Solar energy history: Stories worth spread. 25th International Congress of History of Science and Technology (ICHST), which will be held in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from 23 to 29 July 2017, with the general theme “Science, Technology and Medicine between the Global and the Local”. http://www.ichst2017.sbhc.org.br/site/capa S-38 – Problems in Introducing New Energy Technology (1 sessions, 4 participants) International Committee for the … Continue reading Presentations 2017. Coming soon : ICHST (Rio do Janeiro) & 4S (Boston).
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.”
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