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Title: Motor Energy Conservation Measures

Abstract

This software requires inputs of simple motor inventory information and calculates the energy and cost benefits of various retrofit opportunities. This tool includes energy conservation measures for: High Efficiency Motor retrofit and Cogged V-belts retrofit. This tool calculates energy savings, demand reduction, cost savings, and building life cycle costs including: simple payback, discounted payback, net-present value, and savings to investment ratio. In addition this tool also displays the environmental benefits of a project.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE - Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE)
OSTI Identifier:
1231427
Report Number(s):
MECM; 002627IBMPC00
SWR/10-08
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
002627
Software Package Contents:
ALL DISTRIBUTION WILL BE HANDLED BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Software CPU:
IBMPC
Open Source:
No
Source Code Available:
Yes
Related Software:
Microsoft Office, Excel
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Ian Metzger, Jesse Dean. Motor Energy Conservation Measures. Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE; USDOE - Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE). 31 Dec. 2010. Web.
Ian Metzger, Jesse Dean. (2010, December 31). Motor Energy Conservation Measures (Version 00) [Computer software].
Ian Metzger, Jesse Dean. Motor Energy Conservation Measures. Computer software. Version 00. December 31, 2010.
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