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New BESCOM tariff order for in respect of Multiple/Combined Solar Rooftop Photovoltaic (SRTPV) Installations in a single premises

By | October 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A new policy has been drafted for buildings with multiple BESCOM meters and wants to go for multiple solar PV installations. This allows for installation of multiple solar PV systems in common roof-top area. BESCOM [...]

20 Benefits In Going Solar On Our Homes Now

By | October 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

1. Reduce your electricity bill The immediate benefit of it is to drastically reduce your electricity bill to zero or near zero. Solar is a one-time investment with a guaranteed life of 25 [...]

How to read a Bidirectional meter?

By | October 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

My colleague always compares Solar PV Rooftop system with the human body, when he is discussing solar energy generation to a person who doesn’t have any technical background. So, it is easy to create [...]

Letter from Mr Mohan about our workshop

By | September 19th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Solar rooftop and compost at home workshop Generating electricity for household needs is a welcome concept and an answer for today’s electricity shortages from the state grids. We are coming across stories of [...]

Solar Rooftop Home Maintenance : Why & What?

By | August 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Life of a Solar Power Plant: A life of any system is as good as the life of an individual component. You would normally hear from any system integrator system would last for [...]

BESCOM approved vendors for Solar Bidirectional Meter

By | August 5th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Bengaluru(Bangalore) Electricity Supply COMpany (BESCOM) had approved two vendors for the supply of Bi-Directional meters in BESCOM jurisdiction for solar rooftop's. Whoever is opting for Solar Rooftop with net metering scheme on their rooftops in [...]

Calculate your Carbon Foot Print due to Electricity Consumption

By | July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We talk a lot about Carbon foot print & Green House Gases (GHG). What are these? Why is it so important to talk about these? Starting with Green House Gas, GHG can be any gaseous compound [...]

BESCOM procedure to Obtain Solar Rooftop System, Bengaluru

By | May 29th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Procedure to obtain BESCOM permissions to install Solar Rooftop Power Plant using Grid connection Initial documents needed to begin the procedure: One photo of the person in whose name the electricity connection is in (Name [...]

Understanding Electricity

By | May 25th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is Electricity?! Electricity is all around us, we use it in different forms throughout our day to day activities. The LED light above my head right now is converting electrical energy to light energy [...]

Impact on Solar with GST

By | May 24th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With the new GST, Solar rooftop will be impacted with an increase of overall cost by at least 5% from the existing cost. What is GST? How does it impact Solar Rooftop sector? GST means [...]

New KERC_BESCOM revised Electricity tariff for 2017-18

By | April 11th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Category Description Particulars Existing Tariff as per Tariff Order-2016 Particulars Approved as per Tariff Order 2017 Remarks BJ/KJ Fully subsidized by GOK Free Fully subsidized by GOK Free Fully Subsidized by GoK Monthly [...]

Orientation of panels

By | July 4th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A hundred and fifty kilometers away from earth, being a nearly perfect sphere of hot plasma, sun emits around 3.86×1026 watts of energy. But only 1.74×1017 watts of energy is received by earth with the [...]

Types of Solar Panels

By | June 27th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Many a times when a customer tries to go for a solar installation, he asks about panels and their types and their respective lifespans. Generally, panels are manufactured using polycrystalline cells. But every time [...]

A Day to Remember : In Making of 391kW

By | June 8th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Not the usual day it was. Very lovely weather. Mesmerizing for people working in Sun. We started to our site having hot tasty breakfast of our choice. We started with an enthusiasm that we will [...]

New Solar rooftop policy for Karnataka (KERC – BESCOM) – 2016 – 2018

By | May 7th, 2016|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

KARNATAKA ELECTRICITY REGULATORY COMMISSION No.9/2, 6th & 7th Floor, Mahalaxmi Chambers, M.G. Road, Bangalore-560 001 Present: Shri. M.K. Shankaralinge Gowda Chairman Shri. H.D. Arun Kumar Member Shri. D.B. Manival Raju Member In the matter of: [...]

Redeveloping Florida’s Remote Southern Coast

By | December 7th, 2015|Tags: , , |

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CPRI Certificate on Super Fan’s Air Delivery Capacity

By | March 8th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Central Power Research Institute is an autonomous society under the Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. In their Fan Testing Laboratory, ELECTRIC CEILING FANs are tested as per IS: 374 -1979 specification. This is published by [...]

SuperFans are 5 Star Certified by BEE (Bureau of Energy Efficiency).

By | March 5th, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) (Website: http://www.bee-india.nic.in) on 1st March 2002 under the provisions of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001. The mission of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency is [...]

A bit of background for the prosumers (producers-consumers) of Solar Power

By | February 21st, 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The erstwhile Mysore State established the first major hydro-electric generating station at Shivasamudram as early as 1902 for commercial operation. The longest transmission line, at the highest voltage in the world, was constructed to meet [...]

Solar Water Pump for Drinking and Sanitation

By | December 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

  Water is the Driving force of all nature.                                                     [...]

Burn Coal so that Solar can take over later!

By | December 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thinking like an environmentalist and as a solar evangelist, I would prefer India to reduce its dependency on coal drastically and switch over to SUN immediately to combat Climate Change. Here is the Dilemma!  As [...]

Solar is cheaper than Coal based energy

By | November 29th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Solar and Wind energy sources  had two main issues. They were expensive and were not immediately dispatchable. But at utility scale they are not expensive any more. Internationally, in Texas, U.S,  Austin Energy, a solar [...]

Oh Sunlit Morning — A Poem by Rabindranth Tagore

By | November 26th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

(Oh the beautiful Sunlit Morning) Wash me with the springing Light-Rays of yours, and remove the dust which has covered my true self, O the beautiful Sunlit Morning, Wash me with the beautiful Light-Rays of [...]

