“Sun Day,” May 3, 1978

Congress declared Wednesday, May 3, 1978 to be “Sun Day,” a national day of celebration of solar energy. The Congressional resolution expressed optimism about solar’s potential and emphasized government’s role in developing the new technology.

In Atlanta, the Sun Day celebration included a rally in a downtown park, public displays of solar technologies, street theater and dance performances, and speeches on the “Dawning of the Solar Age.”

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