Power Efficiency Corporation, a clean tech company focused on efficiency technologies for electric motors, has been granted a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office for a core algorithm incorporated in its E-Save Technology platform.

The patent encompasses the method, system and apparatus for controlling electric motors and optimizing their energy use.

The E-Save Technology platform was developed to reduce electric motor energy consumption by matching the power supplied to the motor with its load.

The technology allows for variation in the load profile and adjusts the amount of energy required to optimize the energy use of the motor, which results in energy savings of up to 35% in appropriate applications, the company said.

Power Efficiency Corp chairman and CEO Steve Strasser said that this patent covers the core control algorithm for reducing electricity use by an electric motor when it is lightly loaded.