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Evaluation and comparison of Superfan, a BEE 5 star rated fan and regular fans

By on June 25, 2018
Evaluation and comparison of Superfan, a BEE 5 star rated fan and regular fans
Since we started Bijli Bachao, which was almost two years back, we have been experimenting with various appliances and measuring their electricity consumption. At our own home we measured electricity consumption of some of the appliances, replaced them with efficient options and estimated the impact post replacement. One of these is the ceiling fan. We were on regular fans about a year back, when we replaced them with BEE 5 star rated ceiling fans. And just 3 months

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Sizing batteries and inverters for a solar PV system

By on April 22, 2016
Sizing batteries and inverters for a solar PV system
In our previous post on: Solar Glossary – photovoltaic, panels, modules, cells, voltage, watt and current we talked about various technical aspects to look for before buying a solar panel. In this post we will talk more about batteries and inverters and their sizing. A larger sized system may cost more

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Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?

By on September 3, 2017
Comparing Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans and Coolers – which one is more efficient?
Recently we got a question on our website: “Ceiling Fans, Pedestal Fans, Table Fans or Coolers, which one is most cost effective?” and we started thinking that we have covered a whole lot about ceiling fans on our website but there are lot of other type of fans that people buy and certainly they wonder which one to buy as the difference between all of them is not clear. Also one would like to understand which one is more effective in terms of cost, efficiency and

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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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CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide

By on April 26, 2018
CFL Bulbs and Fluorescent Tubes buying guide
In our previous post on task-based lighting, we showed that a watt is not the right measure for brightness and we should use lumens instead. We then went around the shops in our area and then carried out online market survey to find out different types of CFLs and Fluorescent tubes available in the market in India, and give our readers some comparative figures to help

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Impact of Connected Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills

By on July 16, 2018
Impact of Connected Load on Fixed Charges in Electricity Bills
Electricity bill and it’s components are considered as one of the most difficult to understand and most people make the payment without understanding the same. So to help people understand electricity bills in India we are writing a series of articles and creating calculators to help people understand their electricity bills properly. This is the first article in the series and in this we will try to explain the concept of connected

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