Monday, August 18, 2014

Going Off-Grid or Grid-Tied on Solar Power

Solar Panels in Apo Reef - Schadow1 Expeditions

Part 2 of Solar Energy Series

Solar Energy is already getting abuzz for powering up homes in the Philippines due to the country's location where it gets maximum exposure to the sun all throughout the year. In addition to this, the electricity cost in the country is one of the most expensive in the world as it is controlled by oligarchs. Storms frequently visit the country yearly and power supply from the grid usually goes down, but not for solar power. This article explains ways to power up your home through solar energy. Know which is beneficial to you: to go Off-Grid or Grid-Tied.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Tapping Renewable Energy to Empower Communities - An introduction to Solar Power for the Philippines

Solar Power on Apo Reef Island, Mindoro - Schadow1 Expeditions

Part 1 of Solar Energy Series

As a travel and mapping advocate, I have been going around the Philippines, mostly its remote islands and climbing its mountains, to document my expeditions and map the country for navigation and aid disaster resiliency planning. I have noticed that they all have something in common: communities that have inadequate or no power at all because power suppliers could not reach their location yet. This article is Schadow1 Expeditions introduction as we tap the benefits of renewable energy, specifically solar energy to empower communities in the Philippines.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

2015 Holidays in the Philippines

Year 2015 Holidays in the Philippines

Recently, MalacaƱang Palace has declared the Philippine holidays for the upcoming year 2015. Plan ahead, go out, and discover the beauty of the Philippines and its culture!

There are at least 8 long weekends in the Philippines this 2015. So what are you waiting for?

Friday, July 11, 2014

Interactive Map for the West and East Valley Fault Line on Rizal, Metro Manila, Laguna, Cavite

The West and East Valley Fault System spans from Montalban, Rizal all the way down to Carmona, Cavite and is the most feared event that could hit Metro Manila in case the fault system moves as it may cause larger than 7.0 magnitude earthquake. As of the meantime, disaster resiliency assessors have been saying that the country is not prepared for a calamity such as this. Schadow1 Expeditions has acquired the fault line data from PHIVOLCS and traced it on top of Openstreetmap and Google Earth.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Imus Heritage Park, a reminder of the Battle of Alapan and our National Flag

Imus Heritage Park - Battle of Alapan - Schadow1 Expeditions

The Imus Heritage Park in Alapan, Imus, Cavite brandishes a large Philippine flag fixed on a 90-foot flagpole which commemorates the first time our country's flag has been hurled in victory after the last of the Spanish colonial forces in the country has been defeated last May 28, 1898. This is over the Philippine victory on the Battle of Alapan that paved the way to Philippine Independence.

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