Visit the SUNFLAIR booth at WorldFest this Sunday, May 19th, 10:30am-7pm at Woodley Park, Los Angeles.
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Address: 6350 Woodley Blvd, Lake Balboa, CA (1 mile west of the 405 between Burbank & Victory)
From their website: “WorldFest is LA’s premiere solar-powered family-friendly “green” event. With more than 120 exhibitors, global vegan food court, 20 bands on three stages, engaging speakers on five stages, entertainment areas for children, and an eclectic blend of live music; WorldFest promises a day of entertainment and inspiration and to inspire festival-goers to embrace compassionate living.”
SUNFLAIR’s amazing new distributor in New Zealand is Kate Rowland!
Kate was the subject of an interview by Adam Roberts of the Nelson Mail, a New Zealand newspaper, reposted here:
A Nelson woman has become the first New Zealand distributor for a solar oven product that can cook a roast chicken in three hours.
Kate Rowland, who also works as an administrator and installer for Solar Rosa Home, has become the first distributor of the Sunflair solar oven in New Zealand.
The oven cooks food by trapping ultraviolet rays from the sun and converting them into infrared rays, which heat the food as they are unable to escape the oven.
This means the sun’s heat or the outside temperature does not affect the oven’s ability to cook.
“You could be on a glacier and still cook.”
The oven heats up to about 65 degrees Celsius in 10 minutes, and can reach a maximum temperature of 130C.
Most recipes take between two and four hours to cook.
A cake could be baked in about two hours, while a roast chicken would take about three. The oven could also dry fruit.
“It’s nice when things take a long time because then you don’t have to hurry back for it.”
She was experimenting with recipes almost every day, working to create a cookbook for the oven, she said.
Nelson was an ideal location for solar cooking, with regular clear skies even in winter, and she estimated the oven could be used for about three-quarters of the year.
The product fitted well into a lot of markets, from camping to those who wanted to make their cooking more environmentally friendly, she said. Food cooked in the oven was also more healthy as all the moisture was retained.
Prepare.co.nz, NZ Survivor, and the Nelson Environment Centre had already bought several of the ovens, she said.
But she was keen to encourage people to use the ovens in their regular cooking. In summer I want people to not be using gas or electricity.”
Rowland said she had found out about the ovens when she was doing an online course on renewable energy a few months ago.
In the course of her research she realized there were none in New Zealand, so she approached the Sunflair company and eventually became their authorized saleswoman for the country.
Most customers wanted to use the device to move away from their reliance on gas or electricity.
The Sunflair would never need to be replaced, she said.
Rowland is setting up her own company, E Bright Energy, to sell sustainable products including the Sunflair.
Follow this link for an NBC news story that’s about as scary as we’ve ever seen…
Sunflair is excited to welcome the newest addition to our team: Kate Rowland is now our exclusive distributor in New Zealand. Contact her at SUNFLAIR.net. Welcome aboard, Kate!
A young man in Barnegat, New Jersey was one of the many that endured Hurricane Sandy. After securing a generator for his grandfather’s medical needs, his second wish was to be able to provide his grandfather with a hot meal. Now he has a Sunflair Solar Oven. Hopefully, he’ll never have to use it in an emergency.
UN negotiators will meet in Doha, Qatar for the UN Climate Change Conference next week to resume talks aimed at securing a global deal on climate by 2015.
The UN’s Environment Program says greenhouse gases are 14% above where they need to be in 2020 for temperature rises this century to remain below 2C (about 3.5F).
Cooking with the sun rather than fossil fuels lowers your carbon footprint. Every little bit helps!
Paste this link to find out more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20414596
Enter to win 2 guest passes to the LA Green Festival, November 17-18 at the LA Convention Center. Email us at email@example.com with the words “Green Festival Passes” for a chance to win free day passes! Just tell us the names of the guests and which day you’d like to attend. 18 and under are FREE.
Winners, stop by the SUNFLAIR® booth and receive a free water pasteurization indicator.
No purchase required. Winners chosen at random.
Join SUNFLAIR Founder & CEO Melinda Seller as she talks with noted author and researcher Faith Ranoli on Ranoli’s “Heart & Home” radio show on HealthyLife.net. The broadcast begins today (Thursday) at 1pm Pacific Time.“Heart & Home” blends science with the sacred to create environments of harmony and power designed to support your growth & change.Faith Ranoli’s vision is to help heal the planet, one person and one home at a time. SUNFLAIR.net
Nine million Californians participated in The Great American Shakeout Thursday.
In Yucca Valley, many stopped, dropped and took cover at 10:18 a.m., the time for the simulated earthquake.
Emergency professionals and volunteers demonstrated what might happen after a earthquake or other disaster, at the Hi-Desert Star’s building and parking lot.
Volunteer Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) donned masks, hard hats and gloves to venture into the building. They escorted or carried out practice victims and provided triage.
Products such as portable solar ovens and freeze-dried food were demonstrated.
Here’s the official flyer for the October 18 Shakeout event. Melinda Seller of SUNFLAIR will be talking about solar cooking and Mara Cantelo of Tender Loving Christmas will be talking food storage. If you’re in the High Desert area, come by and see us!
Win a SUNFLAIR Solar Oven! SUNFLAIR will be taking part in HealthyLife.net Radio’s 10th anniversary celebration, noon – 3pm on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at the Redondo Beach Pier in Redondo Beach, CA. HealthyLife’s celebrity guest will be Current TV radio host Stephanie Miller. We’ll be demonstrating SUNFLAIR Solar Ovens. Come on down or tune in, and you could win one in an on-air giveaway! SUNFLAIR.net.
