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August 2017

Solar Rooftop Home Maintenance : Why & What?

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 August 24th, 2017|

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 more than 25 years. In India, the first solar industry started only a decade ago as such we haven’t seen [...]

BESCOM approved vendors for Solar Bidirectional Meter

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 August 5th, 2017|

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 Bengaluru and other places under BESCOM will have to buy meters from one of the following two vendors which are [...]

July 2017

Calculate your Carbon Foot Print due to Electricity Consumption

By | 2017-08-25T17:59:54+05:30 July 20th, 2017|

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 present in the earth's atmosphere which can capture infrared radiations resulting in the capture of heat and holding it eventually causing [...]

June 2017

May 2017

Understanding Electricity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 May 25th, 2017|

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 and heat energy. So how do we explain this phenomenon called electricity which is something we use every day but [...]

Impact on Solar with GST

By | 2017-08-25T18:06:51+05:30 May 24th, 2017|

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 Goods and Service Tax which will be one indirect tax for the whole country. GST is a single tax, right [...]

April 2017

Impact of BESCOM tariff hike 2017-18

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 April 13th, 2017|

Much awaited circular for the year from KERC(Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission) is out: KERC has announced the revised electricity tariff for the ESCOM consumers in Karnataka. Not many surprises, as there is an increase in the tariff compared to the previous year. Even though the BESCOM had asked for hikes up to Rs. 1.5  per [...]

New KERC_BESCOM revised Electricity tariff for 2017-18

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 April 11th, 2017|

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 Min. per Installation per Month. Rs 30/- Monthly Min. per Installation per Month. Rs 30/- CDT(Commission Determined Tariff) EC per [...]

October 2016

Solar Rooftop Power Policy Changes in Karnataka

By | 2017-08-25T18:19:11+05:30 October 3rd, 2016|

Giving the residents of Karnataka a chance to self consume the Solar power they installed. KERC came up with few changes in their existing Solar Power policy for rooftop. The Hon’ble KERC vide order dtd: S/03/1 dtd: 19.09.2016 has issued Modification to the order 02.05.2016 in respect of determination of tariff and other norms for [...]

July 2016

Wayanad Diary II

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+05:30 July 28th, 2016|

With Ranga and myself already on site, waiting for team to come for next interesting project. In-fact it will one of the most challenging projects in our list. We are prepared to stay in an half built house, between the dense forest surrounded by the gigantic Banasura hill and other small hills covered by greens everywhere. [...]