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BLDC (brushless DC), Induction motors and Inverter Technology explained

By on April 22, 2016
BLDC (brushless DC), Induction motors and Inverter Technology explained
These days the efficient motors have found much wide application in electric appliances including super-efficient fans, washing machines, air conditioners, etc. In fact, we at Bijli Bachao, in several of our previous articles, have also been quite informative on more motor-centric efficient technologies - such as utilization of motors to obtain sustainable and efficient output. Recently, when one of our readers inquired through

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Building Smart Cities: How Smart Meters and Smart grids can help?

By on April 22, 2016
Building Smart Cities: How Smart Meters and Smart grids can help?
There has been a lot of talk about "smart cities" lately. Government of India has declared that India is planning to have 100 new smart cities. Not only India, countries all over the world are striving to build smart cities in order to increase productivity and socio-economic growth of the country. After seeing such enthusiasm around smart cities, one starts wondering- what is a smart city? Why India and so many other countries

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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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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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What is Energy Efficiency and how is it different from Energy Conservation?

By on April 27, 2016
What is Energy Efficiency and how is it different from Energy Conservation?
While interacting with people we get these statements quite frequently: “Bijli Bachao! So you tell people to use less electricity and conserve it?” or “Your website has ideas on how to buy appliances, how does that relate to saving electricity?” The easiest way to save energy (or electricity) is to use less of it, but we have to be realistic in our approach. Our lifestyles are changing, and with increased pace of development, our need for appliances is increasing

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What are Energy Performance Certificates or EPC

By on August 27, 2015
What are Energy Performance Certificates or EPC
Labels on products that provide information on their energy consumption is an extremely popular method to help consumers take decisions. In India, the five star labelling scheme is used primarily for the electrical appliances to provide information on electricity use (link). Interestingly, in most of the western countries, the concept of labelling is also applied on automobiles and even houses. What is Energy performance certificate

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What is an EPC or Energy performance contract in India

By on August 27, 2015
What is an EPC or Energy performance contract in India
If you are a customer who wishes to implement energy efficiency or renewable energy project but do not have in-house capacity or do not wish to take all the risk associated with the savings from such project, energy performance contracting is a useful tool. What is EPC? Energy Performance contracting is a service in which a customer can get a set energy efficiency projects implemented

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