Is there a grace period after June 2011 to adapt to the new EU MEPS requirements?

No. In fact, the grace period runs from July 2009 to June 2011. The three-stage introduction from June 2011 onwards is intended to allow all manufacturers, in particular small and medium-size producers, to adapt to the new requirements.

When I purchase a motor, how can I be sure that it meets the requirements of EU MEPS?

Compliance with the efficiency standards is verified by testing. Each EU member state will police the verification procedures and implementation according to EU MEPS.

Are manufacturers allowed to produce IE1 motors after June 2011?

Standard efficiency (IE1) motors may no longer be placed on the European market as of June 16th, 2011. By then all new motors will have to meet the IE2 (high efficiency) rating in Europe. The regulations do not apply outside Europe, however. Therefore it will be possible for manufacturers to produce IE1 motors for markets …

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What motors are covered by the new EU MEPS legislation?

EU MEPS covers 2-, 4- and 6-pole single speed, three-phase induction motors in the power range 0.75 to 375 kW, rated up to 1000 V and on the basis of continuous duty operation. The following types of motor are excluded: motors designed to operate wholly immersed in a liquid; motors completely integrated into a product …

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How do I get a carbon trust / siemens financial services loan for energy efficient equipment?

All businesses will be able to apply for new green growth finance from the scheme from 4 April 2011. Under a Heads of Agreement signed between the two parties Siemens Financial Services Ltd. in the UK (SFS UK) will provide the financial backing and manage the provision of funding and the Carbon Trust will use …

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Are the government still offering 100% interest free loans through the carbon trust?

All businesses will be able to apply for new green growth finance from the scheme from 4 April 2011. Under a Heads of Agreement signed between the two parties Siemens Financial Services Ltd. in the UK (SFS UK) will provide the financial backing and manage the provision of funding and the Carbon Trust will use …

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Can you still apply for Carbon Trust Loans?

All businesses will be able to apply for new green growth finance from the scheme from 4 April 2011. Under a Heads of Agreement signed between the two parties Siemens Financial Services Ltd. in the UK (SFS UK) will provide the financial backing and manage the provision of funding and the Carbon Trust will use …

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What will be the rate of interest on the new Carbon Trust / Siemens Financial Services loan scheme?

The Energy Efficiency Financing scheme is designed so that the finance payments made Siemens Financial Services are offset against the anticipated energy savings which means the equipment should pay for itself while you continue to make savings year on year. The expected rate of interest charge will be between 8 and 9 % fixed over …

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How do I apply for a loan from the Carbon Trust?

The Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services have combined forces and together are offering financing options to all types of organizations seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. Energy Efficiency Financing is available for all kinds of projects(assuming they are qualified by the Carbon Trust as delivering real energy savings) Quantum Controls are an official carbon …

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When do the 100% interest free loans stop from Carbon Trust?

The existing scheme from Carbon Trust runs until 4th April at which point the new Carbon Trust and Siemens Financial Services scheme will become live. Quantum Controls are an official carbon trust partner and can handle the whole application process for our clients. This means Quantum can offer a cradle to grave service from initial …

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