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Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy Committee (AEC) was established in 2005 under the guidance of his Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the spiritual head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Community. The task set out for AEC was to tackle the energy poverty by provision of decentralised renewable energy solutions like solar & wind energy in the deprived parts of Africa.

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Problem

Energy poverty affects many third world nations across the world. As well as rural villages which are completely deprived of national grid energy, towns and cities suffer from lack of energy provisions due to poor infrastructure. This has a negative impact on schools hospitals community centres which are providing support to those in need.

Solution

AEC is tackling this problem by providing decentralized renewable energy solutions like solar & wind energy in the deprived parts of Africa. Each year the local chapter of the Ahmadiyya community in various African countries sends lists of such villages where the prospects of grid energy reaching there are very bleak hence they are regarded suitable for these solar systems.

AEC also provides professional advice and costings on alternative energy solutions in Jama’t buildings; so far feasibility reports on Tahir Heart institute in Pakistan, hospitals in Liberia and detailed reports for Alkebabir Mission house have been produced.

During 2013 an energy solution was designed and installed in a hospital in Gambia. Currently AEC is involved with upgrade of various FM Radio Stations in Mali where we are also upgrading the existing radio station equipment to more energy conserving solutions and the existing solar systems to a more robust design that will cater for the increasing energy requirements.

Impact

So far over 250 solar systems have been installed in countries including:

  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Gambia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Mali
  • Burkina Faso
  • DR Congo

A total of 500 solar lanterns have also been distributed in West African countries including Burkina Faso, Benin and Ghana.

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The International Association of Ahmadiyya Architects & Engineers is an organization with the primary aim of providing humanitarian aid and development to the poorest of the world.

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    London SW19 3UA
  • Phone: +44 20 8687 7812
  • Email: info@iaaae.org
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