They were three of the winners at this year’s Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, one of the world’s most prestigious green energy honours, each picking up $32,200 prize money at a ceremony here.
The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service was selected for helping families in mountain villages save energy and make their homes warmer through a range of locally-produced devices.
Carpenters and metal workers employed by the company make products including fuel-efficient stoves, water heaters and wall and floor insulation.
The British awards, which started in 2001, aim to encourage the greater use of local clean energy and to address climate change and alleviate poverty.
Ghanaian firm Toyola Energy won the top prize, the Gold Award,
The Aga Khan Planning and Building Service and the Indian firms, Abellon CleanEnergy and Husk Power Systems, were among four other international winners.