Our solar kettle is different to a conventional kettle in that its source of energy is the sun.
This reliance on the sun as an energy source has real positive value as the kettle can be used off-grid wherever there is sunshine. Like it says on the box it is “Free energy beamed from outer space”! We recommend that you think of the Solar Kettle like a tea urn of days gone by. With a tea urn you would switch it on and it would heat up (taking 40 mins or so) but once hot, you had instant hot water on demand. With the solar kettle, just leave it out to catch the sun in the morning and when you want a hot drink later in the day it will be there ready with boiling water at no cost. This simply requires getting into the habit of thinking ahead – filling the solar kettle in the morning then refilling it after each use. Get into this routine and you can have free hot water throughout the day.
As a rule of thumb, we suggest that on a sunny day in the UK it takes around two hours for the water to come to the boil from cold. We have customers from countries right across the world. Many of them have kindly provided us with useful regional performance data on boiling times. These are reproduced here alongside our own results.
We are always interested to hear feedback from our customers, please let us know how your kettle performs by leaving your feedback on our Contact Form.
TIME LAPSE SEQUENCE OF SOLAR KETTLE IN ACTION
Hampshire, UK, May 2013
|This sequence shows one of our kettles heating up to boiling point over a period of two hours.You can tell from the shadows coming and going that it wasn’t continuously sunny.|
NAZARÉ, PORTUGAL April 2013
|Here’s a picture of the solar kettle I took in Nazaré, my hometown, in Portugal.This is the place where the world renowned Garret McNamara surfed the highest wave in the world.The kettle works perfectly. At this time of year [April], it’s taking about two hours to get it to boil water.Whenever I take the kettle to my workplace, my colleagues immediately say: ‘Oh Great, we’re going to have solar tea again’.|
NORTH CAROLINA, USA April 2013
Today, the kettle was put out at 10 am and by 12:30 pm it had reached 104C! My daughter and I are sitting here happily sipping the tea that we made.
SCOTLAND, UK March 2013
In peak winter when I first bought it I was getting 65C (water purification and too hot to touch, perfect for the dishes). This was the best it could manage in clouded conditions with -3 C with high wind chill in Scotland. However here we are now in sunny Scotland (not) and every day that the sun looks to poke through the clouds before I go to training I fill my solar flask. When I return 2-4 hours later the seal on the top has pushed out the temp sensor to release excess pressure and the reading tends to be about 93-95 C. Perfect for a Coffee.
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