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The Exchange-Value of Solar Thermal Energy

Leidi, Johan LU (2007) ISES Solar World Congress 2007 In [Host publication title missing] p.2961-2965
Abstract
In Sweden there is a tendency that alternative energy will develop on market premises. In this paper I suggest that the low exergy value of solar thermal energy limits the technique's commodification, i.e. the possibility of having a commercial exchange-value on the market. Anthropologists argue that value of a commodity has to be related to social and cultural aspects of the society where it is situated. By applying anthropological theories of value on solar thermal energy I propose that we also need to include solar thermal energy's physical conditions to understand its potential of becoming a commodity in the society where it is supposed to produce action.
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Exchange-Value, Solar Thermal Energy, Social Anthropology, Exergy
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[Host publication title missing]
editor
Goswami, Yogi and Zhao, Yuwen
pages
5 pages
publisher
Tsinghua University Press
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ISES Solar World Congress 2007
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  • Scopus:84875903210
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {In Sweden there is a tendency that alternative energy will develop on market premises. In this paper I suggest that the low exergy value of solar thermal energy limits the technique's commodification, i.e. the possibility of having a commercial exchange-value on the market. Anthropologists argue that value of a commodity has to be related to social and cultural aspects of the society where it is situated. By applying anthropological theories of value on solar thermal energy I propose that we also need to include solar thermal energy's physical conditions to understand its potential of becoming a commodity in the society where it is supposed to produce action.},
  author       = {Leidi, Johan},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {Goswami, Yogi and Zhao, Yuwen},
  keyword      = {Exchange-Value,Solar Thermal Energy,Social Anthropology,Exergy},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {2961--2965},
  publisher    = {Tsinghua University Press},
  title        = {The Exchange-Value of Solar Thermal Energy},
  year         = {2007},
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