A high-performance “Made in France” solar cooker that helps professionals cut their energy bills!
Specializing in the design of environmentally-friendly solar solutions, French start-up Solar Brother announces the industrialization of a solar oven specially dedicated to the world of foodservice, the SUNCHEF PRO. Partly subsidized by the
this “large-format” solar oven meets the needs of professionals (restaurants, campsites, caterers, etc.) looking for energy-efficient solutions that cost less than electric or gas ovens.
The Sunchef Pro will be presented at the La Baule Film and Music Festival from June 28 to July 2, 2023, as part of an artistic and culinary immersion organized by Carl Guyader of Passion Froid, Pomona Group. For professionals wishing to discover solar cooking, please contact Solar Brother for registration.
A giant solar oven that heats up to 250°C!
With its 1.8-m sensor surface and 36-liter cooking volume, the
can feed more than 50 people. It works even under cloudy skies and reaches temperatures of 250°C. It features 2 stainless steel racks for 2 different preparations. What’s more, it’s completely self-sufficient, thanks to its photovoltaic panel and storage battery, which allow it to face the sun. To meet the most demanding requirements of foodservice and camping professionals: Gilles Gallo, CEO of Solar Brother, explains the reasons for the industrialization of the
“Our mission is to democratize the use of solar cooking in every way possible! However, we realized that there weren’t really any products to meet the needs of professionals, which is why we designed the
an oven made in France, produced in Carnoules, in the Var region of France.
Conclusive first experiences with restaurateurs!
Before industrializing the
Solar Brother was able to carry out initial conclusive experiments with professionals, including Pierre André, founder of the restaurant Le Présage in Marseille: “I use the
on a daily basis for the past 2 years, and I’m totally convinced! As far as I know, I’m the first restaurant owner in Europe to cook with the sun on a daily basis, yet when you think about it, it’s so obvious: half the energy we consume is used to produce heat! And beyond the energy-saving aspect, we get very nice cooking, a bit like what you’d get in a cast-iron casserole at 180°C, the ideal complement to a traditional stove”.
fully meets the expectations of the outdoor hospitality industry, which is increasingly moving towards energy sobriety and reduced carbon impact: “What could be more logical than cooking with the sun, when it’s out? You reach the same temperatures as with a traditional oven”, explains Rémi Bouschon, in charge of developing the professional catering business for Solar Brother.
Subsidies that encourage the industrialization of the sector!
“Our furnaces are easy to use, functional and quickly profitable, especially as the
subsidizes a large part of the purchase, via the Fond Tourisme Durable, a springboard for the ecological transition of restaurants and tourist accommodation. “says Gatien Brault, CEO of Solar Brother. Solar ovens, solar dehydrators and Norwegian kettles recently became eligible for the Sustainable Tourism Fund, with financial assistance of up to 7,500 euros for restaurateurs and hosts in rural and peri-urban areas.
About Solar Brother :
Created by Gilles Gallo and Gatien Brault in 2016, Solar Brother is developing a range of ingenious, outdoor-friendly objects that work on the basis of concentrated solar energy, captured using a system of parabolic reflecting mirrors: a technology as old as Archimedes and one that almost everyone experimented with a magnifying glass as a child. Based on this principle, Solar Brother has designed and distributes a complete range of innovative products, 3 of which have won Lépine awards. They can be found in almost 300 outlets – in Europe, with a promising launch in Japan.
With the support of the Banque Publique d’Investissement, both for innovation and export, Solar Brother is now looking to accelerate the brand’s international development, particularly in Germany and the United States. Committed to minimizing its environmental impact, Solar Brother uses recycled and up-cycled materials, 0-waste packaging and French manufacturing.
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