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“At an operating cost lower than using candles, AEDC brings electricity to non-grid commu- nities and helps to eradicate poverty.” -
Rolf Papsdorf, CEO
Non-grid communities in South Africa and neighboring countries
have limited options for lighting and electrication. Parafn and
candles are expensive, unsafe, and unhealthy. Home batteries mustbe taken into town to be charged every three days. Further, thesecommunities typically have 80% unemployment rates, leaving littledisposable income for investment in better solutions.
Theory of Change:
Replacing candles and parafn
with our zinc air fuel cells results incontinuously available green, renew-able energy, a better quality of life,education, health, safety and newsustainable job opportunities for off-grid communities.
Randburg, South Africa
Lesotho, Namibia,Zambia, South Africa
Clean Tech & Energy, Eco-nomic Development
11 and 3-6 Volunteers
Investors andmines (corporate social investmentprojects)
Second Place Top 100technology company in South Africa,Minister award as top 100 technol-ogy company in S.A., Globe Energy Award, Tech Awards laureate, Africa
Award for best rural electrication
Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI™ Class of 2010
EMPOWERING NON-GRID COMMUNITIES THROUGHINNOVATIVE FUEL-CELL TECHNOLOGY
Our low-cost zinc air fuel cells provide green energy 24/7 tonon-grid communities at a lower monthly operating cost than
using candles or parafn, thus providing improved quality of life,
health, education, and a means to sustainable local job creation.By keeping upfront costs low and working with community lead-ers to get a 90% adoption rate, we create a monthly annuity
income with a high prot margin. Our technology also reduces
carbon emissions and improves the environment by generatingno waste.