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Willington Ortiz   Mr.  Senior Scientist or Principal Investigator 
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Willington Ortiz published an article in January 2018.
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Marina Yesica Recalde

14 shared publications

Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET) / Departamento de Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (MADE); Fundación Bariloche; Buenos Aires Argentina

C. Dienst

11 shared publications

Environment and Energy GmbH

Julia Terrapon-Pfaff

1 shared publications

Environment and Energy GmbH

Julia Wäger

1 shared publications

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Article 4 Reads 1 Citation Status and future dynamics of decentralised renewable energy niche building processes in Argentina Philipp Schaube, Willington Ortiz, Marina Recalde Published: 01 January 2018
Energy Research & Social Science, doi: 10.1016/j.erss.2017.10.037
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BOOK-CHAPTER 0 Reads 0 Citations Nutzung von Kleinstbiogasanlagen und Teilhabe im globalen Süden: Partizipative Evaluation durch das Technology Applicabi... Julia Wäger, Johannes Hamhaber, Willington Ortiz Published: 05 October 2017
Handbuch Energiewende und Partizipation, doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-09416-4_41
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Article 6 Reads 2 Citations The diffusion of sustainable family farming practices in Colombia: an emerging sociotechnical niche? Willington Ortiz, Ulli Vilsmaier, Álvaro Acevedo Osorio Published: 20 September 2017
Sustainability Science, doi: 10.1007/s11625-017-0493-6
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BOOK-CHAPTER 4 Reads 0 Citations The Role of Gender Concerns in the Planning of Small-Scale Energy Projects in Developing Countries Julia Terrapon-Pfaff, Carmen Dienst, Willington Ortiz Published: 04 March 2015
Springer Proceedings in Energy, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-15964-5_25
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 8 Reads 0 Citations Techno-Economic Feasibility Study of Solar and Wind Based Irrigation Systems in Northern Colombia Javier Cuellar Bolaños, Willington Ortiz, Ramchandra Bhandar... Published: 03 November 2014
The 4th World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf-4-e012
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Water pumping systems powered by solar and wind energy are a clean, decentralized and economic alternative for the irrigation of crops. The intense droughts experienced in the last years in Northern Colombia due to particularly strong Niño Phenomena have reactivated the need of reliable water pumping irrigation systems in that region. This study aims to assess the techno economic feasibility of solar and wind based pumping irrigation system, taking as case study the Municipality of Piojó in the Atlántico department. In the first stage of the study the irrigation water requirements were determined by using the software CROPWAT based on two different crop patterns that represent existing feasible alternatives for small farmers of the region: i) a common crop pattern, which represent the current average distribution of crops for subsistence farming and ii) a fruit cash crop pattern that comprises crops for which well established markets in the region exist. Solar wind and diesel based pumping systems were sized based on the crop water demands for 1 ha. The unit irrigation costs of the three technologies, the two crop patterns and the three irrigation methods (surface, sprinkler and drip) were calculated and compared. The economical analysis was complemented with a cost-benefit analysis over 20 years. Our results show that both renewable energy based pumping systems (wind and solar) can cover the irrigation water demands of small farmers in the region. The economical analysis shows that windmills are the most cost effective solution followed by the solar pumping system. Diesel pumping system was the less cost effective, even though it does not comprise investment in water storage tank. The cost benefit analysis demonstrates that any irrigation system is financially unfeasible when providing water to a common crop pattern. In case of the fruit cash crop scenario the highest dividends were obtained by the wind pumping system and the lowest dividends by the diesel pumping system. The lowest payback period was obtained by the windmill after 7 years and could be even feasible after the fifth year if the surplus water would be used to irrigate larger areas. Dividends obtained in a fruit cash crop scenario with irrigation after 20 years were in the range of €5200 and €11200 higher than dividends obtained by the same crop pattern but without irrigation.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Introducing Modern Energy Services into Developing Countries: The Role of Local Community Socio-Economic Structures Willington Ortiz, Carmen Dienst, Julia Terrapon-Pfaff Published: 05 March 2012
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su4030341
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Sustainable energy technologies are widely sought-after as essential elements in facing global challenges such as energy security, global warming and poverty reduction. However, in spite of their promising advantages, sustainable energy technologies make only a marginal contribution to meeting energy related needs in both industrialised and developing countries, in comparison to the widespread use of unsustainable technologies. One of the most significant constraints to their adoption and broad diffusion is the socio-economic context in which sustainable energy technologies are supposed to operate. The same holds true for community-based energy projects in developing countries supported by the WISIONS initiative. Practical strategies dealing with these socio-economic challenges are crucial elements for project design and, particularly, for the implementation of project activities. In this paper experiences from implementing community-based projects are reviewed in order to identify the practical elements that are relevant to overcome socio-economic challenges. In order to systematise the findings, an analytical framework is proposed, which combines analytical tools from the socio-technical transition framework and insights from participative approaches to development.
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