Our solar kettle is extremely portable, very stylish and holds 500ml of water, enough for three cuppas.
In use, its reflectors are folded out to gather three times more energy than with only a plain tube. During transit the reflectors
are folded in to protect the tube and assist with its portability. The solar kettle looks and feels just like a large Thermos™ flask.
The Solar Kettle is ideal for any outdoor activity - camping, bird watching, fishing, hiking, picnics, etc
Areas where a solar kettle has proved to be a real asset
The solar kettle gives you hot/boiling water on tap wherever there is
sunshine. Whether camping in a tent, motor-home, caravanning or on
manoeuvres with the army; the solar kettle means no more reliance on gas stoves just to make a cuppa.
You have an unlimited source
of free energy!
Other Outdoor Pursuits
The Solar Kettle is an ideal companion for bird watchers, fishing enthusiasts and anyone else
who enjoys spending time in the outdoors. Set up the solar kettle when you set up your
equipment. After a while, depending on sunny conditions, when you feel like a hot cuppa or a
cup-a-soup, your boiling water will be ready.
The solar kettle is light and compact. It weighs just 1.2 kg.
It can be used to melt snow to make tea, coffee, soup and hot food which can
seriously revive a cold and tired mountaineer. Alpine conditions of
clear sunshine give ideal operating conditions regardless of the air
The Solar Kettle can be used to sterilize water thus making unknown
water sources safe to drink. Beverages such as tea, coffee, hot chocolate,
soup can easily be made with the solar kettle. In extreme cold climates it
can be used to melt snow and pasteurize it for drinking water. In sea
survival situations the solar kettle can be used for desalination, to produce
distilled fresh drinking water from seawater.
In the United Kingdom tea drinking is a national institution, we down an
amazing 1909 cups of tea every second, 6.8 million every hour, and 165 million
cups every day, according to figures from the UK Tea
Council. This unsurprisingly uses up a lot of energy, a kettle uses up to
3kW of electricity. A typical 2.2kw kettle takes 100 seconds to boil. This
equates to about 1.68 million kWh in electricity consumption to boil the actual
water used in cups of tea. But 67% of people boil more water than is actually
required for their cup of tea. If on average twice the amount of water than is
required is heated, this would mean that we are wasting around 1.68 million kWh
a day making our. Adding in coffee drinkers this extends to 2.33
million kWh per day or 1056 tonnes of CO2 a day from electricity use, the
equivalent to about 149 000 cars, or an annual 6.36kg of CO2 per
capita. This is estimated to cost a cool £91m a year.
The solar kettle can, in good conditions, negate the need for a conventional
kettle. Even in conditions of poor sunlight it can still be used to pre-heat the water (e.g.
to 55-60°C) thus saving significantly on the electricity required.
In the winter you can fill the solar kettle with
hot water or a hot beverage. Unlike a conventional Thermos™ flask which
will gradually cool over a number of hours, the solar kettle will gather any
available solar (infra red) radiation and use it to stay hot.