KRA Renewables offers clients reliable, trustworthy professional assistance with the feasibility, design, procurement and project management of renewable energy solutions for their businesses.
At KRA Renewables, we believe that Irish businesses will lead the change towards a more sustainable, renewably-powered future for us all.
KRA Renewables offers clients reliable, trustworthy professional assistance with the feasibility, design, procurement and project management of renewable energy installations (solar, wind, bio-energy etc) to their buildings and property portfolios, particularly to existing commercial buildings.
We also assist businesses and property owners to move towards more sustainable models of building occupancy, refurbishment, redevelopment and property management.
The company was born of a deep belief in, and commitment to, driving sustainability in the built environment. We bring the same level of dedication and personal attention in KRA Renewables as we have been offering our clients over the past two decades in KRA Visionary Project Partners.
A GLOBAL RESPONSIBILITY
Global leaders have committed to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and the Paris Agreement; resolving to tackle issues such as climate change, resource scarcity, health and well-being and sustainable development. The European Commission has demonstrated their commitment to tackling these issues via the Circular Economy Action Plan and ambitious energy and climate targets for 2020 and 2030. Buildings are so integral to civilisation that estimates attribute 50-60% of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions to their various uses. Working to actively address these issues in the built environment is absolutely critical, and sustainable buildings have huge potential in helping to achieve global, regional and local goals.
About KRA Renewables
The true impact of climate change is starting to be felt worldwide, with more extreme and more frequent weather events happening around the globe.
The increased instances of flooding, droughts, and severe storms are set to cause immense destruction in the coming years, even to countries such as Ireland in which such events have historically been rare.
Each of us, consumers and businesses, have a responsibility to reduce our carbon footprint. The most effective means of doing so is to consume less (through reducing wasteful practices, improved building performance, energy efficiency etc.), and supplying more of our own needs as prosumers - producers as well as consumers.
This is where KRA Renewables comes in, helping our clients to find renewable energy solutions that fit their needs, make a significant and measurable impact to their emissions, and improve their profitability at the same time.
Ireland has some of the best conditions for wind power in Europe, or indeed the world, and we are seeing a large-scale exploitation of this. In a few short years, the incorporation of wind power into the built environment will become more commonplace, as the economics and technical challenges of small-scale, building - mounted wind turbines are overcome. KRA Renewables are working tirelessly in this field, so that we are ready to bring small-scale wind power to our clients at the right time.
Meanwhile, the drop in cost of solar over the last ten years speaks for itself, with a decrease of over 60% total cost on average for a solar PV module (or a 99% reduction since the 1980’s). However not all solar installations are equal, and KRA Renewables are committed to helping our clients find the right system to satisfy their needs, whether those are focused on the best economic payback, the largest reductions of emissions, or even moving off the grid altogether!
Incorporation of storage technologies is key, and it is the combination of PV and storage that can help prosumers to make the biggest impact to their emissions and the biggest savings, allowing them to avoid peak energy prices, or to supply them throughout the night when energy production has fallen to zero.
Those worried that Solar PV isn’t cost effective in Ireland can rest easy. Yes we have lower solar irradiance than southern European countries, but this is offset through the higher efficiency gained by our lower air temperatures.
The current payback time for a PV system in Ireland is between 4 and 10 years, for a system that will last 25 years or more, although some systems exceed expectations and continue to produce more than 80% of their power after 30 or even 35 years.