The recent Paris conference at which 190 countries adopted the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and 186 countries individually committed to reduce their emissions, has changed the world’s attitude towards efficiency. People used to be reluctant to pay for efficiency—they talked the talk but often did not walk the walk—but we expect that is changing.
The fastest way to reduce emissions is to increase the efficiency of the motors that drive the industrial world; the current stock of motors in the 10 to 100 HP size range (about 90 million units) have an average efficiency of 84% and so there is a lot of benefit to these 186 countries for mandating the use of high efficiency (95%) motors. Based on the International Energy Agency’s study several years ago, we projected worldwide sales of 9 million motors/year in our output range—that estimate has surely risen since the adoption of the SDGs and the commitment of 190 governments to reduce emissions. The biggest improvement in efficiency is available in the smaller 10 to 25 HP motors.
Our motor fits this bill as it is over 95% efficient in the 10 to 25 HP range. Beyond efficiency, it is much more power dense (power/weight) than conventional induction motors, bringing additional advantages. This combination indicates that our motor is potentially “disruptive"—it could change everything... it is has such advantages over conventional motors.