Project Info

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Project Title 
Increased Energy Efficiency of Refrig. & Air Conditioners Through Use of Advanced Power Electronics
Project Number 
1
Organization 
CEC
End-use 
Whole Building
Sector 
Other
Project Year(s) 
2003 - N/A

Develop and test a power electronics/motor technology that permits operating lower-cost, more efficient, three-phase electric motors from single-phase power sources. The original project was to demonstrate the technology on refrigerators and heat pumps, but analysis showed air conditioning to have greater efficiency improvement opportunities, so an air conditioner and a heat pump were tested instead.