DOST conducts forum on solar energy in Marinduque

BOAC, Marinduque — Representatives from national government agencies (NGA), micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and from different local government units (LGU) took part in the solar energy system (SES) forum conducted by Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-Mimaropa through its Marinduque Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO).

With the increasing fuel prices, problems arising with electric supply and electric bills are inevitable, the forum aims to enlighten different agencies and business owners on the benefits of solar energy system and how it can positively affect their productivity.

Furthermore, the world, in general, is under a climate crisis which further urges the nation to empower climate change resiliency and practice more sustainable ways to live.

In the discussion, Aljun N. Murillo, Registered Master Electrician and Project Aide of PSTO shared the importance of SES, what it is and how it works, and the DOST-Mimaropa initiatives on solar energy system.

Also, the corresponding computations on how much it costs, and the first-hand experience of the Provincial Science and Technology Office on the effects and convenience of both grid-tied and off-grid systems was gladly shared with the participants.

Upon learning about the project, Barangay Captain Gregorio Palatino, Alliance for Barangay Concerns (ABC) President of Torrijos who is also an attendee expressed his interest in the topic and his willingness to share the knowledge with the other barangay captains in his town. —

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