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.
Solar-Powered LED Lighting for Tuna Landing Site in San Jose, Philippines
News from WISIONS posted on June 1st, 2015
Together with WWF Philippines, the Municipality of San Jose and the company Philips, the WISIONS initiative will support the nocturnal illumination of San Jose Port, a tuna landing site, using solar-powered LED lighting.
Presently, small-scale fisherfolk land their catch indiscriminately in varying locations, sometimes on unsanitary beaching areas. By addressing this issue, WWF will not only encourage more sustainable fishing activities, but also foster hygienic practices and improve the monitoring of the catch.
The full article on the initiation of the project is available online at The Manila Times.
To read about the project on our SEPS webpages, please visit Solar Powered Central Landing Area for Night Fishing in the Lagonoy Gulf, Philippines.
Project Evaluation: Milk Chilling Units in Pakistan
News from WISIONS posted on May 20th, 2015
A field study carried out in December 2014 aimed to deliver information about the operational performance of the installed biogas plants in Pakistan, successful practices and possible challenges, the sustainability impact and overall lessons learned during the project activities.
Among the lessons learned during the evaluation were the following aspects:
- The applied designs proved technically adequate for the conditions of the targeted dairy farms
- A significant share of diesel and LPG consumption can be displaced by the new technology, which leads to monetary savings ranging from 300,000 to 640,000 PKK per year, depending on the digester size
There are still some issues that could be improved, for example
- The identification of measures required to ensure that transportation tasks (manure, water, bio-slurry) can be adequately fulfilled on a daily basis
- The quality and appropriate installation of monitoring devices, particularly gas flow meters
More information, including other results of the evaluation survey, are available on our corresponding project page: Powering milk chilling units with biogas.
Selected Projects: SEPS Call in Southern and South East Asia
News from WISIONS posted on May 18th, 2015
Organisation: TERI India
Project's aim: to integrate thermal biomass gasifiers in jaggery processing units for heating, making the production process more energy efficient and user friendly, as well as improving the working environment and the quality of the produce.
Organisation: Practical Action
Project's aim: to demonstrate the viability of a community managed irrigation system in rural Nepal, using a photovoltaic pumping system to increase production levels and also enhance the quality of the vegetables produced.
Organisation: Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Project's aim: to develop a model of an integrated Community Farming System on the AIT Campus utilising renewable energy technologies to ensure the security of food, nutrition and energy.
Organisation: School of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT)
Project's aim: to use food and agricultural waste, as well as animal dung, to generate biogas energy for producing/cooking school lunches at six schools in Thailand.
Organisation: WWF Philippines
Project's aim: to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities.