Solar Power Covering Wexford and the Surrounding Areas

At Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating, we install solar panels / solar tubes and service and repair.

For solar power installations in Wexford call Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating on: 085 152 5529

Solar Panel System Service is vital, if the system is to operate correctly.

  • Over time, the antifreeze breaks down and may freeze during a harsh winter. When the antifreeze is broken down, it turns to the consistency of soup and becomes more difficult to pump around the system
  • Temperature sensors can become faulty and can give false readings if they are heated beyond their recommended temperatures
  • Sensors can sometimes be pulled out of the correct location in the cylinder if they are not secured properly.
  • Software may need to be updated on the controller if it’s outdated.
  • Non return valves may become blocked with dirt if the antifreeze is not changed regularly. (recommended every 5 years)

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Solar Panel System Service consist of the following:

  • Power flushing of the solar circuit to remove sludge and debris
  • Check of glycol fluid with refactor meter
  • Examination of all connections in the solar loop
  • Examination of all electrical connections in the solar controls
  • Confirm the correct operation of all controls
  • Setting the correct pressure inside the expansion vessel when empty
  • Calibrate the pump flow rate to suit the solar panels of system
  • Setting the correct glycol pressure in the system
  • Confirm the correct settings of the controller
  • Check the operation of all valves and pumps in the system
  • A solar service certificate will be issued for your records
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Solar Flushing Machine:

Which is used to pump glycol around system

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If you are looking for a plumber in Wexford, Wicklow, Waterford or any of the surrounding areas then just give Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating a call and we will be happy to assist you further.

Why you should choose to use Solar Power

Life on earth is fueled by the light and heat from the sun. Approximately, 3850 Zettajoules (ZJ) per year is the total amount of solar energy available to the earth. The suns energy travels to the earth by way of electromagnetic radiation like radio waves but the frequency range is different. Some of this energy is absorbed as it comes thru the atmosphere. Heat and light are the primary forms of solar energy.
Solar energy has many advantages over conventional energy. The energy from the sun is free the only expense is from recovering the energy. The cost of recovering the suns energy is recovered…
May 17, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Why is Solar Power Important

We have ways to heat our water, our homes and provide us with electricity. We probably take all of this for granted and if we lost them we would probably panic. We take for granted that these conveniences will be there for us from now on. We expect glitches to happen but we want them to be fixable without going long without all of these. We appreciate the heat in the winter when it snows outside and when the temperatures drop. We need water to live and although it is usually running under the ground we want the convenience of it running through our pipes and into our homes.

Electricity is…
May 3, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Why are Solar Panels Important?

Solar panels convert the suns energy into usable forms. Solar panels can be a certain kind of device that attracts the sun to use the sun to power machinery that can transfer the heat from the sun into whatever they need. We could use solar panels to convert the heat from the sun into the energy we need to power things that run. Solar panels are common and can be seen in a lot of different products, such as calculators, satellites, or even space ships. Solar panels are an effective way to redirect the sunlight and use it for electricity.

It all starts over one hundred years ago when a man got…
April 19, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

The cost of Solar Energy

Solar energy is a natural source of energy that comes directly from the sun. When solar energy hits the earth it spreads over the earth's surface and provides warmth evenly. If you could capture the sun's rays into a particular area for a long period of time it would provide enough warmth for nighttime or on cloudy days. Learning where to find solar energy can help you to get started today. Solar energy does not cost anything because it comes from the sun. The source that you choose may cost some but in the long run it should be your only expense, unlike gas or oil heaters that you continue…
April 5, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

What you need to know about Solar Power

Solar power is everywhere because it comes from the sun. Solar power can be used to power electricity, pump water, to heat your home or office and power vehicles. With all that we can do with solar power you have to wonder why we don't do enough to conserve the solar power. We could use it for almost anything and it would cost a fraction of what we are paying now. You can make a difference by doing your part is making solar power something you can use.

In order to power energy with solar power you need to know the basics of solar power and how it works. It takes a long time for heat from…
March 22, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

What is Solar Energy

In order to know where to find solar energy you must first know what solar energy is. Solar energy is energy from the sun. When the sun is shining solar energy is being produced as it sends the heat radiating to the earth. You can find solar energy anywhere or anything that the sun can shine on. There is a way that you can save the sunlight in order to provide heat during the cold, which is what millions of people have done throughout the years. It started thousands of years ago when people where able to use a thick lens or magnifying glass on an object that would attract the sun rays on that…
March 8, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Ways to use Solar Power for Heat

We have become accustomed to turning a dial or pushing a button in order to have heat. These ways are nice but they may be inconvenient as well. Heating homes, schools or businesses with solar energy is not only easy but cost effective as well. There are several ways that we can capture the sun's heat even in winter times. In order to capture the sun's heat you need a solar source. This source can be something that will attract the sun rays but trap the heat from it when it enters the source. A good example is a sunroom.

