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The curious case of Energy Generation vs. Energy Efficiency

The energy requirements of the world has been increasing day by day and there are numerous policies to add power generation plants to the existing capacity. There are also lot of policies to increase the renewable sources of power generation. While it is heartening to see lot of initiatives are being taken to promote renewable sources such as wind, solar, hydro, hydel and geothermal, there is another aspect, which needs much more attention than it deserves. It is the energy efficiency. Energy efficiency is the process of reducing the input power, without compromising on the output quality. For example, instead of using a 45 W (tube light + choke) fluorescent tube light, a 22 W LED tube light can be used to produce the same lighting output, thereby reducing the power consumption by 50%. There are several other methods to consume power in a more efficient way.

The planning of energy generation, if done along with proper energy efficient process will help in saving substantial amount of …
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Case study. 500 LPD solar water at a home for aged destitutes

Jeeva Jothi illam home for aged destitutes in Redhills, Chennnai is home to around 100 aged destitutes. It is run by Sisters of Gospel of Life. The inmates are taken care by nuns and workers.

A hot water bath gives the aged inmates a comfortable stay. The home had a 2 x 500 LPD solar water system. However, one of the 500 LPD systems got severely damaged, beyond repair in the Varadhah cyclone in December 2016.

That is when, we were called to get the hot water supply ready to the aged inmates.
We installed a 500 LPD Solar Water Heating system.

System Configuration

1. 500 LPD Solar Water Heating System
2. Evacuated Tube Collector (ETC model)
3. Lasts for more than 15 years

Energy Savings

The 500 LPD solar water heater saves around Rs. 10,000/- in the electricity bills.

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250 LPD Solar Water Heater

250 LPD Solar Water Heater installed by Ulaginoli at a residence in Tambaram, Chennai
Sailent Features

250 LPD Solar Water Heater ETC based model Hot water supply 24 x 7 x 365 Zero Electricity Cost

100 LPD Solar Water Heater installed at a residence, Chitalapakkam

100 LPD Solar Water Heater installed by Ulaginoli at a residence in Chitalapakkam, Chennai
Sailent Features

100 LPD Solar Water Heater ETC based model Hot water supply 24 x 7 x 365 Zero Electricity Cost

1.7 Hybrid Solar AC

1 Ton Hybrid Solar AC was installed by Ulaginoli at a residence at Padi, Chennai

Salient Features

1.7 Ton Solar Hybrid ACSaves up to 80% electricity costsLess noiseEco friendly

1 Ton Hybrid Solar AC installed at Mogappiar

1 Ton Hybrid Solar AC was installed by Ulaginoli at a residence at Mogappair, Chennai

Salient Features

1 Ton Solar Hybrid ACSaves up to 80% electricity costsLess noiseEco friendlyR410A Gas

0.5 KW Solar PV Power Pack and 250 LPD Solar Water Heater