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.

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

By on February 25, 2020
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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How to go about implementing Solar PV in Maharashtra

By on November 5, 2016
How to go about implementing Solar PV in Maharashtra
Electricity tariffs in Maharashtra are the highest in India. If a household in Maharashtra consumes 400 units a month, their monthly power bill is around ₹3,500. Effectively, they are paying almost ₹9 per unit of electricity. For a business, costs can range from ₹9 to as high as ₹17, without accounting for power outages which drive the numbers even higher. Turning off lights and fans, switching to LED lighting, and not using the AC will reduce the power bill

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Difference between Inverter Technology and Power Inverter

By on April 22, 2016
Difference between Inverter Technology and Power Inverter
It has been several years since Inverter Air Conditioners (and refrigerators) arrived in India. Initially, people were sceptical of the new technology, but lately, people have started embracing it. No doubt that it is because Inverter Technology Air Conditioners save a huge amount of electricity. However, there is one big confusion (or we may call it a myth) that exists amongst most consumers: that Air Conditioners with Inverter Technology

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Rooftop Solar in Bangalore – Feasibility and Financing

By on November 5, 2016
Rooftop Solar in Bangalore – Feasibility and Financing
In our previous post, we gave you basic information on how to think about purchasing, installing and financing a rooftop solar system, including cost-benefit analysis. Today,

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Understand What is ISEER and Star Labeling of Inverter Air Conditioners in India

By on April 22, 2016
Understand What is ISEER and Star Labeling of Inverter Air Conditioners in India
A few years back when Inverter ACs were introduced in Indian markets, there was a lot of skepticism about their success in Indian conditions. Although they are quite successful and popular internationally, these ACs did have to go through the tests of Indian consumers. Despite some negative rumors by a section of the market, Inverter ACs have come out with flying colors and have become popular in India. One thing that everyone knows (and

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Guest Post: Financing Options for Solar Rooftop Projects in India

By on November 5, 2016
Guest Post: Financing Options for Solar Rooftop Projects in India
Solar power is experiencing rapid growth in India, powered by a variety of recent developments: central and state governments have been announcing policy initiatives to drive adoption, solar power is already at grid parity for SME & industrial customers in 12 states, and cost of grid power is increasing by 5 - 10% every year for almost all customers. Combined with environmental concerns and widely prevalent power deficits across the

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Brand Analysis: Which is the best brand to buy?

By on April 22, 2016
Brand Analysis: Which is the best brand to buy?
When you are out in the market and you are looking to buy an appliance, you are bombarded with the sheer number of choices of brands that are available to buy. No wonder, one of the most common questions on our website is: “Which is the best brand for me?”. Many people who visit websites providing user feedback (e.g. mouthshut) on brands come back disappointed because almost every brand has got negative feedback. And for obvious reasons.

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Should you buy instant water heater for your bathroom?

By on January 31, 2020
Should you buy instant water heater for your bathroom?
One of the most common question, related to water heaters, that is asked by readers of Bijli Bachao is: “Should I buy an instant water heater for my bathroom?”. We have frequently received this question since the time we published an article stating that Instant Water heater is the best to save electricity. We have always replied to people that: one should use instant water heater only for small uses like for wash basins and kitchen, however in this article we will provide the detailed analysis

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Torrent Ahmedabad Electricity Bill Payment Online

By on April 22, 2016
Paying electricity bills online is the easiest way to avoid standing in queues for electricity bill payment. Most states in India now have online bill payment and Gujarat is not behind. Torrent Power, the utility providing power in the city of Ahmedabad also provides facility of online bill payment. Based on convenience and ease of use people can choose one of the

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