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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2014 SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia

News from WISIONS posted on September 16th, 2014

Our 2014 SEPS call is now open! On this occasion we are looking for project concepts and knowledge exchange activities that demonstrate how to apply (small-scale) renewable energy technologies to improve the productivity, environmental performance and social integration of food value chains. The deadline for the submission of applications is 29th October 2014, 3 pm GMT.Read moreMinimize

The regional focus of this call is Southern and South East Asia. For a list of countries in this area see the UN definition.

You can apply for project support if your project or exchange concept demonstrates how renewable energy technologies can be integrated into food value chains not only to minimise the negative environmental impacts (e.g. the contamination of soil and water), but also to improve the social and economic capital (e.g. greater employment opportunities) of the local population in Southern and South East Asia.

Find more information on the application process and application criteria here. For a list of previous SEPS projects, go to SEPS Energy Projects

Download the SEPS 2014 Project Application Form or the SEPS 2014 Exchange Application Form here.


Concrete Turbine Manual video from our partners at Janathakshan

News from WISIONS posted on September 29th, 2014

Our partners at Janathakshan in Sri Lanka have made a video to describe their low-cost, easy to assemble pico-hydro concrete turbine. As of February 2014, this turbine has been deployed in 45 Sri Lankan villages, of which over 85% are still functional. Read moreMinimize

The casing for this turbine is built from concrete, while the runner is constructed from aluminium and fibre glass. The turbine efficiency is about 70% and it possesses a number of advantages over its steel counterparts.

In order to share their micro-hydro technology, Janathakshan have made a video demonstrating the steps required to build the concrete turbine. It does not provide all the details, but gives a good overview of the system.

To find out more, please follow this link and watch the video on YouTube.


Meet the WISIONS team at the European Commission Workshop on Empowering Rural Electrification

News from WISIONS posted on September 24th, 2014

The WISIONS team will be attending a two day workshop hosted by the EC from 29-30 September 2014 in Brussels, Belgium. The objectives of this workshop are to identify successful business models for accelerated roll-out of energy access in rural communities.Read moreMinimize

A variety of stakeholders will have the opportunity to discuss new possibilities for providing financial support to rural electrification projects through a joint effort by the private sector and civil society organizations, and to share experiences and identify common practices. 

For more information on this event, please visit capacity4dev.eu.



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