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May 2018

New BESCOM tariffs 2018-19 & its impact

By | 2018-05-15T15:20:11+05:30 May 15th, 2018|

With the delay on an on due to Karnataka State Assembly elections for the new electricity tariff of BESCOM is now out finally.! Here are new BESCOM (Bengaluru Electricity Supply COMpany) charges for different categories,  Approved tariff for Domestic Consumers Category (LT2 (a)):  Applicable to areas under Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Municipal corporations & [...]

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 [...]

March 2015

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

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 [...]

November 2014

Sun2Car – Mahindra Reva E20

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:56+05:30 November 25th, 2014|

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, Composting Pots to many of our customers. It had not only attracted many ogles like no other vehicle we ever [...]

Site Survey & Assessment for Solar PV Installations

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:56+05:30 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 and the customer preferences to make a final proposal. There are lot of aspects in doing a site survey for [...]

Assessing Energy Needs for Solar Photo-voltaic System

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:56+05:30 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 on-grid solar rooftop PV solar system. For more details on off-grid and on-grid, please refer https://ecosoch.com/power/ For a standalone off-grid solar [...]

Comparing LED’s with other Lights

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:56+05:30 November 15th, 2014|

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.  Incandescent’s were soon followed up by Florsecent Lamps, Halogens, HP mercury vapour, Metal halide, High pressure sodium, Low pressure Sodium. [...]

Solar PV String Inverters Vs Central Inverters

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:56+05:30 November 12th, 2014|

For more details on String inverters and Central Inverters, please visit the earlier post here: https://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 of very large inverters ) are cheaper and have better performance that that of String Inverter Architecture (large number of [...]