WISIONS of Sustainability
Our mission is to empower individuals and communities to transform the production and use of energy so that it effectively enables sustainable development. Read more about WISIONS activities, goals and background.
Wind Empowerment Maintenance Manual
News from WISIONS posted on February 28th, 2017
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 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
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).