Unbiased Information and Reviews on Appliances, Solar and Saving Electricity

Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Abhishek Jain is an Alumnus of IIT Bombay with almost 10 years of experience in corporate before starting Bijli Bachao in 2012. His passion for solving problems moved him towards Energy Sector and he is keen to learn about customer behavior towards Energy and find ways to influence the same towards Sustainability.

Best Tubelight/Bulb (Normal and LED), cost, wattage & buying guide in India

By on January 31, 2020
Best Tubelight/Bulb (Normal and LED), cost, wattage & buying guide in India
Setting up your house and you are looking to buy the best tube lights or bulbs for it? With lots of options available, it can be a difficult task to buy one and decide which one is good. In the past, we mostly used to get normal bulbs or fluorescent tube lights which eventually graduated to CFLs and energy-efficient fluorescent tube lights. But the current times are that of LED tube lights or bulbs. There are many more energy-efficient options available in India today and at Bijli Bachao our efforts

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Orient Electric Geysers in India – Review

By on January 22, 2020
Orient Electric Geysers in India – Review
The mere thought of having to bath in cold water during winters sends shivers down the spine. Not just bathing, but also doing other household chores like washing dishes and clothes from the supplied water can be an ordeal. Its nothing more comforting than owning a geyser at your disposal during these numbing winters. Geyser or water heaters in a way are a must for households experiencing chilly winters. Now, the geyser

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What is Inverter AC and How it is Different from Non Inverter AC?

By on January 23, 2020
What is Inverter AC and How it is Different from Non Inverter AC?
If you are thinking of buying an air conditioner, the latest and the most efficient technology that is available in market today is the Inverter Technology for AC. Inverter technology is designed in such a way that it can save 30-50% of electricity (units consumed) over a regular air conditioner. And since 2016, BEE has started give star ratings to inverter technology AC as well. And in 2018 BEE has merged the star rating levels of inverter and non

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Solar Inverter Price in India

By on January 31, 2020
Solar Inverter Price in India
The inverter is the heart of any Solar PV system. It converts DC (generated from Solar Panels) to AC Current (needed by appliances and the grid), and it also controls and monitors the entire PV System. It ensures that the Solar PV modules always operate at their radiation and temperature-dependent maximum power, and it also makes sure that the grid is safe. So while buying a Solar PV system, it is essential to choose the right inverter for the safety and efficient functioning of your system. We

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Top Ten Solar Panel Brands (Manufacturers) in India

By on January 31, 2020
Top Ten Solar Panel Brands (Manufacturers) in India
With rising costs of electricity, reduction in prices of Solar PV Panels and lots of government policy support, buying a Solar PV system has become very lucrative in many parts of India. The interest in buying Solar PV is increasing, however, there is still some lack of awareness about technology, brands, and prices amongst the consumers in the country. We at Bijli Bachao have created several pages (link)

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Energy Efficient Star Rated Power Inverters in India

By on November 11, 2016
Energy Efficient Star Rated Power Inverters in India
Power cut is a major problem in most parts of India. Power Inverters are used by many to run some of the appliances during these power cuts. Have you ever wondered where the power comes from in those power inverters. We at Bijli Bachao recently got a question from a reader expressing his surprise that his electricity bills increased after installing a power inverter. Let us try and answer two questions in this regard:

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Delhi rooftop solar cheaper than electricity bill!

By on November 5, 2016
Delhi rooftop solar cheaper than electricity bill!
Delhi is a huge consumer of electricity – it uses more power than all other metros put together. The peak power demand in Delhi in 2014 was ~6000 MW, almost all of it coming from coal and gas powered plants located in Delhi. The

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Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns

By on November 5, 2016
Rooftop Solar in Telangana – Sizing and Financial Returns
There are two DISCOMs in Telangana – TSSPDCL that supplies power to the districts of Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Mahbubnagar, Nalgonda and Medak, and TSNPDCL that supplies to Warangal, Karimnagar, Khammam, Nizamabad and Adilabad. The net metered rooftop solar installations are growing at a brisk pace, with

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How Does an Air Conditioner Work – A layman’s explanation

By on August 12, 2016
How Does an Air Conditioner Work – A layman’s explanation
Whenever working of an air conditioner is explained, it is explained by detailing how a system with the condenser, compressor and evaporator works. Although the explanation is technically absolutely correct, but many people find it hard to understand. No wonder we at Bijli Bachao get a lot of questions from people asking various things like: “Can I use my AC to cool two rooms?”, or  “Why is it taking so much time for the temperature to come down?”, or “Why

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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2016

By on February 11, 2019
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2016
As the electricity tariff rates keep changing every year, we at Bijli Bachao thought that it will be very useful for our readers to know about the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for 2016. So we do our research for all the states in India regularly and publish a table that lists all the latest tariff slabs and rates applicable for LT (Low Tension) domestic customers in urban centers in India. As the tariffs change, we update them in the list. Please note that

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