Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Intro

This is just a test blog. My interests vary from Electrical Engineering and Physics and Philosophy to Politics and Music and movies, with a whole lot of subjects in between. Right now I am reading some stuff about how one can maintain an ecologically sound home. I am thinking of experimenting with solar cells but have not got much information to start working on them.

2 comments:

Aram said...

"Right now I am reading some stuff about how one can maintain an ecologically sound home. I am thinking of experimenting with solar cells but have not got much information to start working on them."
-- It is 3+ years since you wrote this and hopefully your experiments must be continuing. If yes, read on....
......At Yelahanka, 15 Km north of Bangalore's hypertensive traffic jams, 51 homes stand in 13 acres of quiet greenery in one of Biodiversity Conservation's (BCIL) "Zero Emission Development" project. BCIL homes have sun-baked soil -stabilised bricks, refrigerators with a glycol-based centralised system, custom-made air-conditioners consuming 46 per cent less power, solar heaters and biodiesel gensets. BCIL expects to earn a revenue of Rs. 60 crores in 2007-2008/


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parijata said...

@Aram,
Thanks for the information. The experiments have taken a different turn, now that we are getting a house built. We have used ordinary bricks :( But the refrigerators and solar heaters sound really interesting.

I was thinking of solar electricity for our new home- something like a solar inverter. I have still not found anything like that, feasible for homes.