Case Studies

Once any project supported by WISIONS is successfully completed it becomes part of our body of case studies. Here, we systematically reflect upon the outcomes and impacts on people’s livelihoods. 

Lack of trust in and information about decentralized renewable energy solutions is still a main challenge to accelerating just energy transitions in contexts of the global south. WISIONS case studies provide practical illustrations of what works – and what doesn’t – for driving local sustainable development of people by improving access to clean energy.

With over 130 innovative energy projects completed since WISIONS founding in 2004, we built up a considerable amount of knowledge that is open to use for every researcher and practitioner.

Knowledge Exchanges

A special subtype of projects are knowledge exchanges. Their aim is to facilitate South-South knowledge exchange between practitioners, organisations and other stakeholders. We firmly believe that access to knowledge empowers individuals to become the drivers of their own energy transformations. That's why we have supported nearly 30 exchanges so far.

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Exchange: Using Community Ambassadors for Community Exchange on Renewable Biogas Energy Generation from Wastewater for Sustainable Development

This exchange will train six Renewable Energy Community Ambassadors to undertake the critical task of educating communities in Barbados.

Exchange: "Biogas for Energy" – E-Learning Platform for Latin America and the Caribbean

This SEPS exchange aims to expand the already available CIBiogás e-learning platform in order to reach a broad audience of students, technicians, officials and other practitioners from Latin America and the Caribbean.

Exchange: Capacity-Building, Democratisation of Technology and Local Advocacy through the Ecuadorian Biodigester Network (RedBioEc)

This SEPS exchange aimed to develop a strong base of biodigester practitioners in Ecuador and to form linkages between actors with interest in the technology at local and national levels.

Exchange: Waste to Wisdom: Supporting Biodigester Practitioners in South East Asia

This knowledge exchange activity aims to address the technical gaps in organisations in Malaysia and the Philippines by providing them with the skills to install and operate biogas digester systems efficiently and affordably.

Exchange: A Country Level Market Assessment for Small Wind Turbines

This project aims aims to support small wind turbine technology in Nepal by conducting a detailed national market assessment for small wind turbines and consolidating existing experience in the development and implementation of small wind turbines in the country.

Exchange: Affordable Finance for Sustainable Energy: Sharing Successful Models in South East Asia

This knowledge exchange activity aims to explore and share successful financial models, identifying the specific factors that make different models relevant and replicable in their context.

Exchange: A Participatory Gaming Approach To Community Energy Planning in Southeast Asia: Spreading Best-Practices on Community Engagement

To increase community understanding of mini-grid design, management and operation

Exchange: Sharing Learning Across Projects: Operating Micro Hydro Plants (MHP) as Commercially Viable Enterprises

To empower local management committees to develop their MHPs into sustainable and profitable businesses

Exchange: First Central American Conference of Small-Scale Hydroelectric Generators: Sharing Experiences and Coordinating Efforts for Efficient Management in Providing Clean Energy

To promote the exchange of knowledge and sharing of experiences between practitioners involved in small-scale hydroelectric projects

Exchange: Online Design Tools for Locally Manufactured Small Wind Turbines

This project aims to increase technical knowledge of small wind turbines by creating a free online resource and mutual learning opportunities