AHEAD Energy is working toward a world in which universal access to energy as well as its wise stewardship enables all people to attain a high quality of life on a thriving planet. Lives are saved when medical facilities have access to high-end energy. Lives are enhanced when schools have access to high-end energy. People who are healthy and educated can assist their communities to embrace sustainable development and move up the energy ladder. Thus, AHEAD assists schools and medical facilities in Africa to access life-enhancing energy in an economically-sustainable, environmentally-conscientious manner. AHEAD identifies appropriate technologies to harness local energy resources. AHEAD has helped to enhance lives and livelihoods in Africa for over 20 years by building capacity to deploy practical, sustainable, appropriate solutions. The organization is based at Marietta College in Marietta, OH.