Summer and load shedding usually go hand-in-hand. Therefore, this is the ideal time to buy solar-powered appliances that can be charged when placed under the sunlight, and used while a power outage is taking place.
Solar-powered LED lights are handy; they can be used anywhere and function for up to 12 hours at a time after being fully charged. Charging time: Two to three hours; price range: Rs 2,500-6,000.
Two-in-one solar units consist of a 12 to 15 inch fan and a built-in AM/FM radio, and can keep you cool and entertained for up to four hours. Charging time: Three hours; price range: Rs 3,500-5,500. Continue reading