The Exchange-Value of Solar Thermal Energy

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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.

Details

Authors
  • Johan Leidi
Organisations
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Social Anthropology

Keywords

  • Exchange-Value, Solar Thermal Energy, Social Anthropology, Exergy
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication[Host publication title missing]
EditorsYogi Goswami, Yuwen Zhao
PublisherTsinghua University Press
Pages2961-2965
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes
EventISES Solar World Congress 2007 - Beijing, China
Duration: 2007 Sep 182007 Sep 21

Conference

ConferenceISES Solar World Congress 2007
CountryChina
CityBeijing
Period2007/09/182007/09/21