Promoting energy projects that last.
The Solar & Sustainable Energy Society of Canada Inc. (SESCI) is a national charitable organization that works to advance the use and awareness of sustainable energy, both in Canada and in developing countries.
Originally founded in 1974, SESCI (“seskee”) collaborates with sustainable energy companies, funding agencies, individuals and other partners to implement sustainable energy projects where they are needed most. SESCI is the Canadian chapter of the International Solar Energy Society.
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SESCI Board of Directors:
Bill To, President
Ram Sahi, Past President
Philip R. Winters, Vice President
Naveen Patni, Treasurer
Paul Lingl, Secretary
Sustainable energy refers to energy derived from renewable sources — such as hydroelectricity, solar, wind, tidal, geothermal — as well as technologies designed to improve energy efficiency. Sustainable energy projects can be a driver of economic growth and resiliency, as well as environmental protection. In developing countries and many communities in Canada, they can also help to alleviate poverty and contribute to social progress.
Working with Sunfarmer, a Canadian not-for-profit with activities in Nepal, charitable funds were raised for solar systems in support of the relief efforts following the catastrophic earthquakes in April 2015.
Solar lanterns, solar charging stations and solar-power water purification systems have been installed in Nepal thanks to the generous donations of many Canadians.
SESCI is building a collaborative team of companies and organisations to help implement solar projects in northern Canadian communities.
Communities that rely on diesel generators for electricity are subject to high fuel costs and possible outages. The integration of solar power and diesel creates a microgrid which provides stable power and reduces fuel consumption.
Canadian Solar Industry Association (CanSIA)
Solar Energy Society of Alberta (SESA)
International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
United Nations Development Programme
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada