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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Meet the WISIONS Team at the 8th RedBioLAC Annual Conference!

News from WISIONS posted on October 27th, 2016

The 8th RedBioLAC annual conference will take place from 7th to 11th November 2016 at the Instituto Interamericano de Cooperación para la Agricultura (IICA) in San José, Costa Rica. WISIONS is funding and will also participate in this event!Read moreMinimize

RedBioLAC's annual conference provides a dynamic opportunity for interaction between experts, relevant stakeholders and interested audiences in general. The conference format entails not only presentations and discussions about the latest developments, but also training courses on basic biogas technologies, field visits and a biogas fair.

WISIONS is funding the conference and will also participate in this event! More information, including the full conference programme, is available on RedBioLAC's website (in Spanish only).

A short film about the conference is available on Facebook, where you may also find several photos of the event.

SEPS Call 2016 on Knowledge Exchanges Completed!

News from WISIONS posted on October 17th, 2016

We have closed our recent SEPS call for applications and would like to thank all participants for their submissions. We will inform all participants about the status of the selection process by mid of December 2016.Read moreMinimize

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Modular Power to the People

News from WISIONS posted on October 15th, 2016

One of our SEPS exchange activities aims to create an open-source power converter that can be used in the implementation of self-built wind turbines as well as for other technologies. The activities are carried out in different regions of Latin America.Read moreMinimize

Over the last months, various training sessions and feasibility discussions on power converter based systems have been carried out. The main outcome of this phase was to prepare the following working steps, which aimed to specify the design of a certain power converter. French students worked with the local organisations WindAid (Peru) and QMax (Argentina) and contributed new ideas and inspirations to their systems and overall efforts.

Consequently, the project proceeded to final assembly, testing and validation of the specific power converter system. This phase took place on the shape of a knowledge exchange where an engineering student from the University of Grenoble (representing ACE) went to the South of Argentina to work at L&R Ingeniería / INTI, with auxiliary testing done at the University (UNPA). 

One of the most important deliverables of this project is the personal and professional bonds that were shaped among its members. Despite the short time, the Wind Empowerment Working Group managed to build a deliverable, host students, exchange information and improve its overall power electronics knowledge. 

The project has advanced up to the prototype level. It is now time to assemble copies of these prototypes and test them in field conditions for different types of energy sources and loads.

More general information on this SEPS exchange activity is available here: Modular Power to the People: Democratising Energy Access through Modular Power Electronics Systems

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