Deadline: April 29, 2016
Are you a publicly-funded U.S. library interested in transitioning from brown power (electric, gas, oil, etc.) to solar power? EBSCO has announced a grant program that will fund up to $150,000 to one or more libraries to pay for a solar installation. This will allow the winning libraries to reduce their utilities expenditures and, if allowed in their state, to sell back electricity to the grid.
One of the goals of the grant is to introduce people to solar power and the value of alternative energies. The grant application asks how the library grant project will include programs, community engagement or educational opportunities. Examples given in the FAQ include the following. A public library or school might incorporate the installation into a community outreach program or create book displays and reading lists about solar power. A college or university might engage its Environmental Studies or Engineering faculty and students in the project or create ways to engage the student body.
For more information, including the application, please visit the website: https://www.ebsco.com/solar