The DOST-PCIEERD thru the DOST Region XI, in partnership with Ateneo de Davao University, BLGU of Manurigao, PLGU of Compostela Valley and MLGU of New Bataan have great plans for Brgy. Manurigao: to design and field test a 50kW micro-grid solar PV system that will serve the houses in the barangay. Last January 16, 2018, the ceremonial MOU signing of the Micro-Grid Solar PV System took place at Euro Hydro Powerplant, Taytayan, New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province.

IMG_3537.JPGFrom L-R Hon. Manuel Zamora, Provincial Vice-Governor of Compostela Valley Province Province, Hon. Geraldford N. Balbin, Municipal Mayor of New Bataan, COMVAL, Mr. Alan Uy, Owner of the Hydro Power Plant, Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, President of AdDU, Mr. Eduardo Tesorero, ARD-FASD of DOST XI, Hon. Marcos M. Lino, Brgy. Captain of Brgy. Manurigao during the Ceremonial MOU Signing of the Micro-Grid Solar PV System.

A micro-grid solar PV system will be designed and field-tested in Barangay Manurigao to determine the viability of an off-grid solar PV system. It is intended to provide electricity to rural and remote communities. Two clusters (sets) at 50-kW each will be deployed to produce at least 400-kwh of energy per day. Each cluster is designed to serve 50 houses at 1-kW per house at 2 to 4 hours per day. For an off-grid solar PV system, a battery system is a requisite since solar electricity is produced during daytime and, oftentimes, being used during night time. The project aims to design and evaluate the solar PV energy management systems (EMS). In addition, it also aims to identify contextual factors affecting the efficient use of solar electricity.

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The Seoul Peace Prize Selection Committee through the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), is inviting nominations for persons who are qualified for the 14th Seoul Peace Prize Award.

The Seoul Peace Prize aims to recognize those who have made great contributions in promoting global peace, harmony and reconciliation between nations on the basis of the ideals of the 24th Seoul Olympic Games held in Seoul, South Korea in 1998. The Seoul Peace Prize was established to reflect the wishes of the Korean people and to crystallize their desire for everlasting peace on earth.

There are social benefits and economic if all our time pieces are synchronized with the Philippine Standard Time (PhST), according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).


The Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (DOST-PCIEERD) is accepting entries to the 2018 Outstanding R&D Awards. It is conducted annually to celebrate and recognize outstanding completed and successful Research and Development (R&D) projects in Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology done in the Philippines by a Filipino individual or group.

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