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Net Metering policy for roof top PVs in various states in India

By on May 2, 2017
Net Metering policy for roof top PVs in various states in India
Solar powered systems can be categorized in two: Grid connected solar power system. Stand alone Offgrid system. A grid connected system as the name suggests is the one in which your solar power system is connected to the local main grid. In this case, your loads can run on solar power as long as there is sufficient energy available from the sun during the

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Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption

By on April 26, 2018
Types of tubelights available in Indian Market and their power consumption
Tubelights have been one of the most common form of luminaire used at most houses in India. Since the advent of CFLs, although they have lost some popularity, but CFLs are not a replacement of tubelights as we have highlighted in our article: Are CFLs replacements for Tube lights? There are some types of tubelights that can offer more lumens (or brightness) per watt as compared to CFLs. The infographic below

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Latest Technologies that can help Save Electricity

By on January 21, 2014
Latest Technologies that can help Save Electricity
India of 21st Century is witnessing rapid changes in technology on various fronts. One of the areas that is changing rapidly is home appliances. With greater interest in energy efficiency and electricity savings, lots of new technologies have come in the market that can save significant amount of electricity without reducing the comfort levels. The infographic below lists the best technologies available in various home appliances that can help a home owners save electricity.

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What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?

By on April 22, 2016
What are single phase and three phase connections and how to choose between the two?
A few days back a friend asked: “My society is going for three phase connection, should I go for it? What impact will it have on my bills and also what is the benefit of using three phase connection?” He has 2 ACs and everything else that a regular upper middle class family would have in his house. His was a single-phase connection and everything was working fine. So the doubt about going for a three-phase connection was obvious. We suggested him to continue with

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Procedure to get subsidy on Solar PV Systems through NABARD in India

By on September 5, 2017
Procedure to get subsidy on Solar PV Systems through NABARD in India
Note: As on January 2016, Government has released a priority list for processing subsidy claims. Schools, public institutions, etc are higher up on the priority list and residential projects are lowest in priority list. And thus getting subsidy on residential projects is getting increasingly difficult. NABARD has stopped the subsidy scheme in March 2015: https://www.nabard.org/uploads/Lighting%20circulat%2023%20March%202015.PDF

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Super Efficient Ceiling Fans in India – Market Analysis

By on September 3, 2017
Super Efficient Ceiling Fans in India – Market Analysis
Sometime back we published an article on Super Efficient Ceiling Fans (link), in which we mentioned about how the ceiling fan market is moving towards super efficient ceiling fans, and how BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency) is trying to push for super efficient appliances in India. Since then we have received several emails asking about

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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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Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling

By on April 22, 2016
Room Heater in India: heating as expensive as cooling
Most places in North India experience extreme climates during summers and winters. Summers are extremely hot and winters are extreme cold. This makes it important to have both air conditioners as well as room heaters. It’s a common knowledge that air conditioners consume a lot of electricity and cause increase in electricity bills. But in northern India electricity bills due to heating in winters can be as high as that for cooling and in fact can be more. A recent

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Solar Panel Price in India

By on April 10, 2018
Solar Panel Price in India
Electricity is becoming expensive with each passing day and more people are getting interested in using solar energy to meet their electricity needs. Power cuts and dependence on DG sets is making people look for more and better sources. Solar PV panels provide a very good alternative. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India is also promoting solar PV systems under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission

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Solar Water Heater System – how it can help save on electricity bills

By on April 22, 2016
Solar Water Heater System – how it can help save on electricity bills
Solar and renewable energy are quite popular these days. Through a lot of government support, marketing and subsidies solar products are quite popular these days in India. Many people want to adopt these technologies but are unaware of what to do and how to get it. We at Bijli Bachao thought that helping people understand they can adopt renewable sources at their homes could be of great help. So we start with this article on Solar Water Heater systems, providing most

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