoal grill.

Of course, sunshine in a British summer is an unpredictable thing.

But cloud cover won’t prove a problem, the makers say, as it can even cook in partial sunlight. 

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The solar BBQ allows people to cook in sunny weather instead of using fire - the cutting edge design cooks a meal in just ten minutes and heats up fives times faster than a charcoal grill

The solar BBQ allows people to cook in sunny weather instead of using fire – the cutting edge design cooks a meal in just ten minutes and heats up fives times faster than a charcoal grill

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The barbecue gets its energy from UV rays.

The dome of mirrors can be pointed at the sun to take its energy. 

These mirrors reflect the rays on to the grill. And unlike traditional barbecues there is no smoke from burnt charcoal – and no pile of ashes to dispose of afterwards 

It weighs 10 lbs (4.5 kg) and fits in 2 foot carrying case.

It cooks a meal in just 10 minutes. It can cook in temperatures as low as -1 °C (30 °F) with winds up to 30 mph (40kmh) 

Dr Catlin Powers, founder and CEO of One Earth Designs, who came up with the design, said: ‘SolSource Sport is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who need to travel light and for families who want to cook with the sun in small places or on-the-go.’

The product has been tested ‘on a hill, in a valley the, and at the quayside’ – proving users can cook ‘anywhere under the sun’, she said.

The satellite-like design encompasses a dome of mirrors which can be pointed at the sun to take its energy.

These mirrors reflect the rays on to the grill. And unlike traditional barbecues there is no smoke from burnt charcoal.

It can cook in temperatures as low as -1 °C (30 °F) with winds up to 30 mph (40kmh). 

The eco-friendly device fits into a two-foot carrying case and weighs only 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) meaning it could be good for camping

The eco-friendly device fits into a two-foot carrying case and weighs only 4.5 kilograms (10 pounds) meaning it could be good for camping

These dome-like mirrors reflect to bounce the energy back to heat up the grill, which produces zero emissions - minimising the damage to the environment caused by traditional barbecues

These dome-like mirrors reflect to bounce the energy back to heat up the grill, which produces zero emissions – minimising the damage to the environment caused by traditional barbecues

The BBQ can be used in temperatures up to 400°F/ 200°C. The BBQ is so effective it even works when there is snow on the ground

The BBQ can be used in temperatures up to 400°F/ 200°C. The BBQ is so effective it even works when there is snow on the ground

These reflect to bounce the energy back to heat up the grill, which produces zero emissions – minimising the damage to the environment caused by traditional barbecues. 

The design, which is made from 100 per cent recyclable materials.

The eco-friendly device fits into a two-foot carrying case and weighs only 4.5 kilograms (10 lbs).

The satellite-like design encompasses a dome of mirrors which can be pointed at the sun to heat food. It can cook in temperatures as low as -1 °C (30 °F) with winds up to 30 mph (40kmh)

The satellite-like design encompasses a dome of mirrors which can be pointed at the sun to heat food. It can cook in temperatures as low as -1 °C (30 °F) with winds up to 30 mph (40kmh)

Because it does not require fuel the BBQ can also be used in State and National parks that prohibit fire. 

The BBQ is so effective it even works when there is snow on the ground.

It can be used in temperatures up to 400°F/ 200°C. 

 

 Dr Catlin Powers, founder and CEO of One Earth Designs, who came up with the design, said: 'SolSource Sport is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who need to travel light and for families who want to cook with the sun in small places or on-the-go'

 Dr Catlin Powers, founder and CEO of One Earth Designs, who came up with the design, said: ‘SolSource Sport is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who need to travel light and for families who want to cook with the sun in small places or on-the-go’

The brains behind the solar grill state that ‘every year, over 100,000 wildfires occur in the US alone’ and say they are launching the SolSource Sport to ‘eradicate ecological damage from camp fires’. 

The sun-powered device is currently for sale on Kickstarter – with ‘early birds’ being able to get it for $ 149 (approx £115).

It will then retail for $ 249 (approx £192).

It has raised over £50,000 on its Kickstarter campaign.

The world's first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors. The SolSource Sport stove heats up using energy from the sun to grill or boil food

The world’s first solar-powered barbecue has been invented which cooks food using mirrors. The SolSource Sport stove heats up using energy from the sun to grill or boil food

The revolutionary product has been tested 'on a hill, in a valley the, and at the quayside' - proving users can cook 'anywhere under the sun'. Pictured is where the stove is placed

The revolutionary product has been tested ‘on a hill, in a valley the, and at the quayside’ – proving users can cook ‘anywhere under the sun’. Pictured is where the stove is placed

Because it does not require fuel the BBQ can also be used in State and National parks that prohibit fire

Because it does not require fuel the BBQ can also be used in State and National parks that prohibit fire

The sun-powered device is currently for sale on Kickstarter - with 'early birds' being able to get it for $  149 (approx £115). It will then retail for $  249 (approx £192)

The sun-powered device is currently for sale on Kickstarter – with ‘early birds’ being able to get it for $ 149 (approx £115). It will then retail for $ 249 (approx £192)

 


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