Announcing new IoT energy monitoring solutions with VT & Sigfox

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

Dublin, 5 April 2017— Through a partnership with VT, ResourceKraft is now offering Sigfox-enabled energy monitoring solutions and applications, which will give its Irish customers access to simple, low-cost options using this cutting-edge technology. ResourceKraft is a global leader in easy-to-use and cost-effective energy management solutions for businesses, institutions and government agencies. VT operates Ireland’s nationwide Sigfox network, which is …

Understanding your utility bill electricity-Ireland only

Understanding Your Utility Bill: Electricity (Ireland only)

Liam Relihan News & Updates

Before you can start seriously addressing your business energy costs, you need to understand how to read your energy bills. Now, the Irish energy utilities issue bills that are often (ahem!) less than tractable. This is a simple tutorial to help you read and understand them. The first step, when comparing any bill, is to check the billing period as …

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Approximating Pi

Stuart Woolley News & Updates

Imagine you’re stranded on a desert island and you really need to find a good approximation of π for some super machine that you’re building to make your escape. Perhaps it’s AC powered from a tidal source or wind generator and there are a couple of phase angle calculations you need to make for the flux capacitor to power up? …

Energy Usage Related Signals

Stuart Woolley News & Updates

The power spectrum of a signal is a fascinating way of digging deeper into understanding complex systems. If you recall your basic physics, a power spectrum shows how the power of a signal is distributed over its frequency range. I have a long standing interest in chaotic systems and fractals and came across a fascinating paper from 1975 by Voss …

Buildings energy performance

Buildings and their energy performance – LEED and BREEAM

Ronan Moriarty News & Updates

There are many different methods to assess their energy performance, two of the more popular ones are LEED and BREEAM. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) was first developed in North America about 20 years ago, and is now widely used around the world and it is very practical and user friendly as well as being available online. Building …

The American Elections

Clinton Vs Trump: Energy Policies

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

With the American Elections less than a month away, the media’s attention has been focused on each of their respective policies once they become president. Their policies differ greatly. This article aims to give a brief outline of the two candidates’ energy policies and where they stand on important environmental issues. Renewable Energy Oil Drilling Clinton opposes Arctic drilling, whereas …

Irish Rail Energy Management

Irish Rail Energy Management contract awarded

Frank Casey News & Updates

ResourceKraft is delighted to have been awarded the contract to provide Iarnróid Éireann (Irish Rail) with its Energy Management Information Systems (EMIS) requirements for a term of 10 years. ResourceKraft will install the energy measurement systems with its service partners King and Moffatt Building Services. They will provision Advisor EMIS software to enable Iarnróid Éireann to implement its energy savings …

ISO 50001

Happy Birthday to you Mr. ISO 50001

Grainne McDonogh News & Updates

A very happy 5th birthday to the ISO 50001 standard! It is not surprising to see that more and more organisations are turning to the ISO 50001 standard to improve their energy efficiency. To date there are more than 7,000 sites worldwide that have achieved the certification. But what is ISO 50001*? ISO 50001 is a voluntary International Standard developed …

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Battery Power is going salty

Ronan Moriarty News & Updates

One of the biggest problems faced by renewables is the unreliability of them – when the sun’s not shining, you can’t use it to heat anything. One way to solve this problem on a small scale is to have the turbines charge a battery, and then when there are periods of no wind the battery can take up the slack …