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What is the difference between solar inverter and regular power inverter?

By on April 22, 2016
What is the difference between solar inverter and regular power inverter?
Power inverters or home UPS have been in use in India since quite some time. Thanks to frequent power cuts, home UPS or power inverter industry has done well in India. But with increasing interest in solar power and solar panels many people are thinking of using Solar Power to charge the batteries to save electricity drawn from the grid. Having heard of solar inverter, many people wonder if their existing inverter system is useful or not. In past, we at Bijli Bachao

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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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Solar Glossary – photovoltaic, panels, modules, cells, voltage, watt and current

By on April 26, 2018
Solar Glossary – photovoltaic, panels, modules, cells, voltage, watt and current
We have published several articles on our website that aim to help common people understand the basics on how to use solar photovoltaic at their homes and office. We have discussed on PV buying guide, solar panel prices, solar

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Running Air Conditioner and other high power consuming appliances on Solar PV

By on April 22, 2016
Running Air Conditioner and other high power consuming appliances on Solar PV
With increasing power tariffs, power cuts and decreasing solar panel prices, there is a lot of interest in people to adopt solar technologies. A few months back we started putting our research on solar technologies on our website and since then we have received hundreds of queries on solar PV and other solar technologies. One thing that we have noticed is very common is that people want to run Air Conditioners or water heaters or pumps

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Solar airconditioning: using sun’s energy when it most abundent and needed

By on April 22, 2016
Solar airconditioning: using sun’s energy when it most abundent and needed
Is solar energy sufficient to run air conditioners? If yes, how wonderful it would be to live in an air-conditioned place without bothering about the electricity bills! And the best thing: you use solar energy when it is most readily available and you need it the most. The question is however, can the AC run only on solar energy or does it need electricity as well. It depends on the technology and that has an impact on the cost of the AC. We at Bijli Bachao get this

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Innovative lighting solution that works without electricity

By on August 26, 2015
Innovative lighting solution that works without electricity
Being an engineer my mind always thinks of using science to solve practical problems. And when I used to think about lighting, I always used to think: why don’t we effectively use sunlight to light a room during the daytime? Why do we have to use electricity? When we were kids, while playing we used to use mirrors to reflect light on to each other. When I grew up I used to think of using such simple concepts to harness sun light to light a room during the day. And

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Solar Lantern with LED bulbs ideal for emergency lights during power cuts

By on April 26, 2018
Solar Lantern with LED bulbs ideal for emergency lights during power cuts
Power cuts is not a recent phenomenon but something that we have been seeing for many years in our country. There are many places in the country that receive electricity only for a few hours in a day, and then there are some that do not get electricity at all. In many parts of the country, kerosene is still used as fuel to generate light during emergency. Burning of kerosene not only causes air pollution but also has potential to cause a lot of disastrous health effects.

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What are Solar Cookers/Oven and how can they help reduce energy costs

By on April 22, 2016
What are Solar Cookers/Oven and how can they help reduce energy costs
Cost of energy is rising in India. LPG and electricity are already very expensive and gradual reduction in subsidies will continue to add stress on household budget. With new rules that reduce the number of subsidized LPG cylinders per household, the cost of cooking has also gone up. In a previous post on Induction Cookers (link) we talked about comparison of gas

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Solar Panels Price, Manufacturers, Technology for home in India 2019

By on November 13, 2019
Solar Panels Price, Manufacturers, Technology for home in India 2019
Availability of Solar Panels to generate electricity at homes has been there in India since quite some time now. Still, for a long time, it was not economically feasible for most Indians to take benefit. But due to a drop in solar panel prices in India in the last few years coupled with significant policy-level implementations by Government in India, now, in [y], Solar Panels for home looks quite lucrative. Solar Panel manufacturers in India have also quite consolidated their positions, and the

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Solar Water Heater Systems in India – how they can help save on electricity bills

By on November 12, 2019
Solar Water Heater Systems in India – how they can help save on electricity bills
Solar Water Heaters are becoming quite popular these days. Through a lot of government support, marketing and subsidies these products have come a long way in India. They have become quite affordable now and many people have started adopting solar water heaters for their water heating needs. Many big brands have now started making (& selling) solar water heaters in India. And some of them are also available online on e-commerce platforms. If you are someone who

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