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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Community-Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain

News from WISIONS posted on April 7th, 2017

On many farms in Nepal surface irrigation systems are not feasible, as water sources are below ground level. In these locations farmers can only produce one crop due to the lack of year-round irrigation, resulting in low productivity and income. One of our SEPS projects aims to introduce photovoltaic pumping systems for irrigation, in order to increase both production levels and the variety of crops grown. Read moreMinimize
This project aims to establish an innovative business model consisting of impact investment and grants, to facilitate a community-managed irrigation system. During the recent project phase, detailed feasibility studies of three prospective sites were completed and two sites were eventually selected for installation of the pumping systems: Aarubastar, Salang VDC-09, Dhading; and Basan, Chatiwan VDC-02, Makwanpur.

The financing model was discussed and clarified between the communities and cooperatives and an agreement between the financer (SunFarmer), farmer groups and local cooperatives has been concluded. Furthermore, the most appropriate vegetables for cultivation at the project sites have been identified. The photovoltaic pumping systems are currently being installed in Dhading and Makwanpur, with the construction works monitored by Practical Action and other NGOs.

Read more about this project on our SEPS page: Community Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain.


Volante "Hechos y Datos" Sobre la Iniciativa WISIONS

News from WISIONS posted on March 30th, 2017

La más reciente publicación de WISIONS reúne datos e información muy concisa sobre el trabajo y los resultados de la iniciativa.Read moreMinimize

Desde su comienzo en 2004, WISIONS ha enfocado sus esfuerzos en fortalecer a practitioners locales, en su labor de identificar y escalar soluciones energéticas sostenibles en sus contextos regionales. 

Con la publicación del volante "hechos y datos" WISIONS ofrece un resumen muy conciso sobre los logros realizados durante los últimos doce años de continua evolución. El volante presenta los logros a través de parámetros cuantitativos sobre el tipo y número de actividades respaldadas, el tipo de tecnologías aplicadas así como sobre beneficios directos. 

Así por ejemplo, WISIONS ha respaldado 110 proyectos e intercambios, los cuales han significado el suministro de acceso a energía sostenible para más de 95 000 familias y 4 000 unidades de negocios o institucionales. 

Para conocer más sobre los hechos y datos de WISIONS, el volante puede ser descargado aquí.


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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