In late June 2021, EBSCO Information Services will announce the winners of their fifth annual EBSCO Solar Grant program. The 2021 program, a part of the EBSCO Solar initiative, accepted applications until May, granting a total of $200,000 in solar installation grants for libraries worldwide.
These grants will assist the winning institutions to cut their energy costs through the installation of solar arrays. Since 2016, when EBSCO initiated the EBSCO Solar grant program, more than one million dollars have been given in grants.
Last year over 90 applications from 18 countries were received. The 2020 grant winners were: H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Learning Resource Centre (Tortola, British Virgin Islands); Independence Public Library (Independence, Belize); Pacific Theological College (Suva, Fiji Islands); Petersborough Town Library (Petersborough, New Hampshire, USA); and The Valley Library at Oregon State University (Corvallis, Oregon, USA).
According to Tim Collins, EBSCO Information Services President, these institutions set an example for their communities by reducing their carbon footprint. Solar power is an excellent way to demonstrate the importance of green technology. Through these solar grants, EBSCO is investing in worldwide communities that seek alternative energy and ways to provide education on solar benefits to their communities.
For more information on this program, visit the EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar.