Coming Soon! XXII Jornadas de Historia de Chile (October) & Knowledge, Culture, Ecologies. [KCE2017] (November).

P29 Making energy futures: tools and practices constructing the long-term Olivier Ejderyan, TdLab, ETH Zurich Switzerland & Carla Alvial, NUMIES, UDP Solar energy technologies (SET): when the future never comes. SET are always in the future, at least, since 1872. For instance, solar energy for desalted water seems to achieve their aims several times, although those technologies were discarded two times, first at XIX century … Continue reading Coming Soon! XXII Jornadas de Historia de Chile (October) & Knowledge, Culture, Ecologies. [KCE2017] (November).

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 las tecnologías de la energía solar por sus publicaciones en … Continue reading Presentations 2017. SLAS (Glasgow) ICHST (Rio do Janeiro) & 4S (Boston).

Solar energy imaginary.

This picture by John Martin at the begining of XIXth century express clearly the new deal in the relationship between Society and Nature. First, we need take a count that the scene is about a brief story inside the Torah (תורה). The holy book said that Joshua pleged to God in order to commanding the Sun and the Moon still stand upon Gibeon. Nevertheless, the … Continue reading Solar energy imaginary.

“The Solar Energy Debate for the Desalination of Water in 1884: Traces of Parallel Speeches.”

Summary Three Anglo-Saxon engineers carried out in 1883 and 1884 a debate about the use of solar energy for the desalination of water while a Chilean one informed to the minister of the interior Jose Manuel Balmaceda of the existence of this technology; The relevance of these events – whose central scenario was the Atacama Desert – merits a thorough review for their ideological implications … Continue reading “The Solar Energy Debate for the Desalination of Water in 1884: Traces of Parallel Speeches.”

Dossier History of industrial solar energy desalination in XIXth c.

By PhD Nelson Arellano-Escudero Calle Camila 125B, Cerro La Loma. Valparaiso, Chile. +56973923780 :: +34684385905 This dossier consist in: 3 minutes video (Spanish with english subtitles) awarded by Society of History of the Technology (SHOT): http://vimeo.com/channels/shotdissvideo/102264305 Papers (spanish language): 1. Informal report via blog: http://lasalinas.wordpress.com/ 2. First paper, It was published in Catalonia, Spain, by Quaderns de l’ Historia de l’ Enginyeria (2011) https://upcommons.upc.edu/revistes/handle/2099/11722 3. … Continue reading Dossier History of industrial solar energy desalination in XIXth c.