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 First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science

News from WISIONS posted on March 15th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the First International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science, which takes place from 2 – 5 April 2017 in Sitges, Spain. Read moreMinimize

The event aims to examine the relationship between energy systems and society. It will cover a range of topics revolving around the intersection of energy technologies, fuels and resources with social processes and influences – including communities of energy users, people affected by energy production, social institutions, customs, traditions, behaviours and policies.

Our team will present a study entitled “Localising the Water-Energy-Food Nexus: How are Local Level Sustainable Energy Projects Linked to Water and Food Issues in the Global South?

We conducted a systematic analysis of the linkages between selected SEPS projects and the food and water aspects of development. The analysis is based on the empirical data from process and impact evaluations as well as secondary data (e.g. project documentation and field visits) and relevant literature. 

More information on the conference is available here.


Meet the WISIONS Team at the SE4All Forum in NYC

News from WISIONS posted on March 10th, 2017

The WISIONS team will participate in the 3rd Sustainable Energy for All Forum from 3 – 5 April 2017 in New York City. The event will bring together more than 1,000 high-level representatives from government, business, civil society and international organisations.Read moreMinimize

The theme of this year’s forum is “Going Further, Faster – Together” and the event will act as a marketplace to help broker new partnerships and ideas, spur investment and drive action towards sustainable energy and achieving Sustainable Development Goal 7.

The event will take place at Duggal Greenhouse, located in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York City. Further information is available on the SE4All Forum website, including a day-by-day conference programme [pdf].


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]



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