We recently featured the SunRocket, a solar-powered kettle, in our guide to eco-friendly camping gear. The SunRocket, made by Australia-based company Sun Cooking, can boil water using energy from the sun, allowing users to have hot water — and also save energy — while on the go. Earth911 contributing writer Kathryn Sukalich recently had the opportunity to test out the SunRocket.
When I first learned about the SunRocket, I was impressed by the clever use of technology. A solar-powered method for boiling water requires no gas or electricity, meaning it’s free to use wherever you have access to the sun. Plus, it seems like a unique way to harness the power of the sun for a simple yet necessary task.
Upon receiving the SunRocket, I was surprised by its size. At about 18 inches long, the device is larger than I expected it to be, and just by looking at it someone might not infer its purpose. Despite its unusual appearance, which does in fact make it look like a rocket, I was excited to test out the SunRocket for myself.
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