“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.”


Resolved by the Seriate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That May 3, 1978, is proclaimed “Sun Day.” Public Law 95-253. U.S. Statues at Large 92 (1978): 186.

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