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HLSCC awarded $50k EBSCO solar grant

HLSCC awarded $50k EBSCO solar grant

The H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC) has been awarded an EBSCO solar grant of US$50,000 to implement a solar photovoltaic system on the roof of its Learning Resource Centre (LRC) building.

The Learning Resource Centre, which houses the college’s library was one of five recipients of the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant, topping a field of applicants from all over the world, according to a press release from HLSCC.

Director of the Learning Resource Centre, Mr Kenyatta Augustine said, “We are pleased to be the recipient of this grant. The College sees this initiative as advancing its environmental policy, which calls for the institution to develop sound environmental practices across all areas of the College.”

Mr Augustine added, “In addition to decreasing the library’s environmental footprint, it is hoped that the solar array will also serve as a training lab for the Solar Technician Training Programme being offered at the College this spring.”


The Learning Resource Centre, which houses the college’s library was one of five recipients of the 2020 EBSCO Solar Grant, topping a field of applicants from all over the world, according to a press release from HLSCC.

Annual Programme


The EBSCO Solar Grant is an annual programme that funds solar installations on libraries to offset electricity costs with clean, renewable solar energy. The programme aims to help libraries show their communities the benefits of environmental
responsibility, while being a part of their larger effort and dedication to reducing their environmental footprint.

EBSCO is the leading provider of electronic journals and books for libraries, with subscription management for more than 360,000 serials, including more than 57,000 ejournals, as well as online access to more than 1,000,000 e-books.
EBSCO is also the preeminent provider of online research content for libraries, including hundreds of research databases, historical archives, point-of-care medical reference, and corporate learning tools serving millions of end-users at tens of
thousands of institutions.

For more information, visit the EBSCO website at: www.ebsco.com. EBSCO Information Services is a division of EBSCO Industries, Inc., a family-owned company since 1944.

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