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October 2017

20 Benefits In Going Solar On Our Homes Now

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 October 18th, 2017|

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 years. With the 25 years of Power purchase agreement between you and the state government, while the electricity that you [...]

May 2016

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

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:54+05:30 May 7th, 2016|

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: Determination of tariff and other norms for Solar Rooftop and Small Photovoltaic Power Plants. ORDER S/03/1 Date: 2nd May, 2016 [...]

March 2015

CPRI Certificate on Super Fan’s Air Delivery Capacity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 March 8th, 2015|

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 the BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS which is The National Standards Body of India. Air Delivery Test at CPRI Here is [...]

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

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 March 5th, 2015|

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 to assist in developing policies and strategies with a thrust on self-regulation and market principles, within the overall framework of [...]

SuperFans save more money than other energy efficient fans.

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 March 1st, 2015|

A superficial cost comparison may mislead a fan buyer into thinking that ordinary fans are cheaper than SuperFans. A quick product price comparison shows that ordinary induction motor ceiling fans range in price from Rs 1250 to Rs 1700, and the energy saving Havells ES 50 costs about Rs. 1700, inclusive of regulators. To justify [...]

February 2015

Beat the Heat this Summer with Energy Efficient Super Fans

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 February 24th, 2015|

Fans cool us by creating a wind chill effect. The sweat on our skin evaporates more easily, we lose more body heat through convection and we feel cooler. Bigger, faster fans deliver more air and cool us better. Bigger, faster fans use more electricity and actually end up heating an insulated room. We need bigger, faster fans [...]

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

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 February 21st, 2015|

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 the power needs of mining operations at Kolar Gold Fields. (Source) Since then, many hydro-electric projects were undertaken to increase [...]

December 2014

Burn Coal so that Solar can take over later!

By | 2017-11-17T16:32:00+05:30 December 2nd, 2014|

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 a socio-economic activist, we I prefer to accelerate it’s Development, by any energy means, of all of its 300 Million [...]

November 2014

Solar is cheaper than Coal based energy

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30 November 29th, 2014|

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 developer, has agreed to supply the power from their solar farm at 5 cents a kilo-watt hour. That's Rs 3.11 [...]