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 Maintenance Manual

News from WISIONS posted on February 28th, 2017

The Wind Empowerment network has recently published the third edition of a maintenance manual for “Piggott“ based designed small wind turbines, which is available for free download.Read moreMinimize

Many wind turbines inspired and based on a concept developed by Hugh Piggott have been manufactured all around the world. While most of the turbines built according to these specifications performed well initially, many broke down after some time due to a lack of appropriate maintenance.

This third edition of the maintenance manual includes preventative and corrective maintenance according to common issues that are happening, based on Wind Empowerment's experience and feedback from members around the world.

The manual is available for free download here: Maintenance Manual for Locally Built Small Wind Turbines – Version 3.0 [PDF]



Meet the WISIONS Team at the Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices in Chennai, India

News from WISIONS posted on February 22nd, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the Indo-German Dialogue on Green Urban Practices, which will take place from 9 – 11 March 2017 at the Campus of the Indian Institute of Technology in Madras, Chennai, India.Read moreMinimize

The Indo-German Centre for Sustainability in cooperation with the Wuppertal Institut will facilitate this first Indo-German Dialogue on Urban Green Practices in Chennai.

The symposium serves as a platform to bring together selected people from academia, grassroots activists, environment entrepreneurs and policy makers for a dialogue about the role and potentials that socially innovative individuals and citizens initiatives have in the sustainability transition of cities. 

Central to the Dialogue is to utilize the interactive group facilitation method “Collaboratory”, aiming at engaging relevant actors in a collective visioning process around “big” social challenges. 

The Dialogue is sponsored by the Heinrich Böll Foundation India and IGCS, held in collaboration with the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.


Alliance for Rural Electrification Features SEPS Project as "Best Practice" 2016

News from WISIONS posted on February 8th, 2017

One of our SEPS projects is featured in the publication "AAEP Energy Access – Best Practices 2016", along with 23 other project case studies and programmes on access to clean energy in Africa.Read moreMinimize

The WISIONS SEPS project Introduction of innovative solar tunnels for food processing for 300 farmers in Mozambique, carried out by our project partners HUMANA, is portrayed in the publication compiled by the four members of the "Energy Access" work stream: The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), the African Association for Rural Electrification (CLUB-ER), Practical Action and Strathmore Energy Research Centre (SERC).

The publication is available for free download from ARE's website. It was also recently presented in a webinar by the Clean Energy Solutions Center, available online here.


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