What Is A Solar Power Oven & How To Conquer Cooking With One

Solar power oven takes your cooking to the next level.

Whether you are cooking outside your house or while camping.

Either can be done with the use of a solar power oven that can be fun for the whole family.

Camping is a great past time that a lot of families still enjoy all through the year.

Being outdoors seeing the wildlife and the fresh breeze can be very revitalizing.

You can agree with that right?

Traditional Camp Cooking

Most camp side cooking is done on an open fire after collecting branches to get a fire going.

But what if there was a different way to cook for you and your family where you didn’t have to start a fire.

One that could potentially set fire to the habitat around it damaging it beyond repair.

One that doesn’t cause smoke that is also unpleasant for everyone standing around it not to mention the animals.

This brings us to solar cookers.

What Is A Solar Power Oven

Solar Power Oven

Above is a picture of a simplistic one simply made from a using a reflective material.

A solar power cooker is a device that can be made or bought in which it uses the energy of direct sunlight to heat or cook food materials.

They have been used for decades by simply finding something reflective that allows the user to catch the sun rays and heat and cook food.

Many solar cookers currently in use are relatively inexpensive, low-tech devices.

This does not take away from the fact that some are just as powerful as traditional stoves.

Companies make these in large-scale solar cookers that can cook for hundreds of people or smaller ones to cook for a family.

The great part is they use no fuel and cost nothing to operate.

In addition, these solar power ovens also reduce air pollution and help slow down deforestation and desertification from cutting trees to start the fires.

That all sounds great doesn’t it?

Solar Power Oven & Efficiencies


As mentioned above certain solar power ovens can be just as efficient if not more than traditional home ovens.

They are used to harness the heat from the sun which means free fuel cost to cook with.

As a result, companies like GoSun have designed their ovens to be 5x more efficient and to cook hotter and faster than any other solar cooker or solar oven on the market.

They offer three different models depending on your cooking size needs.

Below are the three models along with dimensions, cook times, meal load, max temperature, and food capacity.

Weight14 lbs7 lbs2 lbs
Dimensions23″ x 13″ x 13″24″ x 16″ x 12″14.17″ x 7″ x 3.37″
Cook time60 minutes20 minutes20-45 minutes
Meals per load4-62-31
Max Temperature550 ºF
Capacity145 oz39 oz13.5 oz

Good Uses For a Solar Power Oven


These are great for anything you want to cook.

The only restriction you have is the capacity of the oven itself.

You can use these solar power ovens to

  • Bake
  • Roast
  • Steam or fry

If you are like me or any other person who loves to cook the creative opportunity of your recipes can make this even more enjoyable.

You can still season or use sauces just like in a traditional oven.

Remember the only difference is you are using something other than traditional fuel.

You are using the sun to cook for you!

Cook Times Of Solar Power Ovens

You might be surprised how little Sun is needed to finish a meal in a solar-powered oven.

A good rule of thumb is the stove will cook quickly if you can see a defined shadow from your hand even when overcast, windy, and in some cases rainy.

In addition, if thick clouds are spotty, cooking is still possible, though it will take longer as the stove builds up heat during the sunny periods.

No worries if you run out of sunlight the stove does cook off a battery bank as well.

So you can catch the rays from the sun to charge the battery bank to charge your devices or power the stove.

You can power it through 12 Volts from your car, boat, RV or PowerBank.

The length of cooking time depends on how much sun exposure you have along with the outside temperature and what exactly you are trying to cook.

GoSun Fusion models reach a max temp as high as 550°F (288°C).

If you need more particular temperatures for cooking a wide range of food you can upgrade the kit and add a GoSun Smart Thermometer with App for you phone.

See more about that in our next section!

Solar Power Oven

Technology Evolved With Solar Power Ovens

GoSun has a passion for creating innovative products that encourage fun, resilience, and independence.

They are very passionate about their products and how they power their customers’ lives. 

They have come out with a pretty good assortment of products that are redefining the camping and recreational marketplace.

Paired their solar power stove with their thermo temperature gauge that comes with a LCD screen for maximum safety reaching the right temperatures for meet.

It comes with a free App (find GoSun Thermo at App Store) and an extended probe cord for a wide range of uses.

It reports accurate temperature immediately on screen and back to your phone or tablet.

The GoSun App also sends an alert to your phone when your food is ready at your pre-selected temperature.

No need to stand over your food and watch it!

Here are some of the products they have been working on.

  • Camping and cooking stoves
  • Coolers
  • Charging solutions
  • Solar power lighting solutions
  • Outdoor solar sinks
  • Travel Cutlery Sets
  • And Travel Coffee maker and water boilers


GoSun is a great company looking to make huge impacts in the environmental community.

Their solar power ovens are a great solution for anyone looking to cook with the power of the sun.

Be on the lookout for our “company spotlight” post going into more details of this company and what they are accomplishing!

If you want to see more about GoSun and their other products you can visit their site by clicking below.

6 thoughts on “What Is A Solar Power Oven & How To Conquer Cooking With One

  1. Hello there! Thanks for sharing this excellent article. I’ve gone through it and I must say you did an amazing job. It’s precise and well detailed, no long talk just straight to the point. A solar power oven would be beautiful to have. Imagine reducing electricity bill with this amazing oven powered by solar energy. Seeing that it’s very efficient, I’ll definitely get one. It also looks very classy and has an aesthetic touch. Thank you 

    1. Thank you for your insight on this article. I agree with all your points and do believe it would be a great addition in place of starting fires that could get out of hand as we have sadly seen in recent months. 

      I do hope you will take time to look through our other articles and again thank you for the support!

  2. Its so lovely to be able to go through this article, many times, people don’t get to know about the new and advanced ways of making life easier like having a solar powered house or a machine that uses solar panels to generate it’s own energy. This solar power oven is a good choice to have, thanks for sharing about it.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment about this post. It is refreshing to see new things coming to the market that are beneficial to the environment for once! 

      Thanks again for the comment and I hope you enjoy our other articles!

  3. Hello there, thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful piece of information here with us. I must say i really did enjoyed going through your review as i find it very helpful to me. I never knew there was such an oven before now, it looks really amazing and i will like to get this for my self and try it out, thanks for sharing this

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