Energy Saving

Energy Efficient Fan – Atomberg

Most of us have been using traditional ceiling fans with speed regulators. These are capacitor operated single phase induction motors and at the power rating of about 60-80 watt, the motors can not be manufactured to be energy efficient due to the price tag considerations.

That is where the newer companies are bringing to market the trend of super efficient fans with Brushless DC Motor (BLDC) and added features like a remote control for speed selection. The motor inherently runs at  much lesser power consumption and especially if the usage hours for the fan are 6+ per day, the additional cost pays back in 1 to 2 years depending on billing slab /tariff of your electric connection.

A commonly found and good brand is atomberg, my personal experience with this company and having purchased more than 4+ fans so far, has been excellent.

The actual power consumption was measured and to be found in range of 22 watts for lower speed to 33 watts at full speed, whereas the traditional fan crosses the 100 watts at full speed.

So go for it, it is sure to bring down your electricity bill and also in a way you will contribute to reduced impact on environment. 

Especially for those who need to replace a damaged fan or if a new fan is anyways to be purchased, this one goes as the most obvious option. Even if an existing working fan is to be replaced with this new fan, the cost paid back in about 3 years.

Add to it the comfort of a remote speed control, very useful for senior citizen.

Besides having basic low cost models shown here in the first picture which is priced at around 3000 INR, they do also have fancier and stylish models to choose from.

And I am sure there must be also other brands to explore.

Community Work Solar Energy

Solar Project for Vanvasi Kalyan Ashramshala…. Part 1

It all started way back in 2017 when in a small discussion with Rahul we thought of contributing for a cause through our own efforts and in a manner which will bring in recurring financial benefits to an establishment such as a school.

Such a known school was at Uttekhol, Mangaon District Raigad of Maharashtra. This is run by Vanavasi Kalyan Ashram, where about 400 students stay in and learn through classical schooling classes + skills training laboratories. Most of the students are from Katkari and Adivasi, Thakur families in Kokan region.

The school requires funds for many types of expenses and one of them is electricity bill of around 100000 INR per year from over 7 different electric consumer connections / meters provided by MSEDCL. This led us to propose a solar grid tie netmetering installation for the school.

And that is is how it all started….


Suranga – A fantastic source of water

This is about manmade cisterns / small tunnels in laterite hillocks. The seepage of rainwater makes them a great source of water round the year.

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Water, Energy and Environment – the trio we depend on a lot besides the basics. This website is an attempt to collate various efforts and related information.