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.

BLDC Mixer Grinders: Power consumption, efficiency & review – Can they change the market for Mixer Grinders?

By on June 27, 2022
BLDC Mixer Grinders: Power consumption, efficiency & review – Can they change the market for Mixer Grinders?
We at Bijli Bachao always try to bring forward exciting technologies that can help you save electricity. In the past, we have helped people adopt inverter ACs, refrigerators, washing machines, and BLDC fans. Whenever we come across something new that has the potential to impact the energy efficiency of an appliance significantly, we do try to help that. When my friends at Atomberg (my fellow alumni from my engineering school) came to me with a BLDC Mixer Grinder, it excited me. BLDC has the potential

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Convertible Technology: Why it makes sense in refrigerators, but not so much in Air Conditioners

By on May 3, 2022
Convertible Technology: Why it makes sense in refrigerators, but not so much in Air Conditioners
Imagine that you are in the market to buy a car. You are looking for one that has an automatic transmission (gearless). You want to have freedom from changing gears and ease of driving. But then you come across a model that is automatic transmission but also can change gears. This ability to change gears is being sold as a value proposition to you. Would you be interested in it? If you went to buy a car that is automatic transmission or the ability to change gears automatically, why would a feature

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Why and How Does Inverter Technology Save Electricity?

By on July 23, 2021
Why and How Does Inverter Technology Save Electricity?
I get this question pretty regularly. Not just from commoners (laypeople), but many seasoned engineers and technocrats. A common statement is: “Just by eliminating on/off cycle, you cannot save more than 7-10%. These claims of 40% savings are just marketing hype.”. I got into a serious discussion with someone on this topic recently, which prompted me to write this article. I hope it helps give people a better idea of how inverter technology helps save electricity.

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Why are we experiencing high electricity bills post Lockdown?

By on July 10, 2020
Why are we experiencing high electricity bills post Lockdown?
Expressing shock over high electricity bills is not uncommon. However, that is mostly the first reaction. The next thing that most people do is doubt the electricity distribution company. Making mistakes in electricity bill calculation is not uncommon, but rarely does it happen on a large scale. And unprecedented times are giving us unprecedented experiences. Post lockdown, we are receiving several complaints from people saying that their electricity bills are exorbitant.

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

By on August 11, 2022
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 4, 2022
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 August 11, 2022
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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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff (Urban) Fixed Charges and Unit Rates for all states in India

By on July 7, 2022
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff (Urban) Fixed Charges and Unit Rates for all states in India
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 [y]. 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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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 August 11, 2022
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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