With 20 years of experience, we spread the knowledge and use of concentrated solar energy to all those whose desire is to share a sustainable and supportive lifestyle. With this objective in mind, we design original products accessible to all and work in parallel with various associations and collaborators to share our experience.
Our knowledge available for all
We distribute in open source the plans necessary for the self-construction of solar products. Downloadable on our website, we encourage our entire community to share its achievements in order to create a real incubator of creative, concrete and available solar applications for all. We are also participating in this exchange platform by offering new Do It Yourself (DIY) products and expert advice.
A tasty solar pedagogy
In order to introduce future generations to the efficiency of solar energy, Solar Brother® has designed a mini cooker suitable for children. With the association Graine d’espoir we disseminate our technology to nursery / primary schools & provide training for practitioners so that its discovery and use is adapted to the young public. We also provide the necessary material for its promotion.
Friendly street solar cooking
Thanks to a partnership with the “Festins Photoniques” association based in Marseille and the participation of real chefs, we often organize collective cooking demonstrations for real solar feasts. In September 2018, 250 guests were invited to the quays of the Seine in Paris, where we conquered and enjoyed delicious chicken skewers with spices and cherry clafoutis cooked entirely in the sun.
Development of solar cooking in Africa
We provide self-construction plans as well as our mirror equipment while providing specific support for the setting up of manufacturing workshops and a transfer of knowledge to local craftsmen. This makes it possible to have a labour cost adapted to a local marketing at the right price. Currently, we are working on a project in Benin, the first installation of about ten car cookers is planned by the summer of 2019. These cookers will be suitable for a family. In the future, we will develop collective cookers for canteens and villages.
Solar Brother is committed to reducing its own environmental impact
Solar Brother is committed to minimizing its environmental impact, both through the manufacturing site and through the design of its products. Our latest product, the Sunlab (solar cooking laboratory), which won an award at the Lépine 2019 competition, has been designed for zero waste use and manufacture. We use recycled and/or recyclable materials for our various products. The vast majority of manufacturing is done in France to optimize our ecological and social impact.
Eco-designed and sustainable products
In 2018, Sungood won the Nature et découvertes eco-design award. Internally and with our designer, we take a close look at simple designs that make it possible to make the most of the materials used and the production resources required while respecting the environment. We take particular care to ensure the durability of our products with a selection of specific materials chosen for this purpose and a design adapted to repair to extend their service life.
Solar Brother® pays a minimum of 1% of its annual turnover to finance the promotion of concentrated solar energy and increase its use.
Associations and partners who trust us:
- Les festins photoniques, Marseille
- Bolivia Inti
- Le Présage
- Graine d’Espoir, Paris
- Le Padre Himalaya, Pyrénées
- Stella Turchine, Corse
- Solar Sound System
- Paléo Energie, Paris