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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SEPS Call 2013 on Pico and Micro Hydro Power in S/SE Asia

News from WISIONS posted on July 29th, 2013

Starting this year, WISIONS initiative is introducing a new structure to SEPS, its supporting scheme. From 2013 onwards, SEPS calls will target specific regions and specific technologies. This will align SEPS with the WISIONS regional partnerships and networks. As a result of this change, instead of one annual global call, SEPS will now launch 2 to 3 regional and technology-specific calls per year. Read moreMinimize

In addition to supporting technical project implementation, SEPS also supports knowledge exchanges within the target region.
The first SEPS call in 2013 focuses on the region of Southern Asia and South East Asia and on pico and micro hydro power (P/MHP) technologies.
The deadline for submission of applications is 14th October 2013, 4pm GMT.
Find more information on the application process, background and criteria here: SEPS Energy Projects


Solar energy for fish refrigeration in Colombia

News from WISIONS posted on July 9th, 2013

Fishing is one of the main economic activities of the Wayuu communities living on the shores of the Caribbean Sea in the High Guajira in Colombia. One month ago, Solaris had their first approach towards the community and local authorities, introducing their fish refrigeration project.Read moreMinimize

They conducted a survey about fishing techniques and the amount of fish that local people are gathering on a regular basis. As this survey proved to be of no real use, Solaris decided to accompany local fishermen the next day on their fishing boat.
They laid out the fishing nets and collected around 20 fish later, of which they sold the large ones and gave the medium ones to the fishing community, thus avoiding waste.
Subsequently, Solaris prospected for a possible site that would suit best the installation of refrigerators and solar panels.

Find out more about this project: Installation of PV solar system to power refrigeration and water distillation in Kamusuchiwo, High Guajira, Colombia. (SEPS 8)


RedBioLAC Biodigester Conference 2013 in Honduras

News from WISIONS posted on July 1st, 2013

The 5th conference of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Biodigesters (RedBioLAC - Red de Biodigestores para America Latina y el Caribe), will take place from 14-18th of October 2013 at the University of Zamorano, Honduras. The WISIONS team will be participating. Read moreMinimize

biogas course, field visits and conference will focus on latest developments in the field of medium-scale biodigesters in the region in order to disseminate more and better systems at competitive prices. We will focus on the use of biodigesters to process livestock waste, power agroindustry and treat wastewater in order to reduce reliance on fossil fuels, diminish GHG and providing a proper disposal for organic wastes. There will be stands for organizations or biogas product providers who would like to showcase their products or services. Please find the conference announcement in Spanish here 5to Encuentro RedBioLAC 2013 (the conference is conducted in Spanish). For registration please go to: Registro al 5to Encuentro RedBioLAC 2013


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