Electricity Saving Tips For Homes And Offices

Why Bijli Bachao – Save Electricity India?

BijliBachao (1)Saving is a concept that was first introduced to us by our parents. We would get regular and limited pocket money and were told to manage with resources. We were encouraged to save so that we could buy a higher value product of choice when we wanted with our savings. Parents themselves saved to take care of the increasing demands of growing family and for the rainy day.

In the majority of the cases, this concept of saving was restricted to money. Rarely was this talked about for various other resources like water and electricity mostly because the consumption of these was less or the price tag for them was not high. But with increasing development, increasing lifestyle changes, growing population and depleting resources, the consumption has increased significantly and resources have decreased proportionally. In some cases (as in petrol), the prices have increased significantly and are still increasing. In case of electricity, some places have seen increase in tariffs, but most of the houses in the country are still protected by subsidies. But the status cannot be maintained for long as the power companies are under huge losses because of increasing coal prices (most of the electricity is still generated on coal). The alternative sources of electricity generation have still not reached a state where they can replace coal. As per World Coal Association, with current rate of production, coal will last for only 118 more years. Increasing population will bring that down further and thus price of coal is set to increase many folds. This has already started impacting power companies in India and price of power is set to rise steeply in near future. The best way to safeguard ourselves from challenges in future is to save electricity. By saving 1 unit of electricity we save 1.5 units as 0.5 units per unit are lost in transmission and distribution.

Another major reason for saving electricity is that burning of coal produces emissions that are linked to climate change. Weird climate patterns that we have seen lately are attributed to CO2 emissions which are generated mostly by burning coal to produce electricity. Most of the development that has happened in this world has come at the cost of climate change. It is much more prudent that we make sure that the future development is not as expensive and is sustainable.

Energy, lack of it or struggle for it has been reason for most wars in the world. Sufficient supply of energy is the biggest need for developing a country or economy. We are in such a phase in this world where energy crisis is looming large on us. For India to achieve sustainable growth, we need to make sure that we do not suffer from energy crisis. So it is very important that we start using energy or electricity efficiently so that we save it without loosing comforts in our lives. Even a small effort from all of us collectively will help our country develop in a sustainable manner.

Knowing this, we now understand that saving of resources is equally important and in fact same as saving money. As our parents did, we should also save and pass the habit of saving to our next generation for a better present and future. To learn more about how to save electricity …. keep reading Bijli Bachao!infographic4

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sachin kaushik

May I Contact u because i need solar panel with a big deal

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Kaushik,

We do not sell solar panels. We just provide information and education regarding the same. If you want to buy solar panel, then you pay put a comment on our solar panel price page. Many vendors follow comments on the same and can contact you with details. You can check this page: https://www.bijlibachao.com/solar/solar-panel-cell-cost-price-list-in-india.html

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sachin kaushik

my requirement 10000w mono solar panel for sale

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What is the thing we have to note while buying homes products

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Different things for different appliances. We have details of various appliances on our website.

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I have been think about electricity production. Kindly suggestion me if i have 1 bigha land then how power can i get by solar energy or wind-solar energy? Send me detail of cost and about subcidy. send info. In my mail.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Vyas,

Would suggest you to put your comment on pages related to solar on the website. Many vendors of solar PV follow comments on those pages and reply to them. They will be able to give you a good idea on details of cost and subsidy. Bijli Bachao platform itself does not sell solar panels. All we can tell you is that government is not providing subsidy on solar pv these days. And 1 kW panel that needs about 100 sq ft space can generate 4 units of electricity per day.

You can put your comment on this page and someone will reply: https://www.bijlibachao.com/solar/solar-panel-cell-cost-price-list-in-india.html

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Hi

are you guys help for getting the star rating certification etc.?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

No Sir. We are not connected to BEE. Bijli Bachao is a private initiative.

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Kindly provide list of 1.2 or 1.25 ton inverter split AC with pricing. Would like to know the feedback of Sharp & Daikan

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

HI Manish,

These are all the 1.1/1.25 ton inverter ACs:

HITACHI RAU014CVEA
HITACHI RAU014IVEA
HITACHI RAU014AVEA
SHARP AH-X15RET

Sharp's 1.25 ton inverter AC has EER of 3.09 which is a bit low. You can go for Sharp's 1.1 ton inverter AC. It may work out well for your room. Both Daikin and Sharp are good brands.

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Hi Abhishek

I stay in Ahmedabad, Guajrat.

My Bedroom Area is 11*14*9…( 2nd floor out of 16) including double bed space of 6*6*1

West facing wall is complete open (having balcony & a sliding window 7*7) (wall is covered by green curtain) & all other walls are covered.

My usage is around 7 hrs per day from April to September.

Kindly suggest me on tonnage & brand for inverter AC with tentative pricing.

I expect cooling of 25 degree only. Would 1.1 ton inverter AC of sharp would suffice ?

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Manish,
According to our calculation your room requires 1.4 tons of cooling. If your usage is only at night then Sharp 1.1 ton inverter would suffice for you. For daytime use it may fall bit short. Therefore if your usage is at daytime also you should go for 1.2 ton inverter AC. Let us know if you want the list of 1.2 ton inverter ACs.

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Kindly provide list of 1.2 ton ac

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hi Manish,
You can look at these 1.2 ton inverter ACs :

brand model eer_ratio price
HITACHI RAU014CVEA 4 54690
HITACHI RAU014IVEA 4 51690
HITACHI RAU014AVEA 4 49690

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But this is costly. Pls tell me some economical n durable models. What about sharp ac. Is it good to buy sharp ac.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Sharp is a good buy. You can certainly go for it.

