The Clean Energy Ministerial’s Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment (SEAD) initiative is sponsoring a competition to recognize the most energy-efficient electric motors around the world.
Electric motors, which are in everything from small appliances to large industrial equipment, account for over 40 percent of world electricity consumption, according to the International Energy Agency.
The SEAD competition will allow motor manufacturers to distinguish themselves as producers of the most energy efficient products. Manufacturers can nominate their products through November, and the winners will be announced in September 2014.
SEAD Global Efficiency 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.
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.