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An energy-efficient way to go camping or stay off-the-grid.

Ross Brooks
Ross Brooks on May 21, 2013. @greenidealism

Contemporary Energy’s Solar Kettle is a solar-powered thermos that you can use in situations where a plug socket just isn’t an option – such as camping or a picnic in the middle of nowhere.

Using fold-out reflectors, the thermos redirects the sun’s energy into the container, making it easy to sterilise water, or brew a flask of tea or coffee. When not in use, the thermos looks just like any other and is easy to carry around in a daypack for when you’re on the move.

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The thermos has been in development for a number of years before finally going into full production this year. Apart from a nifty camping accessory, the solar-flask could provide an excellent way to save money – or even act as a way to sterilise water in emergency situations.

Contemporary Energy’s Solar Kettle

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Ross is a freelance writer who specializes in topics about the environment, architecture, art, design and creative tech. He is passionate about making a difference with his writing, whether that’s to encourage social change, promote a great idea, or just share a little bit of beauty with the world. You can also find his work on Inhabitat and Techly.com.au.

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