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.
2nd National Meeting Of RedBioEc, The Ecuadorian Biodigester Network
News from WISIONS posted on August 15th, 2018
The purpose of this meeting is to share progress and lessons learned and to strengthen networking and exchange among biodigester practitioners in Ecuador.
Read more about the network's recent activities (as part of one of WISIONS' SEPS projects): RedBioEc, The Ecuadorian Biodigester Network (July 17th, 2018).
New Project: Jujuy On The Path To Green Energy
News from WISIONS posted on August 13th, 2018
In cooperation with the Renewable Energy Institute, Fundación EcoAndina aims to contribute to course content for students focusing on renewable energy applications which are field-tested and adapted to the specific social, economic, climatic and technological conditions in this arid desertic region of Argentina.
This SEPS exchange activity aims to achieve the following:
a) The education and training of renewable energy students on various topics at the CEDIERA technology park, awarding certificates to students who complete the course.
b) The coordination and realisation of a handful of “Solar Energy Consultation Days” in Humahuaca, Abra Pampa and La Quiaca to improve access to information about renewable energy and other appropriate technologies among underprivileged highland populations and to empower highland municipalities to develop local renewable energy politics and projects.
Read more: Jujuy On The Path To Green Energy
New Project: Solar Water Pumping Systems For Nepalese Small Farmers
News from WISIONS posted on August 1st, 2018
Most smallholder farmers in Nepal are dependent on labor intensive, time consuming and expensive methods for irrigation and livestock watering. A reliable and sustainable water supply is needed to increase agricultural productivity, improve livestock farming and ensure food security.
In recent years, solar water pumping technologies have enabled Nepalese farmers to produce surplus crops and improve their livelihoods. However, this technology has not been widely adopted due to a lack of awareness and knowledge about this technology among market actors along the agricultural value chain. In addition, high upfront costs make the technology unaffordable for many farmers.
Winrock was successful in demonstrating and facilitating sales of solar water pumping systems to farmers for irrigation and livestock watering (fish, poultry, cattle and pigs) with various affordable business models.
In this new SEPS exchange activity, Winrock intends to scale-up the use of solar water pumping systems and provide reliable irrigation through a knowledge exchange. This exchange aims to increase the capacities of farmers, financial institutions and policymakers in (rural) municipalities to implement innovative and appropriate business models.
Read more about the anticipated project steps: Knowledge Exchange to Make Solar Water Pumping (SWP) Systems Affordable for Small Farmers
Updates on the project activities will be published in our news blog.