IPSWICH, Mass. — January 20, 2021 — Submissions are now open for the 2021 EBSCO Solar grant program from EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO). For the fifth year, EBSCO is accepting applications for grants that will fund solar installations at libraries around the world. As part of the 2021 EBSCO Solar initiative, EBSCO will be making a total of $200,000 in grants available.
The grants will help winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenses by installing solar arrays. EBSCO introduced the EBSCO Solar grant program in 2016 and has given libraries more than one million dollars in grants.
In 2020, EBSCO received more than 90 submissions from libraries in 18 countries. H. Lavity Stoutt Community College, Learning Resource Centre, in Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Independence Public Library in Independence, Belize; Pacific Theological College in Suva, Fiji Islands; Peterborough Town Library in Peterborough, New Hampshire; and The Valley Library at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, each received an EBSCO Solar Grant.
EBSCO Information Services President Tim Collins says institutions reduce their carbon footprint and set an example for their communities. "Solar power is a great way to showcase the value of green technologies. By offering solar grants to libraries, EBSCO invests in communities looking to offer alternative energy resources and educate their communities on the benefits of adopting solar resources."
The EBSCO Solar webpage at www.ebsco.com/solar includes details such as the timeline, where to submit questions, a link to the submission form and FAQs. Interested libraries are encouraged to submit questions by February 28. Submissions are due by May 3, and the winner will be announced in June 2021.
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EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) is the preeminent provider of online research content and search technologies serving academic, school and public libraries; healthcare and medical institutions; corporations; and government agencies around the world. From research, acquisition management, subscription services and discovery to clinical decision support and patient care, learning, and research and development, EBSCO provides institutions with access to content and resources to serve the information and workflow needs of their users and organizations. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family owned company since 1944. For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com.