/Energy

May 2017

Understanding Electricity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:53+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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 [...]

October 2016

Solar Rooftop Power Policy Changes in Karnataka

By | 2017-08-25T18:19:11+00:00 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

CPRI Certificate on Super Fan’s Air Delivery Capacity

By | 2018-01-17T18:20:55+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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+00:00 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