WISIONS of Sustainability
The main objective of WISIONS is to make clean energy a default solution for basic energy needs in developing regions, by helping local partners to identify successes and bring them to scale through regional networks, marketing and demonstration. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Enhancing productive biogas use in agricultural livestock activities in Mexico
News from WISIONS posted on October 27th, 2014
During the site evaluation, four project sites have been selected by IRRI, based on criteria of stock size (max. 180 swine or 80 cattle), energy use (farms that depended on non-renewable energy) and waste treatment (farms that used only basic waste treatment systems).
At one of the farms in the municipality of Rio Coatlán, an anaerobic biodigester has already been installed in July, followed by two other farms in the municipalities of Huamantla and Soyaniquilpan in August and the fourth in the municipality of Tlayacapan in September 2014.
The waste treatment systems are estimated to be completed and ready for operation by the end of December.
You can find some pictures taken at the project sites below and our SEPS project page here.
Meet the WISIONS team at the REN21 Renewables Academy 2014
News from WISIONS posted on October 14th, 2014
The REN21 Renewables Academy 2014 will take stock of the renewable energy developments over the past decade and debate how the global energy transition with renewables can be further advanced. Come network, exchange experiences and debate how to overcome challenges in an informal setting.
You can meet the WISIONS team on Tuesday, 11 November 2014.
To read more about the event, please follow this link.
Meet the WISIONS team at the conference „Energy and Water solutions in sub-Saharan Africa“ at Lake Constance, Germany
News from WISIONS posted on October 9th, 2014
Today, 1.3 billion people worldwide are living without access to electric grid-based energy. In Africa alone, about 70% of the total population relies on fossil fuel based systems for lighting such as kerosene lamps and diesel generators. Rural areas of developing countries without a proper grid access also often lack access to other basic needs such as potable water and educational opportunities.
Against this background, the WISIONS team will present a keynote lecture on "Decentralised solutions for renewable energies and water in developing countries". The conference is being organized in the framework of the project "Solar Energy for rural Kenya" supported by the European Union. This project emerged from one of the projects supported by SEPS, which aimed to replace kerosene lights for night fishing by introducing energy hubs to power sustainable lighting systems at Lake Victoria, Kenya.
To download the conference programme, please follow this link [pdf].