Competition to find most efficient electric motor

4 June 2013
By Edd Gent
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The SEAD Initiative wants manufacturers to enter a new competition to find the world's most efficient electric motors

The SEAD Initiative wants manufacturers to enter a new competition to find the world's most efficient electric motors

A global competition to find the world’s most energy-efficient electric motors has been launched.

The contest is organised by the Super-efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) Initiative, a project run by the global forum the Clean Energy Ministerial, which brings together government ministers with responsibility for clean energy technologies around the world.

SEAD Global Efficiency Medals will be awarded to the most energy-efficient motors on the market as well as new technologies that have the potential to greatly reduce energy use in the future.

According to the International Energy Agency, electric motors account for over 40 per cent of world electricity consumption and are responsible for more than 6,000 megatonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually – equivalent to the yearly emissions of more than 1bn cars.

"Electric motors are in everything from small appliances to large industrial equipment," says Kavita Ravi, a SEAD Initiative representative.  "The competition will allow manufacturers to distinguish themselves as producers of the most energy efficient products and help consumers save energy and cut back on electric bills."

By recognizing and promoting the world's most energy-efficient electric motors, SEAD hopes to help buyers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills and spur greater innovation among manufacturers.

Medals will be awarded to motors that demonstrate the greatest energy efficiency in each of four regions – Australia, Europe, India, and North America.

An overall international winner will also be named for the most efficient induction motor and for the most energy efficient motor using new technology.

Manufacturers are invited to nominate their products until November 29. Prospective winners will be required to provide samples of each entry for verification of their energy efficiency claims.

The winners will be announced on September 1, 2014 and prizes will be awarded at an international awards ceremony in early 2015.

The electric motors competition is the third in this global awards program; the first recognized the world's most energy efficient flat-screen televisions and the second the most efficient computer monitors.

More information about the competition is available here.

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