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).

“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.”