This project's funding goal was not reached on February 8, 2014.
About this project
I'm a few steps away from completing what I call the "Next Generation" solar oven from being a global product... David Chalker - Founder and President Sun BD Corp.
"The SunFocus® solar electric oven. The only solar electric oven made in the U.S.A. That's such a crazy fact but true." David Chalker solar cooking entrepreneur.
It has been two and half years of inspiration, hard work, problem solving and field testing. The highlight of Sun BD Corporation's own field testing was when we were invited to demonstrate our SunFocus solar electric oven in the center courtyard of the Pentagon in Washington, DC in Oct. 2011. This year 2013, David Chalker received word back that three of his SunFocus ovens had been independently field tested by engineers from one of the world's largest companies - Chevron Thailand, Ltd.. The results of which were both positive and encouraging. This company has since purchased additional ovens. The Sun BD Corporation believes it is on the right path to change the solar oven cooking industry with our next generation solar electric ovens.
·When the Sun is out it's a high performance solar oven.
·Cloudy or night-time it's a 300 deg. F. electric oven.
·Built-in thermostat turns off the electric when not needed and turns itself back on when it is.
·Uses 465 watts; 75% less electricity than your standard household oven.
·Bake Bread * Bread rolls or Sweet buns
·Cakes * Pies
·Brownies * Cookies
·Roasts * Chicken
·Turkey * Fish
·Steam clams * Pizza
SUNFOCUS SOLAR ELECTRIC OVEN: Economical and efficient.
·Cooking volume: 10 - 12 pounds of food per cycle
·300+ F. cooking oven temperature range
·Portable suit-case design with easy carry handle only 30 lbs.
·Oven Outside Dimensions: L 23 in. x W 22 in. x H 13.5 in.
·Tri-panel design with USA made high grade aluminum reflectors.
·Double pane glass for long lasting heat retention.
·Impact resistant HPDE outer case.
·Aluminum alloy cooking chamber.
·Thermostat controlled heating.
·Low wattage heating system - 465 watts at 120v. AC
·DC operation capable with inverter
What we will do with the money? Two things.
The Sun BD Corporation will apply to receive European Union and USA electrical certification approval for our Solar electric oven. With these certifications our Made in America SunFocus solar electric oven will become a global product. It is goal to export our SunFocus solar electric oven to foreign country markets around the world.
The Sun BD Corporation will have new production molds created to incorporate customer requested product enhancements into our final SunFocus solar electric oven case design. With the creation of a final production mold we'll also eliminate the rear support bracket (shown above) and instead make this support part of the case design.
The creation of this new mold is a process where our finalized product drawings are converted to a production mold by a mold maker. This mold making process typically take 60 - 90 days to complete.
The CE and USA electrical certification process typically is 30-60 days process where the certification company dismantles piece by piece a sample and then reviews our manufacturing procedures to verify that we meet or exceed the electrical code standard being applied for.
To manufacture the best "next generation" low wattage - high performance solar electric ovens that can enhance "life quality" for people everywhere that want to utilize our planet's "free solar energy" for cooking but want the convenience and reliability of a modern electric oven as a back-up.
David Chalker has always said; "One day of solar cooking will open your eyes to see our planet Earth from an entirely different point of view. Your next sunny day and every sunny day thereafter you will think; What a great day for solar cooking"!
Why I developed the "Next Generation" Solar Electric Oven:
I suppose it is in my nature to be a problem solver and an entrepreneur all rolled into one and with many people in the solar cooking industry continually asking me and prodding me along that I should be the one to make a new “Next Generation” solar electric oven I finally relented and took up the challenge.
As is well known accepting any challenge and completing a challenge can be as different as day is to night.
I had to ask myself the following “BIG” questions.
· Is my ego being stretched beyond my talent?
· How long will it take me?
· Is a solar electric oven really needed?
As I have slowly come to learn a solar electric oven is both a very useful and appreciated appliance to own. And because of my two years’ worth of dogged persistence to this project my ego is a now little humbler. But what's resulted from my sustained efforts is a superior “Next Generation” solar electric oven which with some minor final adjustments will be even better.
Risks and challenges
The Sun BD Corporation is the innovation leader and only manufacturer of solar electric ovens in the USA.
Having already prequalified our electrical drawing with the third party electrical certification company it is now only a matter of submitting our formal and final certification application along with a product sample.
We own our temporary molds for the SunFocus solar electric oven already in production upgrading to the final high production molds will be a fairly simple straight forward process for the mold maker to complete this task for us.
Once funding becomes available completing these two final action items will not be difficult for us to follow through and complete.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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