Sun2Car – Mahindra Reva E20

By | November 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We at EcoSoch are always proud to own a REVA for our company. We are not only using it for our personal transport but also use it to deliver our Energy efficient Fans, LED Lights, [...]

Site Survey & Assessment for Solar PV Installations

By | November 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s customary for a PV system integrator to do a Site survey and collect information about local conditions and issues  before any proposal is made. The information collected is then combined with the load patterns [...]

Assessing Energy Needs for Solar Photo-voltaic System

By | November 17th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Once you decide to go for solar installation on your rooftop, you would need to decide the type of solar rooftop PV system that you want to install. It could be off-grid roof-top or an [...]

Comparing LED’s with other Lights

By | November 15th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It was in year 1800, that first electric light was invented by Humphry Davy. It took next century to make a first commercially available incandescent bulb, a bulb that changed us for ever to nocturnal. [...]

Solar PV String Inverters Vs Central Inverters

By | November 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

For more details on String inverters and Central Inverters, please visit the earlier post here: http://ecosoch.com/types-of-on-grid-inverters-micro-string-central/ Many-a-times it’s inherently assumed that the bigger the better and cheaper. So ideally speaking the Central Inverter architecture (small number [...]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Micro Inverters

By | November 11th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

  Solar Micro Inverters existed since the advent of the solar PV systems, but then due to high costs associated with manufacturing, it wasn’t popular until recently when a company enphase made the first commercially [...]

Types of Solar On Grid inverters – Micro, String & Central

By | November 8th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

There are three type of On grid or grid-tie inverters (for details on what is a grid-tie inverter, you can refer to an earlier post  http://goo.gl/0jtWMl). They are 1. Micro inverter 2. String inverter 3. Central [...]

Effect of Temperature on Solar Panel power generation

By | November 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It’s a common misconception that the solar panels generate more energy with higher temperatures and less energy with lower temperatures. So the assumption is that we have more power generated in places like Chennai than [...]

Grid-tie inverters – How do they operate?

By | November 5th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Inverters take DC power and invert it to AC power so it can be fed into the electric utility company grid. The grid tie inverter must synchronize its frequency with that of the grid (e.g. [...]

Good news Bangaloreans! Net Metering for solar rooftop is here!

By | November 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , |

Long awaited solar reforms in BESCOM have come! The Government of Karnataka has announced the Solar policy 2014-21, grid  connected solar rooftop system under net-metering basis forms an integral part of the policy. The applications are [...]

What is a on-grid solar system?

By | November 3rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Electricity generated by a Solar Photo Voltaic (PV) system can be directly consumed by the load itself or can be  stored in a battery bank or can be sent out to the grid. A solar [...]

Connecting Solar Cells in Series

By | October 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

The image shows India's first (19.04.1975) experimental indigenous satellite, covered in solar panels. A set of solar panels like this is called an array. Each solar panel has several solar modules and each solar module [...]

Why are our solar panels at an angle to the floor?

By | September 4th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Take a walk up to any terrace and look at the solar panels. They look like slides, don't they? Why ever is that? You would guess, correctly, that we want our solar panels to receive [...]

Rechargeable Batteries: C-Rating

By | August 12th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

If you follow this link: http://www.amco.co.in/products.php?id=9 , you can see how a battery's weight increases with it's Ah rating. You need bigger batteries to store more electric charge. The capacity of a battery is related to the [...]

Rechargeable Batteries: Overcharging, Deep Discharging

By | August 7th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

If you go to their online store, you can see the Ah or Storage Capacity of a range of Exide Lead Acid Inverter batteries. With a terminal voltage of 12V,  you get Ah ratings of 180.00, [...]

Nice to know: Rechargeable batteries

By | August 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Any standalone off-grid solar system needs a Rechargeable Battery. Nearly everyone I can think of, is used to the idea of emergency lights and cell phones. In fact, battery life and charging time are two [...]

Good to know: LED Lamps

By | July 30th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Trends: Industry predictions are that human society will move away from incandescent light bulbs to LED lamps in about a decade or two. People like smaller electricity bills. Environmentalists want less energy wastage as heat. Haitz's Law [...]

Sustainability is in the Air!

By | July 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , |

Today we had a great opportunity to speak with a group of Senior Citizens from Dignity Foundation, Vidyaranyapura, Bangalore, and demonstrate to them Composting at Home, Energy Conservation & Solar Power. Many of them were [...]

The crisis of unsustainability

By | July 21st, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Energy from the sun is our Solar Capital. Energy we take from the earth (Oil, coal, wind, water etc...) we call the Earth Capital. If we wish to sustain the earth capital, we could try [...]

Solar Residential Rooftop Potential in India

By | July 14th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

It's estimated that in India we have 330 million houses, out of which number of houses with proper roofs of size 100 to 300 sqft to accomadate 1-3KW solar systems will be around 150 million. [...]

Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 Mw each

By | June 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Renewable Energy Ministry aims at four solar power plants of 1,000 Mw each http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/policy/renewable-energy-ministry-aims-at-four-solar-power-plants-of-1000-mw-each/articleshow/36119661.cm

Online Electricity Bill Calculator – For all states in India | Bijli Bachao

By | June 2nd, 2014|Tags: , , , , , |

Understand your electrcity bill and see where you can save on it. Using energy efficient devices and habits, you can slash your electricity bill by half or more. You are charged by units or kilowatt [...]

Grow plants in used coffee powder

By | June 1st, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Bangloreans love drinking filter coffee. Save the used coffee powder and use it to germinate seeds. Or add it to your soil as a fertiliser. Or add it to your compost. Read up here: http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/lab/msg022139567362.html

More Affordable Solar Power – Renewable Energy – MOTHER EARTH NEWS

By | May 25th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

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