The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) is the public regulator establishing Minimum Energy Performance Standards and conducting market surveillance in Switzerland. In order to better understand and steer the market transformation, SFOE has started an annual monitoring of the motor market in 2017. A first report was published in 2018 giving an overview of the efficiency, number and size of motors sold in Switzerland in 2016. In 2019, the second report was published, giving an overview on motors, pumps, and fans not only on the market in Switzerland but also the European Union (EU).
The results show:
From the total 180,000 electric motors sold in Switzerland in 2017, approximately 70,000 were subject to the Swiss Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS). From the motors in scope of the MEPS, 64% were of the IE4 and IE3 energy efficiency classes (IE code, based on IEC 60034-30-1, 2007), 35% of the IE2 class and less than 1% of the IE1 class. The price of an IE3 electric motor compared to IE2 was 14% higher. An IE4 motor costs 17% more than an IE3 motor.
From the total 400,000 circulator pumps (integrated and nonintegrated) sold in Switzerland in 2017, 98% had an energy efficiency index (EEI) below or equal to 0.23, thus compliant with the respective MEPS. In the European Union, 91% of the total 17.9 million circulators sold had an EEI below or equal to 0.23.
From the total 50,000 water pumps sold in Switzerland in 2017, 91% were below 10 kW. 40% of all water pumps sold in Switzerland were multistage submersible pumps. The respective figures for the European Union are: from the total 2.7 million water pumps, 85% were below 10 kW. The share of multistage submersible pumps in the EU was 45%.
From the total 115,000 fans sold in Switzerland in 2017, 22% were forward-curved and radial bladed fans and only 19% (the more efficient) backward-curved fans. From the total 11.6 million fans sold in the EU, 24% were forward-curved and radial-bladed fans and 18% backward-curved fans.
This market analysis was done in the framework of the Swiss Topmotors program (www.topmotors.ch/en
) by the independent consulting company Impact Energy, as mandated by the SFOE, in collaboration with the global market research company IHS Markit (today Omdia). The analysis is based on direct surveys of relevant manufacturers. This chapter focuses on the main findings of the 2018 survey and analysis.