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Emerging Motor Technologies

An overview of copper's role in helping three emerging motor technologies become more efficient. Industry experts, motor manufacturers and end users all contribute to provide the reader with factual information that should be of interest to those working with and purchasing motors.
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Copper Use in Renewable Energy Expected to Increase Dramatically as U.S. Legislates Upgraded Energy Policies

In 2012 renewable energy accounted for over half the new capacity installed, according to President Obama’s climate change action plan. Due to copper’s inherent properties and its preferred use in renewable energy systems, this shift in the national agenda also presents a significant opportunity for growth for the copper industry. (May 2013 Issue of "Mining & Power" magazine)
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Electric Motors

Electric motors are found everywhere in commercial facilities and industrial plants, where they power fans, pumps, compressors and exhausts as well as manufacturing and assembly equipment.
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Copper Rotor Motor Featured in Energy Efficient Emerging Technologies Website

Washington State University's Extension Energy Program features the benefits of the copper rotor motor.
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Motor Failure Policies and Purchasing Specifications

This three-part series focuses on reducing energy cost and downtime by instituting a motor management plan. Part II, addresses the general aspects of motor management plan, including the first steps of creating a motor inventory and guidelines for motor repair and replacement.
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Current and Projected Wind and Solar Renewable Electric Generating Capacity in the Domestic Market

The Copper Development Association conducted a study and examined renewable energy (RE) production, including land-based and offshore wind; residential, commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic installations; concentrating thermal-solar electric plants; and geothermal plants.
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The Business Case For Energy Efficiency

It is well-known that energy efficient design contributes to a number of short and long-term societal benefits, including saving fossil fuels and reducing air emissions that cause poor air quality, acid rain and climate change.
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Repair Specifications, and Preventive and Predictive Maintenance

This three-part series focuses on reducing energy cost and downtime by instituting a motor management plan. Part III, the last in the three part series, addresses repair specifications and preventive and predictive maintenance.
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Creating a Motor Inventory, Repair/Replace Guidelines

This three-part series focuses on reducing energy cost and downtime by instituting a motor management plan. Part I, addresses the motor management plan, and the beginning steps: creating a motor inventory, and motor repair/replace guidelines.
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100 Miles of Copper Cable Connects, Protects 4.6-MW Photovoltaic Solar Farm

Arizona produces two-thirds of the copper we use, and more than half of that finds its way into electrical products.
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Copper-Rotor Motors + Variable Frequency Drives Maximize Savings at Water Treatment Plant

This summary describes the results of a copper-rotor motor evaluation program undertaken by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at the Albany County Sewage District’s (ASCD) North Plant in Menands, New York.
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Copper-Rotor Motors + Variable Frequency Drives Maximize Savings at a Brass Mill

This summary describes the results of a copper-rotor motor evaluation program undertaken by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) at the Rome, New York, brass mill of Revere Copper Products, Inc.
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Bowling Pin Manufacturer Fights Rising Energy Costs With Premium-Efficiency Motors

QubicaAMF strikes just the right score with NEMA Premium© motors. Located in a high energy cost region, this famous bowling pin manufacturer found high efficiency motors were part of their energy solution.
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Driving America to Energy Independence

Austin Energy had an unusual idea: convert and store nighttime wind energy to daytime gasoline. This article explores the concept behind Plug-in Partners, and how Austin Energy is approaching the idea of utilizing Texas' abundant wind energy.
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