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July 9, 2015 at 9:15 pm

Biology Alum ‘Cooks Up New Solar Oven’

Patrick Sherwin's GoSun Stove, from his LInkedIn page.

Patrick Sherwin’s GoSun Stove, from his LInkedIn page.

“In Patrick Sherwin’s ideal world, technology and nature would combine to create a constant cycle of renewable energy,” writes Annie Yamson in a special “Ohio firm cooks up new type of solar oven” to the Legal News.

Sherwin is a 2001 alum of the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University, having earned a B.S. in Environmental Biology and an Environmental Studies Certificate.

“I’m a big believer that nature needs to be used in a very intentional manner where nature can resolve a lot of the pressures that we’ve applied to destroy it,” said Sherwin, founder of GoSun, a Cincinnati-based company that creates solar cookers.

GoSun recently raised over $550,000 through a Kickstarter campaign for its new solar grill, a fuel-free oven that is capable of cooking day or night….

Sherwin and his team came up with the idea in Guatemala after receiving grant funding from the Global Alliance for Clean Cook Stoves, a United Nations foundation.

“We were down there in the rainy season and we were really challenged with a daily deluge of rain coming in at around 2 or 3 p.m., and if we didn’t get the meal cooked by then, we were out of luck,” Sherwin said. “So we came up with a way to store heat from those first five hours of the day that were sunny and then to utilize that heat in a battery so that you could cook indoors after the rain or after the sun went down.”


Read the rest of the story in Legal News.

Read Breakthrough Solar Oven Cooks at Night on Sherwin’s LnkedIn page.

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