The SEAD Global Efficiency Medal competition recognized super-efficient electric motors from Nanyang Explosion Protection Group Company Limited and Siemens Limited (India).
Regional award winning products were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Motor Summit in Zurich, Switzerland in October 2014. International winners will be recognized at the Clean Energy Ministerial in May 2015.
The SEAD Initiative works with manufacturers, retailers, and policymakers to showcase feature-rich, energy-efficient products that provide top-quality services while reducing energy costs. The Global Efficiency Medal competitions demonstrate the levels of efficiency that are possible today, and shine a spotlight on innovative new technologies that can further push the boundaries of efficiency and slash energy consumption.
According to the International Energy Agency, motor-driven systems account for 40 percent of electricity consumption globally. Motor-driven systems are by far the largest consumers of end-use electricity, responsible for more than 6,000 megatonnes of CO2 emissions annually - equivalent to the yearly emissions of more than 1 billion cars.
By recognizing and promoting super-efficient electric motors, the SEAD competition helps buyers make informed purchasing decisions that can lower energy bills and spur greater innovation among manufacturers.
This international competition identified motors that demonstrated the greatest energy efficiency in each of three regions – Australia, India, and North America. An overall international winner was also named for the most efficient induction motor in two size categories.