Save Energy, Boil Water with a SunRocket Solar Kettle

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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.

The SunRocket solar kettle allows users to have hot water anywhere. Photo: SunRocket

The SunRocket solar kettle allows users to have hot water anywhere. Photo: 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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