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.
Wind Empowerment 2018 International Conference: WEIndia2018
News from WISIONS posted on June 13th, 2018
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).
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 email@example.com.
A Portrait Of The Wind Empowerment Network By UNESCO
News from WISIONS posted on June 11th, 2018
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
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