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.

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Wind Empowerment 2018 International Conference: WEIndia2018

News from WISIONS posted on June 13th, 2018

The 4th Wind Empowerment International Conference "WEIndia2018: Bringing Small Wind Turbines Up To Scale" will take place in Kayathar, India from 1 - 14 December 2018. If you would like to participate, please register until 30 June (if you are applying for a travel scholarship) or 31 August (if you don’t need a travel scholarship).Read moreMinimize

The Wind Empowerment network invites you to apply for the 4th International Conference WEIndia2018.

The deadline for applications is 30 June (if you are applying for a travel scholarship) or 31 August (if you don’t need a travel scholarship).

Sign-up form to WEIndia2018: "Bringing Small Wind Turbines Up To Scale"

This year’s conference is jointly organized by Wind Empowerment and the National Institute for Wind Energy (NIWE), India. It will have a longer agenda of approximately 2 weeks: One week of trainings and one week of conference programme.

NIWE is offering full travel and conference scholarships to a limited number of international participants in order to participate in a 1-month long course related to small wind rural electrification, which will also include the WEIndia2018 conference.

The eligibility criteria for applying to NIWE’s scholarship are the following:

  • Be able to join 2-weeks pre-conference workshop events, as well as the 2-weeks conference. This means being in India for 1 month, from 15 November - 15 December 2018
  • Have a nationality from one of the eligible countries
  • Working knowledge of English required to follow the course

Wind Empowerment will try to provide scholarships (at least partial) to participants that do not fulfill the prerequisites above. However, if you are eligible and able to join the 1-month course and conference events, do not miss this chance and send an email to windempowerment.group@gmail.com.


A Portrait Of The Wind Empowerment Network By UNESCO

News from WISIONS posted on June 11th, 2018

Wind Empowerment is an association for the development of locally manufactured small wind turbines for sustainable rural electrification. Recently, the UNESCO published a portrait of the network, which is supported by WISIONS.Read moreMinimize

Read the full article on the website of UNESCO: Poor Rural Communities Learn To Harness The Wind For A Sustainable Future

The Wind Empowerment network is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is supported by several organisations, one of which is the WISIONS initiative.


Improving Agricultural Profitability With Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage Options

News from WISIONS posted on June 4th, 2018

In the absence of cold storage and related cold supply chain facilities, many farmers in Nepal are forced to sell their produce immediately after harvest, resulting in oversupply and low revenues. Providing access to cold supply chain infrastructure for fruit and vegetables could help to reduce harvest losses and increase cash income for poor rural communities while simultaneously helping to meet growing domestic demand.Read moreMinimize

One of our most recent SEPS projects aims to demonstrate the viability and benefits of mobile solar powered cold storage systems. The People, Energy and Environment Development Association (PEEDA) will implement the first system of its kind in Nepal in the rural municipality of Baiteshwor.

During the first project phase, PEEDA has reached an agreement with local government authorities regarding the establishment of a solar cold storage system in the Baiteshwor municipality. They have also carefully selected a provider of electro-mechanical equipment.

The project team has discussed operational and maintenance tasks as well as financial management aspects with the beneficiaries and decided to conduct training after the completion of installation and commissioning of the cold storage system.

The beneficiaries are willing to contribute free labour during the civil construction and installation phase, which will enhance a participatory environment. Additionally, the local government has assured to provide support during installation, commissioning and post installation activities.

Updates on this project will be posted in our news blog. More general information is available on our SEPS project page: Improving Agricultural Profitability for Smallholder Farms by introducing Solar Powered Mobile Cold Storage


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