Submitted by: Alternative Energy Development Corp. Ltd.
Implemented country: Namibia
Title: Sustainable alternative energy for rural Namibia
In the southern part of Namibia lives a community in a semi-dessert environment with no energy infrastructure. The challenge was to provide alternative energy that is reliable, affordable, safe, environmentally friendly, maintenance-free for the end user, and available around the clock. The opportunity to use this energy to create sustainable employment was another important factor. Alternative Energy Development met this challenge by installing zinc air fuel cells for basic electricity. The project was implemented in December 2006 and has been operating since to the full satisfaction of all parties.