PNOC-Renewables Corp. (PNOC-RC), a wholly owned subsidiary of state-owned Philippine National Oil Company (PNOC), has entered into an agreement with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) to install and operate solar rooftops on designated buildings at the DOST complex in Taguig City.
Under the agreement, PNOC-RC will install a 100 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic (PV) facility on the rooftop of the DOST Main Building, Heritage Building and other designated buildings at the DOST complex in Bicutan, Taguig city.
The agreement will have a period of 15 years, at the end of which the ownership of the solar panels shall be transferred to DOST.
The move is in support of the current thrust of the Department of Energy (DOE) to promote the use of renewable, clean and green energy resources such as solar power.
The MOA was signed by PNOC RC President and CEO Carlos Jose Gatmaitan and DOST Secretary Mario Montejo.
PNOC RC earlier entered into a similar agreement with government-run hospital Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City for the installation of a 100-kW solar PV facility.
The solar panels will be installed at the Medical Arts Building of the Philippine Heart Center on East Avenue in Quezon City.
As the renewable energy arm of the DOE, PNOC RC is set to replicate the MOA with other government agencies.
The Department of Health has also already signified its intention to enter into a similar agreement.