After introducing first-of-its-kind super-efficient Air Conditioners (ACs) for Delhi consumers, the government-backed Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL) has expanded this programme to six more cities i.e. Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai and Jaipur.
Now, consumers of these cities will also be able to buy EESL’s energy efficient ACs, which are 20 percent more efficient as compared to BEE 5-star rated ACs and 50 percent higher efficient than BEE 3-star ACs, that are currently available in the market.
“We have been receiving lots of queries from many cities on the availability of our super-efficient ACs, hence we sensed a huge demand. With this extension, consumers will now have access to a more sustainable and affordable cooling option. These super-efficient ACs will not only be the game changers for combating the rising threat of global warming, but also add significant value to the lives of the consumers, by ushering in considerable savings in their electricity bills,” said Saurabh Kumar, EESL’s managing director.
These ACs are manufactured by Voltas and will exclusively be sold through EESL’s e-commerce portal i.e. EESLmart.in.
Moreover, these 1.5 TR Inverter Split super-efficient ACs are available at a price of Rs 41,300 (including GST and delivery charges) with one-year free warranty.
The best part of the product is that it uses a R-32 refrigerant with low global warming potential that delivers superior cooling, along with lower adverse environmental impact.
These ACs will undergo no de-rating even at 43oC, which leads to continuous effective cooling even at high temperatures up to 52 oC.
Since its launch last month, the company has already received 7,500 registrations. Under the programme, it will be selling 50,000 ACs on a first come, first served basis.
Through deploying 50,000 ACs, it is expected to save 145.5 million kWh (i.e. about Rs 120 crore per annum) of electricity per year, mitigating around 1,20,000 t CO2 annually.
Meanwhile, the approximate investment for this project would be around Rs 190 crore and will be partially supported by a grant from the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Additionally, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is providing necessary grant support and loan, with United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) providing technical assistance.―Saur Energy