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A special-purpose 30-horsepower electric motor has an efficiency of 90%

A special-purpose 30-horsepower electric motor has an efficiency of 90%. Its purchase and installation price is $2,100. A second 30-horsepower high-efficiency motor can be purchased for $3,100, and its efficiency is 94%. Either motor will be operated 3,500 hours per year at full load, and electricity costs $0.09 per kilowatt-hour (kWh). MARR = 12% per year, and neither motor will have a market value at the end of the eight-year study period a. Which motor should be chosen? b. For an incremental investment of $1,000 in the more efficient motor, what is the PW of the energy savings over the eight-year period? Recall that 1 hp 0.746 kW. Click the icon to view the interest and annuity table for discrete compounding when i 12% per year. a. The PW of the motor with the efficiency of 90% is $. (Round to the nearest dollar.)

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