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Recruiting - IOT/Linux Applications Engineer

Recruiting - IOT/Linux Applications Engineer

ResourceKraft develops incredible web-based systems and applications which help businesses save millions on energy costs. Its embedded devices are currently running at thousands of locations worldwide. ResourceKraft is now recruiting a passionate Internet of Things (IoT)/Linux Applications Engineer to work either at its Limerick offices, or remotely.

Recruiting - Senior Software Team Lead

Recruiting - Senior Software Team Lead

As a Senior Software Team Lead you will be responsible for developing energy and environmental related software on a range of platforms. ResourceKrafts product lines include energy visualisation systems and real-time, smart grid control systems. This is an exciting role with lots of variety, and since ResourceKraft provides solutions that incorporate IoT right up to responsive UIs, it's as "full stack" as you want it to be. The role requires strong management and people skills and the ability to communicate with, and influence others.

Technical Sales Engineer for ResourceKraft

Technical Sales Engineer for ResourceKraft

ResourceKraft is now recruiting a Software Developer to work on our cloud-based energy monitoring and analysis software at its Limerick offices.

Harmonics and the hidden cost of poor Power Quality

Harmonics and the hidden cost of poor Power Quality

Electrical power quality is a measure of the electrical energy supplied into your building in terms of a steady voltage delivered in a smooth alternating frequency. However, it is also a measure of how efficiently your business is using this electrical energy and ultimately how much of it you need to consume to do the same amount of work. 

Off-Shore Tidal Energy

Off-Shore Tidal Energy

Tidal Power or Tidal Energy is a form of Hydropower that uses the natural rise and fall of the tides to create energy for electrical generation. Tidal plants can only be installed along coastlines. So, this seems like the rational move to make on our Coastlines in Ireland. 

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are being heralded as the big solution that will help the world reduce the total amount of CO2 emissions to a sustainable level. Transport currently accounts for around 30% of the total CO2 emissions on the planet, reaching as high as 50% in some areas. This also causes massive congestion and air pollution in these cities with many of them banning or limiting certain types of cars on different days. By changing how our vehicles move around cities to electric vehicles it is hoped that we can reduce our CO2 emissions & increase the total air quality.

Variable Renewable Energy

Variable Renewable Energy

As we move towards more renewable energy generation, we encounter problems that did not occur in our current system of generation – namely the variability of the power output. We can predict with a good amount of accuracy how much wind is going to blow or the amount of sunlight on any given day, but we are still some way off 100% accuracy. This article will describe the downsides of renewable energy generation and will go into some ways in which we can mitigate these issues.

Carbon Tax for the Irish Market

Carbon Tax for the Irish Market

A recent study was published in the UK regarding their Carbon Tax and the impact it had on the percentage of the total electricity generated in the country that came from fossil fuels, specifically coal. The amount of electricity produced by coal on the UK grid fell by 37% over a 6-year period since the Carbon Tax was introduced (from 40% to 3%).

Biomass: The Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Biomass: The Benefits of Anaerobic Digesters

Karl Turner News & Updates

Ireland is currently the 2nd worst performing country in Europe when it comes to tackling greenhouse gas emissions and our carbon footprint. Only about 9% of our energy is coming from renewable sources. With the prospect of hefty fines on the horizon from the EU for not meeting our 2020 carbon reduction target of 20%, there is a growing need to reduce our emissions quickly and efficiently.

The Carbon Tax Increase: What You Should Know

The Carbon Tax Increase: What You Should Know

Carbon Tax increase

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