Solar Energy Society of Canada (SESCI)
Organization profile published 1980
Publisher: Solar Energy Society of Canada Incorporated (SESCI), Winnipeg, Canada
Year Published: 1980
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2067
Abstract: The solar Energy Society of Canada Incorporated (SESCI) was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization in Winnipeg. Its pursposes include
- The fostering of sciences and technologies which relate to the understanding and application of solar
- The promotion and dissemination of information relating to all aspects of solar energy.
SESCI has established 28 solar energy society chapters throughtout Canada, from St. John's, Newfoundland to Yellowknife, N.W.T.
Since 1978 SESCI has planned an annual event called SUN DAY. This event focuses attention on the many forms of solar energy, which includes passive solar gain for residential space-heating; active solar collectors to heat water; photovoltaics to manufacture electricity from sunlight; wood-alcohol for use in transportation; methane for heating; wind for the generation of electricity. SUN DAY is an international event with participation by groups in the United States and Europe. SESCI has just recently celebrated SUN DAY for 1980, on May 3. They suggest that SUN DAY can be celebrated each year by contacting your nearest Solar Energy Society chapter and find out what events are being sponsored; interest local politicians in sponsoring SUN DAY activites; writing for a free Solar Action Kit; reading about solar energy and asking your library to stock more books on the subject; and to conduct an energy audit of your home business and/or office to see where you could take advantage of solar energy.
This organization has changed its name to the Solar and Sustainable Energy Society of Canada Inc.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1980.