ResourceKraft course projects

Going Back to School

Martin Leenane News & Updates

ResourceKraft is up to the next new innovative move: teaching engineers in the making about energy. We recognize that students trying to get into the energy field need to find a balance between their academic knowledge and real on-site industrial know-how. As such, we now conduct lectures and educational programs at various Universities around the country. Our lectures begin with …

Things that you take for granted

Stuart Woolley News & Updates

Whilst working on modelling situations in the real world, or thinking about to how tackle a specific problem, it’s often surprising how many things I take for granted. Sometimes it’s worthwhile to consider how seemingly obvious, or ‘given’ information, is actually derived. The derivation process itself can often shed light and offer further intuition into much harder and/or complex problems. …


Stuart Woolley News & Updates

The Fourier transform is one of the most used and widespread applications of mathematics in electronic engineering, decomposing a signal into its constituent sine waves. It has applications in an enormous number of areas in everything from understanding electrical oscillations in alternating current to the modulation of electromagnetic waves. Engineering just wouldn’t be the same without it. But, don’t worry, …

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Benfords Law and Energy Data: A Mathematical Aside

Liam Relihan News & Updates

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about Benfords Law: Benford’s law, also called the First-Digit Law, refers to the frequency distribution of digits in many (but not all) real-life sources of data. In this distribution, 1 occurs as the leading digit about 30% of the time, while larger digits occur in that position less frequently: 9 as the first …

Announcing new IoT energy monitoring solutions with VT & Sigfox

Martin Leenane 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 …


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

Frank Casey 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

Martin Leenane 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 …