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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Solar-Powered LED Lighting for Tuna Landing Site in San Jose, Philippines

News from WISIONS posted on June 1st, 2015

The inauguration of one of our recently selected SEPS projects, which aims to improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities in the Philippines, was featured in the Manila Times.Read moreMinimize

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

In one of our SEPS projects in Pakistan, Winrock International installed four biogas plants as a sustainable solution for powering milk refrigeration and processing units at dairy farms. Further to a follow-up phase supported by WISIONS, the outcomes of the project implementation have now been evaluated.Read moreMinimize

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

Following our most recent SEPS call, which was for project proposals in Southern and South East Asia focusing on the application of (small-scale) renewable energy technologies to improve the productivity, environmental performance and social integration of food value chains, we are pleased to advise that the following projects have been selected as being eligible for SEPS support:Read moreMinimize

Setting Up an Innovative Jaggery Processing Cluster Level CFC Model through a Thermal Biomass Gasifier System in the State of Karnataka

OrganisationTERI India
Country: India
Project's aimto 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.

Community Managed Energy Service for Vegetable Market Chain

OrganisationPractical Action
Country: Nepal
Project's aimto 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.

Renewable Energy Technologies for Integrated Community Farming Systems

OrganisationAsian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Country: Thailand
Project's aimto 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.

Biogas Generation through Biomass Production in a "Smart School" in the Lower Northern Region of Thailand

OrganisationSchool of Renewable Energy Technology (SERT)
Country: Thailand
Project's aimto use food and agricultural waste, as well as animal dung, to generate biogas energy for producing/cooking school lunches at six schools in Thailand.

Solar Powered Central Landing Area for Night Fishing in the Lagonoy Gulf, Philippines

OrganisationWWF Philippines
Country: Philippines
Project's aimto improve the value chain of tuna handline fisheries by establishing a solar-powered central landing site for night fishing activities.

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