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Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI 2010 - Factsheet

Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI 2010 - Factsheet

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EMPOWERING NON-GRID COMM UNITIES THR OUGH I N N O VAT I V E F U E L - C E L L T E C H N O L O G Y

Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Randburg, South
Africa

Problem Statement:
Non-grid communities in South Africa and neighboring countries have limited options for lighting and electrification. Paraffin and candles are expensive, unsafe, and unhealthy. Home batteries must be taken into town to be charged every three days. Further, these communities typi
EMPOWERING NON-GRID COMM UNITIES THR OUGH I N N O VAT I V E F U E L - C E L L T E C H N O L O G Y

Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI™ Class of 2010 Headquarters: Randburg, South
Africa

Problem Statement:
Non-grid communities in South Africa and neighboring countries have limited options for lighting and electrification. Paraffin and candles are expensive, unsafe, and unhealthy. Home batteries must be taken into town to be charged every three days. Further, these communities typi

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| www.aedc.co.za | info@aedc.co.za | +2 711 708 7673 |
“At an operating cost lower than using candles, AEDC brings electricity to non-grid commu- nities and helps to eradicate poverty.” - 
Rolf Papsdorf, CEO
Problem Statement:
Non-grid communities in South Africa and neighboring countries
have limited options for lighting and electrication. Parafn 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 parafn
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.
Headquarters:
 Randburg, South Africa
Established: 
2000
Impact Areas: 
Lesotho, Namibia,Zambia, South Africa
Type: 
For-Prot
Sectors: 
Clean Tech & Energy, Eco-nomic Development
Staff Size:
 11 and 3-6 Volunteers
 Annual Budget:
$534,000
Major Funders:
 
Investors andmines (corporate social investmentprojects)
 Awards:
 
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 electrication
solution
Alternative Energy Development Corporation - GSBI™ Class of 2010
EMPOWERING NON-GRID COMMUNITIES THROUGHINNOVATIVE FUEL-CELL TECHNOLOGY 
Solution:
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 parafn, 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 prot margin. Our technology also reduces
carbon emissions and improves the environment by generatingno waste.

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