NOW HIRING: Project Manager

Are you a creative project manager with great communication skills, would you like to join a growing team building innovative, citizen-led solutions to deliver a just energy transition? Then we want to hear from you! Carbon Co-op is looking for a project manager to work on our exciting energy innovation projects, which develop technical solutions … Read more

Software Engineer (Full Stack)

Summary FTE: £26,780.00–£35,020 PAYE/Payroll (dependent on experience and qualifications)Time: 0.8 – 1 FTE (Flexible)Location: Central Manchester, UK (Remote possible)Holiday: 33 days flexible (pro rata) + 5 fixedDuration: 1 year fixed term contract (with potential for extension based on funding and performance); 6 month probationary periodStarting: ASAP Apply now: Send your CV and a one page … Read more

We’re recruiting: Software Engineer (IoT/Energy)

Summary FTE: £26,780.00–£35,020 PAYE/Payroll (dependent on experience and qualifications)Time: 0.8 – 1 FTE (Flexible)Location: Central Manchester, UK (Remote possible)Holiday: 33 days flexible (pro rata) + 5 fixedDuration: 1 year fixed term contract (with potential for extension based on funding and performance); 6 month probationary periodStarting: ASAP Apply now: Send your CV and a one page … Read more

A guide to monitoring your home environment

How can environmental sensors help us understand our homes’ current thermal performance, influence retrofit decisions and quantify the benefits of individual measures? Here Matt Fawcett explores how the use of low-cost sensors in combination with energy usage and weather data can inform our retrofit journey. Each month Carbon Coop facilitates EcoHome Lab – an informal … Read more

Home Improvements with Home Assistant

Within our OpenDSR project, Carbon Coop is working to bring together a number of different software elements to support low-cost standards-based demand side response. We are building tools to: report householder energy usage broadcast “power shaping” events which shift energy usage to different times schedule householder appliances to switch on and off during these events … Read more

Carbon Co-op and your Smart Meter

We recently introduced the Carbon Co-op Hub, in this follow up post Peter Armstrong, a member of our software engineer team, discusses a key feature of the hub that lets members view the gas and electricity usage in their homes. To use this feature, you will need a smart meter. Not all smart meters work … Read more