New energy-efficient motor could save grocers thousands
Star Tribune, October 10, 2015. Image credit: QM Power
It’s called the Q-Sync Smart Synchronous Motor, and Flynn says it is “one of the coolest things” he’s ever invented.
And now the Q-Sync, designated an “emerging energy-saving technology” by the Department of Energy, is ready for market. Specifically, the supermarket market, because it’s just right for running the evaporation fans that keep food cool.
Getting grocers — and their fan makers, equipment buyers and electrical contractors — to make the switch is CEO P.J. Piper thinks he can quickly capture 30 to 40 percent of the food-cooling market. Q-Sync, he said, will not cost grocers more, even with the higher efficiency.