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Telangana Needs to catch up other states in the Roof top solar market segment

Telangana State was carved out from Andhra Pradesh on June 2, 2014 and since then the Government has been betting high on the solar energy after reeling from power deficits in the past few months. The peak demand in the state during April to October 2014 was 7791MW while the demand met was 6648 MW leaving a deficit of 14.7% as per the latest report by Central Electricity Authority.

The state released tenders for grid connected solar projects of 500MW as part of the new ambitious plans and the successful bidders have also been declared, while in the roof top segment Government issued tenders for 6kw to 100Kw grid connected roof top projects under the net metering policy of Telangana State and earlier made it mandatory for new buildings in Hyderabad to have solar Rooftop, to be strictly enforced by GHMC (The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation)

A recent report published by solar market intelligence firm Bridge to India, our country has an installed solar rooftop capacity of 285MW by 31st Oct?14 with 112MW in the Residential segment, 76 MW in the Industrial segment and 97 MW in the commercial segment and Telangana state ranks second last in the residential segment with installation of only 0.9MW with the list topped by Tamil Nadu 18.2 MW. Considering the Industrial segment TS has installed capacity of 0.6MW compared to 11MW by Tamil Nadu and has 1.7MW in the commercial segment as compared to 20.9MW in Tamil Nadu. Clearly there is a lot to promote and implement.

Andhra Pradesh is in a better position than TS with 3.6, 2.2 & 6.9MW installed in the Residential, Industrial and commercial segment.

The point is that the residential customers are not very well aware of solar power, grid interconnectivity, net metering, subsidies, process, time frame for set up, savings, payback, loan facilities and apart from this there is also a space constraint since with larger Indian population, having small to medium houses, the roof space is generally used for water storage tank, drying of clothes under and a free space to walk around at leisure, hence this market needs real monetary incentives for investment by customers apart from basic knowledge on solar power and sustainable energy.

An earlier report by the same firm projected the potential of roof top solar in Residential segment in India close to 25GW by 2024 assuming an average roof of urban Indian home around 150sqm to 200sqm to accommodate 3kw system size with net metering costing Rs 100,000/kWp connected to 220V LT and with job creation of over 325,000 in a span of 10 years.

Expected solar roof top growth across India over the next few years is being projected at 133% a year till 2018 as per Bridge to India and Telangana has to do a lot to catch up with other states.

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Dear Abhishek Jain,

Thanks for the advi

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I want to change my top loading washing machine( 12years) to front loading washing machine. My family size is 4 and the nos of clothes for wash is also more. Since I do not have sufficient place to dry the clothes, I am looking for washer with dryer front loading washing machine and I have identified two models of LG F1496ADP24 and LG F4A8YD25. I want the clothes to be 100% dry so that it can be kept in shelf after wash. I request you to kindly evaluate these two models functions, price, drying capabilities. I seek u r opinion/ advice as to which one out of these two models I should invest in and also u can suggest any other washer and dryer which meets my requirements.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

There are very few brands that offer washer dryer combo (LG, Bosch, Siemens). And the number of models are few. Bosch and Siemens are expensive. These models of LG look good. So you can go for them.

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A international analysis is that the development of a country is better analyzed by utilization of electrical energy per person. Now, our india is greatly suffering by shortage of electrical power. In this regard the saving of power is more important than generation of power as saving of 1 unit is generation of 2 units. I made research in the power distribution field and found the mistakes of the society and power deptartments and people and govt. There is only small steps to be taken to avoid wasting of energy. And also with small amount ,small material we can save bulk power. I observed and bouther about the wastage of power in rural areas due to unawareness and lack of govt. departments interest. We can save the bulk power in distributions system with small cost than generation of power. It will aid the our power capacity. I want to reach the govt. to realize what is going actual in the field of power distribution and make necessary arrangements to save the power immediately with low cost.Because the installation of generating stations takes lot of time and money and resources. Iam requesting you to assist me to reach the govt.by this site which act of help we may greatly save our society there by india.Please , think and take more interest for which we may save very bulk power. It may realize our bijli bachao dream soon in the great achievements. Thanking you...

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

HI Shriram,

If we are able to influence the government, we will surely take your help. Right now even we are trying to reach out to the government to help and support us :).

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iam interested in bijli bachao programme. and iam interested to aware the people in this regard. can you help in this matter.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

Hello Mr Sriram,

The whole website contains information to save electricity. You can always use it to help people. Let me know if you need any other help for that.

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Saving of 1 unit electrical energy is generating of 2 units energy.Most of the people wasting power unnecessarily.It is better to motivate the people in this regard .

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

great thought :).

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hi,

i am planning to move from a 1.5 ton normal split ac to an inverter ac. can u pls suggest a good model of inverter ac as the current models, features, electricity savings details, from different brands are quite confusing. our budget is somewhere below 52,000.

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Abhishek Jain (Mod)

You can look at these:

Hitachi Ace or Kampa inverter 1.5 ton
Daikin FTKM50PRV16
Samsung AR18HV5DAWK
LG BS-Q186C8R6
Sharp AH-XP18PHT, AH-XP18PMT, AH-X18PET, AH-XP18MV
Samsung AR18HV5NFWK

These are the most energy efficient inverter ACs.

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Calculator is a very useful tool for engagement, you may think to develop it !!! i shall be happy to add value if required !!

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I am not. Able to make payment through Internet on line. My IVRS iis32425206266334 and bill of the month of April :2014.pl advic e full procedure ..? Tired many time but failed..

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