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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 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 July 5, 2018
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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Why Use 3-pin plugs for electrical safety?

By on October 25, 2015
Why Use 3-pin plugs for electrical safety?
Putting a plug in a socket is something very basic thing which we all do; in fact it is a very much part of our daily and necessary routine in the modern times. Everybody knows how to do it, REALLY? Now, in this article to begin with we will pose two questions to our general readers/ audiences. Please answer to yourself honestly. Question -1: How many times, have some of you poked the earth lever with a screwdriver, pen or other object to insert the plug and push the pins into the live

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Best Inverter for home in India and how to choose one

By on March 6, 2019
Best Inverter for home in India and how to choose one
Power supply situation continues to be bad in India with power failures ranging from 2 to 4 hours in cities and 8 hours or more in small towns and villages. This makes it difficult to manage daily life and thus installing power backups is inevitable. Although there are many solutions to this problem but the most common solution that most people apply in India; is to go for an Inverter-Battery system. However when somebody plans

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