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Published: 05 August 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374039-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... necessary funds, purchased four large solar panels and laptops, express-mailed them to Togo, and installed them themselves. They accessed the Internet through a local cell phone tower, and created the only cyber café within miles and the first ever in a village. A year later, dozens of students in this...
Published: 05 August 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7403-9
... trials and tribulations of their endeavor. They began with a website to raise the necessary funds, purchased four large solar panels and laptops, express-mailed them to Togo, and installed them themselves. They accessed the Internet through a local cell phone tower, and created the only cyber café within...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012641-030
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1264-1
... four large solar panels, and sent them to Togo by express mail. They assembled every thing themselves, connect- ing to the internet through a local cellphone tower. Now this small village well off the beaten path, without electricity or the usual amenities is connected because of a couple of...
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012405-011
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1240-5
...). Wind energy is clean energy, but it is also a means of desecrating and in- dustrializing landscapes and seascapes (Howe and Boyer 2015, 2016). Solar energy also offers the promise of cleanliness, replacing pollution with ab- sorption and reflection, but solar panels also carry with them both a chal...
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By Mimi Sheller
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012733-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1273-3
... front. On the roof of the building is a large black plastic water tank and a set of solar panels which are designed to power a filtering station inside the locked building that includes two biofilters and a u v filter that decontaminate water and then direct it to three nearby public taps marked...
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004615-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0461-5
... that by 4 kWh per square metre, and the number of square me- tres needed is 3,417,000,000. The square root of that is 58,455 metres, or an area 58.5 by 58.5 kilometres of the Karoo under solar panels to make energy at the equivalent rate of Koeberg. If one allows for gaps between the panels, and...
Published: 01 January 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007289-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0728-9
... to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Geneva: ipcc. Irvine, Peter J., Ben Kravitz, Mark G. Lawrence, and Helene Muri. 2016. An Overview of the Earth System Science of Solar Geoengineering. wires Climate Change 7 (6): 815 33. Jackson, Lawrence S., J. A...
Published: 16 October 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012733-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1273-3
.... Recognizing the coloniality of climate can help us see that no amount of solar panels, electric vehicles, green capitalism, low- carbon growth, or even the Green New Deal will end the climate crisis unless we address and repair the racially uneven vulnerability and death of the modern world. Achille Mbembe...
Published: 24 August 2020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1240-5
...- lated with industrial workers. The terraced houses that now look onto the green are decorated with window boxes planted with colorful geraniums that brighten up what would otherwise appear to be a desolate postindus- trial landscape. In the distance solar panels glint from a few of the roofs. From the...
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By Joseph Masco
Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012665-025
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1266-5
...; on extraterrestrial invasion, Cold War and, 237, 240; Gorbachev and, 233, 295 99; Iran- Contra scandal, 315, 324; neoliberalism of, 353 54, 361; solar panels removed by, 353; Strategic Defense Initiative under, 233, 295, 314, 353; Teller and, 233 Redford, Robert, 257 regional and ethnic identities...
Published: 18 December 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012665-021
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1266-5
... symbolically installed solar panels on the White House to demonstrate his commitment to finding a way out of a petrochemical- based energy economy. On arriving in the White House in 1981, President Ronald Reagan ordered the solar panels to be removed im- mediately and then pursued one of the largest military...
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By Lesley Green
Published: 27 March 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478004615-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0461-5
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-016
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
... solar panels on the seas surrounding Singapore. Both by claiming the water, sunlight, and rock from the ocean s surface as under its jurisdiction and by physically carving an un- dersea demimonde of storage tunnels, this three- dimensional sovereignty bol- sters its buoyancy in preparation for a...
Published: 24 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012061-020
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1206-1
... asteroid. Placed to orbit between 230 and 286 miles above Earth s sea level, the Iss occupies the thermosphere, a layer of Earth s atmosphere strongly influ- enced by solar activity. There, it joins communication and other artificial satellites, natu ral satellites, and the increasingly dense volume of...
Published: 22 November 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007234-008
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0723-4
... sparkling light. Among its other unexpected marvels, the cabins of the Teleférico were built with solar panels on the roof, which collected just enough energy throughout the day to illuminate a soft interior lamp. Yet even though I continued to ponder the question of the Teleférico in re- lation to prob...
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012405-012
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1240-5
... to open the way to forms of sociality that provoke an attentiveness to the hyperlocal and hyperpresent: to sensory, visual, and numerical signs that manifest with immediacy in people s lives the flow of water through a weir, the pulsating flicker of a solar panel, the meet- up group invitation that...
Published: 13 September 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478005346-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0534-6
..., both of which eschew normative claims. More po liti cal claims about energy, mean- while, are often relegated to the micro level, to personal habits of energy consumption and individual consumer choices: fly less, bike to work, in- stall solar panels, buy an electric vehicle. While these micropo liti...
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012405-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1240-5
...- lated with industrial workers. The terraced houses that now look onto the green are decorated with window boxes planted with colorful geraniums that brighten up what would otherwise appear to be a desolate postindus- trial landscape. In the distance solar panels glint from a few of the roofs. From the...
Published: 17 April 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478009207-002
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0920-7
... operations in 2007. LEARNING PROCESOS DE AMAZONIZACIÓN As we walked around the gardens, orchards, granary, solar panels, compost piles, and dry toilets during our visit to La Hojarasca, we listened to campesi- nos explain the workings of the farm school. They shared how it was a site for creative...
Published: 24 August 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012405-001
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1240-5
...; the space of technological networks: of the en- ergy monitors, solar panels, and statistical models through which the job of attempting to reduce carbon emissions was enacted. And, finally, Man- chester was itself not just a geographical context for this research, but as we see in the opening vignette...