GoSun is a young company comprised of designers, engineers, and change-makers, intent on serving the world with unparalleled green cooking solutions. We’re passionate about our products and how they power our customers’ lives. Founded in a small suburban garage, we grew quickly thank's to our community of committed customers, who not only believe in our products, but also use them to bring people together.
After a long morning disassembling a solar water heating device, GoSun founder and solar energy expert, Patrick Sherwin, realized that the vacuum tubes sitting next to him might be able to reheat his lunch. When the food came out hot and roasted, it was an epiphany. Having lived extensively off the grid and working on solar energy projects around the world, he knew that he was on to something.
While volunteering with non-profits in Haiti and Latin America, Patrick experienced first-hand the vulnerability of energy poverty. Touched by the resilience and happiness of those living on just $2.00/day, he spent years facilitating technology, energy and social innovations in the developing world. These efforts, including many failures to introduce typical solar ovens, led to the realization that his solar hot dog cooker invention could be something more, serving a great need in emerging markets.
For the full story, listen to this interview with Patrick on the Inside the Adventure podcast.
In order to bring solar energy solutions to the world, GoSun has two distinct arms of business: GoSun Stove a for-profit enterprise based in the USA, and GoSun Global, our social enterprise arm with the goal of introducing life-changing solar energy technology to emerging markets an accessible price point. First piloting our technology in Guatemala with the help of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in 2014, we have since developed numerous private and public partners in Peru, Bolivia, Nigeria, Ghana and India. With more larger scale government supported pilots scheduled for 2017, GoSun Global is primed to make a significant impact in the near future.
Every purchase of a GoSun Stove brings us closer to making GoSun Global a significant force for change. To join us as we change the way the world cooks by signing up for email updates here.
Driven by passion and purpose, Patrick brings to the table decades of experience in solar energy, electric vehicles and youth wilderness education. His favorite GoSun recipe is a medley of seasonal root veggies with a light seasoning.
An industrial designer by training, Matt manages GoSun’s media presence as well as developing business opportunities in emerging markets. Matt’s favorite recipe is simple Asparagus fried on the GoSun Sport with salt, olive oil and a sprinkle of el ras hanout.
Proclaimed by the team as the company “mid-fielder” Peter holds our operations together with an impeccable attention to detail. His favorite GoSun recipe is hearty chicken parmesan on the GoSun Grill.
GoSun’s silent MVP, Ryan manages product fulfillment, shipping and customer service, cycling to and from work every day. His favorite recipe is curried sweet potatoe fries with a simple aioli prepared in the GoSun Sport.
A master of branding, Alex brings more than a decade of brand development experience to the GoSun team, as well as a creative hand in the kitchen pushing our recipes to the next level. Her favorite GoSun dish is Asian Sesame Chicken in the GoSun Grill.
Perhaps GoSun's most animated character, Davey is not only a skilled salesman but a force of nature in the kitchen, bringing his own chefcoat into work. His favorite GoSun dish is lamb meatballs with freshly ground spices backed in the Sport with a mint-cilantro cream sauce.
A master designer, Nate can singlehandedly take most any design from concept and ideation to manufacturing reality. With multiple award winning designs under his belt, Nate is a professional explorer of what’s possible. His favorite recipe is most anything that’s fresh in the garden with salt and oil.
A student from Loughborough University, one of the UK’s top ranked industrial design programs, Edison has been exploring the cutting edge of fuel-free cooking throughout his year long internship. His favorite GoSun dish is farmer’s market sausage and local eggs with hot sauce in the GoSun Sport.
With more nearly 20 years of professional accounting experience, Nick keeps the GoSun ship pointed straight and the tax man happy. Nick’s favorite recipe is vegetable korma in the GoSun Grill with a healthy serving of coffee on the side.