SUNFLAIR will be part of the Great American Shakeout on October 18 as part of Yucca Valley’s Community Disaster Preparedness Day. We’ll be doing demos at 56445 29 Palms Hwy from 9am – 2pm. All you High Desert dwellers come on out and say hi!
Here’s a link to Melinda’s appearance on “The Fork Report” on KFI-AM last week: http://www.kfiam640.com/player/?station=KFI-AM&program_name=podcast&program_id=ForkReport.xml&mid=22383312
Melinda comes on just after the 45-minute mark. Enjoy!
Hurricanes and earthquakes get a lot of press, but what about more commonplace occurrences like a power outage? You don’t have to live on the Gulf Coast or Ring of Fire to experience that. As National Preparedness Month officially kicks off, remember that disasters come in all shapes and sizes. When the power’s out, even for a day, you’ll be glad to have a SUNFLAIR Solar Oven on hand.
This map shows a recent earthquake swarm that hit Imperial Valley, California a few days ago, followed a day later by a 7.4 quake in El Salvador. Unlike hurricanes, earthquakes don’t allow for any prep time.
Get your earthquake kit ready now during National Preparedness Month. A SUNFLAIR® Solar Oven is a vital component of any emergency kit. After a severe quake, utilities will be off-line for an extended period of time. Charcoal and propane will be scarce. With a SUNFLAIR Solar Oven on hand, cooking will be one less thing to worry about.
September is National Preparedness Month. Hurricane Isaac serves as a reminder that we all need to be prepared. SUNFLAIR® Solar Ovens are an essential part of any emergency preparedness kit whether you’re hunkering down to ride it out or bugging out for parts unknown.
SUNFLAIR® Founder and CEO Melinda Seller on KFI’s Fork Report
We’ll be on The Fork Report on KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles Sat, August 26 at 3:15pm. Give us a listen as we talk to Neil about Solar Cooking.
Just posted on Youtube: our interview with Tamara Henry of Santa Monica Update. http://www.youtube.com/user/sunflairsolarovens?feature=results_main SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR is participating in the SoLA Food Co-op Summer “Fun Raiser” at Cafe Club Fais Do Do in Los Angeles on Saturday, August 18th, 5pm – 11pm.
The family-friendly fundraiser is to support the establishment of an organic food co-op in South Los Angeles. It features music, dancing and a special guest appearance from singer/actress Vanessa Williams.
SUNFLAIR® will have a booth on the patio and will be donating a solar oven kit to raffle. For more details, visit http://www.solafoodcoop.com/
Noted survivalist, Arizona Bushman, has reviewed our solar oven and water pasteurizing indicator on his You Tube channel. Check it out. While you’re there, we have expanded our SUNFLAIRSolarOvens channel as well with some new recipes and informative tips. SUNFLAIR.net
Thanks to those who took advantage of our event specials at the Los Feliz Village Street Fair! SUNFLAIR.net
The SUNFLAIR Solar Oven booth at the Tustin Street Fair and Chili Cook-Off. Check out our recipe for Chili & Cheese biscuits on the recipe page. SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR Solar Ovens now has its own You Tube channel, called appropriately SUNFLAIRSolarOvens. We’ve posted two videos, showing how to cook with both the metal pots and the collapsible silicone pots. More to come! SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR Solar Ovens were selling briskly at this year’s Santa Monica Festival in Santa Monica, CA. We will be featured in the first two weeks of June on Santa Monica’s local “City TV”, channel 16, with Tamara Henry. SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR® Solar Ovens continue to sizzle in the Indio heat this weekend at the Stagecoach Music Festival. SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR Solar Ovens has a booth at the 2012 Stagecoach Music Festival! Check out today’s photos. SUNFLAIR.net
SUNFLAIR® solar ovens can cook can cook off-the-shelf pre-packaged foods such as ramen, rice or pasta dishes. Don’t vent the container. Keep it sealed and put it in the oven until it looks done. Ideal for camping, picnicking, busy days or other times when food prep is a challenge. SUNFLAIR.net
US NATIONAL AVERAGE COOKING COSTS BASED ON 10 HOURS A WEEK
Monthly Single Household Operational Cost & Energy Use
Electric Oven & Stovetop = $11.24/mo. (@$.16/kwh) Total energy: 70.25 kwh
Gas Oven & Stovetop = $8.40/mo. (@$1.22/therm) Total energy: 6.89 therms
Propane Oven-Range = $23.92/mo. (@$2.87/gal.) Total energy: 8.33 gal.
Annual Single Household Operational Cost & Energy Use
Electric Oven & Stovetop = $134.88/yr. Total energy: 843 kwh
Gas Oven & Stovetop = $100.80/yr. Total energy: 82.62 therms
Propane Oven-Range = $287.04/yr. Total energy: 100 gal.
The Big Picture: 1000 Households Annual Cost & Energy Use
Electric Oven & Stovetop = $134,880.00/yr. Total energy: 843,000 kwh
Gas Oven & Stovetop = $100,800.00/yr. Total energy: 82,620 therms
Propane Oven-Range = $287,040.00/yr. Total energy: 100,000 gal.
SUNFLAIR solar ovens provided pulled-pork sandwiches and cookies for the cast and crew of “Treasures”, an independent short film currently shooting in Los Angeles, leading to unanticipated sales. SUNFLAIR.net
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We’ve been working hard since our debut at the Lake Havasu Balloon Festival. We have several more events lined up for May and June. You can check out our calendar for details. Come by and say Hi! SUNFLAIR.net