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Our first Enphase system turns 4 Year Old.

By |December 19th, 2019|

A lot of questions still arise in the solar generation system, Whether the system will perform? Will my solar panels work even for a year or so? Will my inverters work? And so on….. [...]

How to design Solar water Pump

By |March 11th, 2019|

Design A Solar Water Pump Conversion of photons according to our energy needs is one of the great innovations in this 4.5 billion years of earth’s formation. With infinite availability of the photons from the [...]

Echoes of Earth – A musical festival going towards carbon neutral

By |November 28th, 2018|

Echoes of Earth is a one of its kind Ecological and sustainable musical festival to be held this year on Dec 1st and Dec 2nd at Embassy International Riding school nestled among 150 acres of green patch outside Bangalore. EcoSoch Solar is thrilled to be part of this year’s Echoes of Earth team, in lighting up the BigTree stage, one of the three stages at the event, using solar power.

Requirements from Apartments for Solar Rooftop

By |November 24th, 2017|

Apartment communities are one of the best-suited places for roof-top solar installations for two reasons: The availability of shadow-free area is quite high. The consumptions of apartment common area loads are also high. Because of [...]

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

By |October 19th, 2017|

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 [...]

BESCOM approved vendors for Solar Bidirectional Meter

By |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 [...]

BESCOM procedure to Obtain Solar Rooftop System, Bengaluru

By |May 29th, 2017|

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 [...]

Net metering Vs Gross Metering- Basics

By |October 4th, 2016|

Till recently the policy in Karnataka for some of the consumers had been Gross metering(GM) and some had Net Metering(NM). A recent circular from BESCOM has given option for some of the consumer segments- residential, hospitals [...]

Wayanad Diary II

By |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 [...]

Wayanad Diary

By |July 22nd, 2016|

Time for us to leave to Western Ghats,Waynad. Two of us started to Mananthavaady to check the problem with few installations done by group of volunteers earlier amidst the mountains for the adivasi people. Lighting [...]


By |July 8th, 2016|

 When we see the ratings on AC components like transformers, power is usually rated in KVA. This is called apparent power which is the combination of active and reactive powers. Active power is the [...]

Google Project Sunroof

By |July 4th, 2016|

With the world advancing towards automation and innumerable devices making our lives progressively comfortable, the threats posed to our mother nature are being not accounted for. One of the eco friendly tasks that an individual [...]

Orientation of panels

By |July 4th, 2016|

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|

 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 [...]

CPRI Certificate on Super Fan’s Air Delivery Capacity

By |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 [...]

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

By |March 5th, 2015|

The Government of India set up Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) (Website: 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|

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 [...]

Site Survey & Assessment for Solar PV Installations

By |November 23rd, 2014|

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|

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 [...]

Solar PV String Inverters Vs Central Inverters

By |November 12th, 2014|

For more details on String inverters and Central Inverters, please visit the earlier post here: 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|

 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|

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 They are 1. Micro inverter 2. String inverter 3. Central [...]

Effect of Temperature on Solar Panel power generation

By |November 6th, 2014|

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 [...]

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

By |November 4th, 2014|

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|

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 [...]

BLDC: The secret of the SuperFan

By |September 29th, 2014|

The difference between ordinary fans and superfans is the motor. Motors work on the principle that like magnetic poles repel. The fan blades are attached to a shaft that is connected to the motor. The [...]

It’s only a wire! Or is it?

By |September 18th, 2014|

Our voltage sources and our electrical loads are separated by some finite distance. And therein lies a tale! It is necessary to conduct the electric current from the source to the load and back. These [...]

Embodied Energy and LED Lights

By |July 27th, 2014|

The first step that the Energy Conscious people have to take, is to assess the effectiveness of energy saving devices and materials. What is embodied Energy? Wikipedia says: "Embodied Energy is the sum of all the energy [...]

Origin of the name : EcoSoch

By |July 19th, 2014|

Eco comes from the Greek word oikos meaning "house, dwelling place, habitation". The German zoologist Ernst Haeckel coined the word Okologie. Logia refers to "study of". In 1873, Haeckel used this word to refer to branch of science dealing with [...]

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

By |June 2nd, 2014|

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 [...]

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