About Us

About Us

The Solar Energy of India (SESI), established in 1978, having its Secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its interests cover all aspects of renewable energy, including characteristics, effects and methods of use, and it provides a common ground to all those concerned with the nature and utilization of this renewable non-polluting resource.

The Society is interdisciplinary in nature, with most of the leading energy researchers and manufacturers of renewable energy systems and devices of the country as its members. High academic attainments are not a prerequisite for membership and any person engaged in research, development or utilization of renewable energy or in fields related to renewable energy and interested in the promotion of renewable energy utilization can become a member of the society.

Organization

Organization

The Society is administered by its Governing a Council of twenty members elected once in two years, consisting of the President, six Vice Presidents, a Treasurer, a Secretary General and 11 members of whom one is the immediate past President. The council meets two or three times in year. The Annual General Meeting of the members is normally held at the time of the International Congress on Renewable Energy (ICORE).

Day to day administration is provided by the Society Secretariat headed by the Director General.

Regions in which sufficient interest exists, regional or local chapters of the Society have been/can be established.

Activities

Activities

The major activities of the Society are:

  1. Publication of SESI Journal, a bi-annual technical journal containing papers on renewable energy utilization, technical notes and other items of interest of those involved in renewable energy research and development.

  2. Publication of a monthly news letter, namely the SESI News Letter.

  3. Organization of one –day workshops on selected topics.

  4. Organization of the International Congress on Renewable Energy once in a year, where numerous scientific and technical papers are presented and discussed.

  5. Publication of the proceedings of the Annual Convention.

Administration

Administration

The affairs and property of the society are administered by its Governing Council consisting of 20 members including the President, six Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, and 11 members of whom one shall be the immediate past-President (ex-officio). The council meets two or three times in a year. Day-to-day administration is provided by the Society Secretariat. Regions in which sufficient interest exists, regional or local chapters of the Society have been/can be established. The Annual meeting of the members is held at the time of its Annual Convention.

Membership

Membership

Various categories of members available are (I) Patron (ii) Life (iii) Organizational (iv) Individual (v) Voluntary Organization and (vi) Student. The following rights and privileges are available to the members of the Society:

  1. To be nominated for election to the Council

  2. To vote and to nominate for election to the Council

  3. To attend all general meetings and to vote at the Annual General Meeting

  4. To receive copies of the publication of the Society either free of cost or on such terms of payments as the council may decide from time to time

  5. To serve on the various committees appointed by the Council
Note:
  1. Student members shall not have the right to nominate, to vote or to hold office

  2. The fiscal year of the Society begins on 1st April but the annual fee for each calendar year is due on 1st January of that year. The prescribed period for payment will extend only upto 31st March of the year. New members are required to pay annual fee in full for the year in which they are admitted as members

  3. Application for membership should be made on the Society’s application form and should be forwarded with the appropriate remittance to the Society’s Secretariat

  4. Those desirous of becoming member of ISES should apply directly to the ISES Headquarters