Industrial solar energy at Atacama Desert between 1933 to 1952: Research, development and sustainability, No 57 (2018). Nelson Arellano-Escudero.

Nelson Arellano-Escudero Abstract A business archive analysis allows knowing the process of research and development in the saltpeter industry in the middle of the XX century and the incorporation of the use of Solar Energy to its production processes. The study of this case discusses the evolution of technology and the theses of innovation analyzing…

Final activity: “Solar energy technologies: unity and disunity of loose European memories”. European Society for the History of Science Biennial Conference 2018, 14-17 September, London, UK.

Since at least the 1970s, after the first oil embargo, some historians focused on energy. After this, scholarship on energy studies has developed and matured through analyses ranging from fine-grained studies of specific energy sources and technologies to ambitious broad surveys of energy across history, for example, Vaclav Smil, Energy in World History (1994). This historical interest at least…

TECHNOLOGICAL DRIVE FROM PAST TO FUTURE ? 50 YEARS OF ICOHTEC. Turns in the Energy Supply: Past, Present and Future. The 45th ICOHTEC Symposium 17 – 21 July 2018, Jean Monnet University Saint-Étienne, France.

Energy, Desalination and Solar Ponds: Success and Oblivion of Salts and Solar Power in Atacama Desert, Chile and Beyond, 1907-1981 Dr. Nelson Arellano Thermosolar artifacts were used in large scale since 1872 when Charles Wilson invented the first desalting apparatus in Atacama Desert. After this, different places as Wendover (Utah, USA), Patmos (Greece), Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) developed research, planning,…

“Parallel research of the solar power in the 1970 decade: MIT, University of Barcelona, CORFO and Batelle Institute.”, Quaderns d’Història de l’Enginyeria, volum XVI, 2018, p. 261-276.

PARALLEL RESEARCH OF THE SOLAR POWER IN THE 1970 DECADE: MIT, UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA, CORFO AND BATELLE INSTITUTE Dr. Nelson Arellano-Escudero The oil embargo could have been incidence for the revitalization of research and development of solar energy technologies circa 1978. Nevertheless, it seems not have been recognized or keep back memories of the previous achievements since the XIX…

Presentations 2017. SLAS (Glasgow) ICHST (Rio do Janeiro) & 4S (Boston).

Solar energy history: Stories worth spread. https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/socialpolitical/research/politics/slas2017/ Influencia de la ingeniería británica en las tecnologías de la energía solar en Chile (1872- 1970) Nelson Arellano Ph D. La ingeniería, parafraseando a Daniel Headrick, constituyó una herramienta del imperio británico en su presencia en Sudamérica desde el siglo XIX. Tres ingenieros británicos resultan relevantes para la historia de…