February 2015

A bit of background for the prosumers (producers-consumers) of Solar Power

By |2018-01-17T18:20:55+05:30February 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 [...]

September 2014

It’s only a wire! Or is it?

By |2017-09-22T14:33:37+05:30September 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 conductors are what we typically call wires. They are made of metal. Like copper or aluminium.  Actually they could be [...]

August 2014

How do oceans absorb carbon dioxide? Scientists find clues.

By |2017-11-20T17:49:28+05:30August 26th, 2014|

Oceans absorb one third to more than half the carbon dioxide that humans put into the atmosphere.  Oceans hold 50 times more carbon dioxide than the atmosphere. At the surface of the ocean carbon dioxide and heat are exchanged with the atmosphere. Then the phytoplankton consume this carbon dioxide.  Their waste drops to the bottom [...]

June 2014

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

By |2017-09-22T15:38:56+05:30June 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 hours. A 100W bulb that is switched on for 10 hours uses 1kWh or 1 unit. In the top slab [...]

May 2014