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What are ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?

By on April 22, 2016
What are ESCOs (Energy Service Companies) and what do Energy Auditors do?
Energy saving has been the talk of the world, and very aptly so. Due to the population explosion the pressure on the natural resources available to us is enormous since the supply is not sufficient to cater to the needs of the people for a very long period of time. So, steps should be taken to put a bridle on the exorbitant usage of the natural resources and finding green and sustainable alternatives to the same. An Energy Service Company (ESCO or ESCo) does just the

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Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant

By on April 22, 2016
Comparison of the output capacity of a coal power plant vs solar power plant
Every now and then we come across news of the government setting up some power plant of 500 MW, 1000 MW or even more sometimes, in different parts . Then we wonder if a power plant rated at 1000 MW will produce 1000 MW electrical energy? Not necessarily. A lot of people get confused between the power output of a power plant and the electricity which it is producing. While these two are interrelated they are not the same. There

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Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015

By on February 11, 2019
Domestic Electricity LT Tariff Slabs and Rates for all states in India in 2015
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 2015. 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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The science of colors – how they impact electricity consumption in a room

By on February 15, 2014
The science of colors – how they impact electricity consumption in a room
This psychology of colors is a subject that is talked about a lot. Much has been discussed on how the color of your walls impact your mood. But with the infographic below we want to introduce a new dimension to your decision of selecting colors for the walls in your house. In the past we had discussed about how interior decoration impact electricity consumption, we

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Solar Water Heater – types and benefits

By on July 29, 2015
Solar Water Heater – types and benefits
There are two ways of harnessing solar energy: Solar Thermal and Solar Photo Voltaic. Of these Solar Thermal technologies are the most efficient in converting energy from sun into useful energy. They are up to 85% efficient in converting solar energy. Solar Water heater is the best representative example of a Solar Thermal Technology.

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How to Save Electricity At Home

By on April 26, 2018
How to Save Electricity At Home
Every time we get our electricity bill, there is a worry in our mind, but we simply put it aside thinking that we can do little about it. The government decides the electricity rates and the charges per unit keep increasing every year or two. And with the addition of a new appliance we find that our consumption is also increasing. Well, let me tell you, you can do a lot to reduce your electricity consumption and bring the bill down.

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Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014

By on January 25, 2014
Top 8 things to save money and electricity at home and offices in 2014
2014 has arrived, and just like at the beginning of every new year, people make resolutions for the new year. If in this new year, you want to save electricity and also some money, then do check out the infographic below to see some quick tips to do so. We have arrived at these tips by analyzing some of the most common mistakes that people did in 2013 (based on the response we collected at Bijli Bachao) and also on the latest energy efficient technologies that came

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Difference between single phase and three phase connections

By on April 29, 2015
Difference between single phase and three phase connections
There are lot of misconceptions about single phase and three phase connections. Many a times people are adviced to go for a three phase connection when they put an AC in their house. People find it difficult to understand when to go for a three phase connection and when for a single phase. We tried to explain it in detail in our article: What

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What is Inverter Technology?

By on April 29, 2015
What is Inverter Technology?
Inverter Technology is the latest "in thing" for various appliances. In past we have written quite a lot about it in our articles: Air Conditioners with Inverter technology can help save electricity & Refrigerators

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Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer

By on April 22, 2016
Guest Article: Using time switches as power saver for air conditioner and deep freezer
At Bijli Bachao our aim is to help people save electricity, and to do this, we not only provide tips to use appliances, but we also try to find new products/ideas/technologies that can help. In this process we keep meeting individuals/companies that are doing interesting work in this area. During one such meet recently, we met Mr Sudhir Shah from Mumbai, who till few years back was working as Electrical contractor for big companies, but then left that work to start

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