These rooms are attached to a home or a building and are constructed…
February 23, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Vertical Axis Wind Turbine

There are two different types of wind turbine; Vertical and Horizontal. Each one performs their own function and they each of their advantages and their disadvantages. You should pick the one that is best for you and your needs. They do have one thing in common and that is that they produce energy from winds. They just do it in a different way. Vertical axis turbine has the main rotor shaft running vertically instead of horizontally. This direction can have its advantages and disadvantages. The advantage is the gearbox can be put in the bottom of the turbine, unlike the horizontal turbines.…
February 9, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Using Solar Power

When you think of solar power you think of heating and light for your home. That is one of the many things that we use solar power for. Solar power is everywhere and it is growing everyday. There are different products that are made using solar power. This article will list these products and their uses and also how solar power affects them. Solar power is using the sun's natural heat to produce electricity, heat, and more. When you use solar power you are using the natural resources found that cannot harm the earth in ways that other methods can.

There are more products that use solar power…
January 26, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

The Benefits of Solar Power

The sun produces massive amounts of heat that are transmitted down to the earth's surface. When the sun's rays reach the earth's surface the intensity of the heat directly from the sun is not as hot because some of the heat is rerouted before it reaches the earth's atmosphere. When the sun is hot and it is summer time we think that it couldn't get much hotter as the mid day sun makes your run for shade, but it can get hotter if it wasn't rerouted.

Solar power can be hot enough to power machinery and that is exactly what was discovered over one hundred years ago when a man working on machinery…
January 12, 2020/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Storing Energy

We have come to rely completely on energy. We use it in almost everything we do; we live in it, use it for all our modern conveniences and more. Without energy we wouldn't know what to do. In the past, before energy, there were lanterns for light and matches and wood for heat. That was the only options people had. When power was accessible to everyone by running power lines through cities, towns, residential areas to allow everyone to tap into the new generation, people were skeptical as to how this would affect everyone in the future.

Over the years, appliances became energy friendly, which…
December 29, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Solar Power Lighting

Lighting is important to everyone. When the sun goes down we expect the lights to be just a click away. Sometime we may take advantage of our lighting and miss it when it is out. Lighting is used in many different ways. You can have different wattage bulbs of your lighting as well as different colors. Your lighting source may be a lamp, an overhead light, a porch light and a flash light, just to name a few. Light can be taken with us or left behind. The source that powers your light is what this article is about. Learn about indoor and outdoor lighting using solar power and ways you can…
December 15, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Solar Power Homes

Have you ever noticed homes that have huge tinted windows in them as you drive by? You may wonder why someone would want such tall windows in their home. There is a reason for that and it is because of they are using solar power to heat their homes and to provide the energy they need to power it. Any home can be built to use solar power with just a few minor alteration to make and you too can build a solar power house that will save you a lot of money in the future as you use solar power to heat your home, pump and heat your water and also to provide energy to your home to power your appliances…
December 1, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Solar Power for the RV

Everyone likes to get away for the weekend and when you get a chance to there is a lot of fun in taking a recreational vehicle, or RV, to go camping in. Your RV could be a pull behind camper or a camper that you can drive. What ever you use RV's usually run off of electricity from another source or they have battery powered lights. When you use electric hook up in a camper you may want to consider turning your RV into a solar powered RV and never worry about electric hook ups again. Enjoy your vacation anywhere without restrictions.

Once you hook up to a power source you are able to have the…
November 17, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Solar Power Efficient Appliances

Solar power is the latest in saving the planet and conserving our energy. Solar power is energy produced from the sun and has great results when you use both energy and conservation. With solar power becoming more popular there is also the need for solar power products. People are now building solar power houses to live in more efficiently. They also want appliances, lighting, heating, water pumps and water heaters to be solar power efficient as well. That is why we now have a way of purchasing solar power appliances to use in the kitchen. Appliances are usually the most costly appliance in…
November 3, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Passive Solar Power

It is a well known fact that the sun is the strongest from the south. People who want to conserve solar power uses this theory in order to get the most sun into their houses with minimal expense. If you are building a home that you want to be solar power, it is best to put the most windows facing the south side. Although it is not always true, depending on where you live, it is a general rule to go by. Passive technology turns sunlight into heat that can be used for several things, including ventilation and cooling. You can heat homes and businesses with passive solar. Passive solar systems depend…
October 20, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Make Your Own Solar Power Source

Solar power can be found in several different places on the earth. You can find solar power in a parked car, in a building with no air circulating, in a home without windows opened or fans circulating the air. When you step into any of these places that have been in the sunlight for a while you soon become overpowered by the amount and the intensity of the heat. This kind of heat can be taken and converted into heat that can heat your home, your water, an outbuilding, or any other building you would like to have heat in.

Heating by solar power is a free way of heating. When you heat using…
October 6, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Kids Can Learn About Solar Power

Kids today can learn about so many different things. We have a way to teach them about solar power. This resource will be their future and will depend on how we take care of it today. Solar power can be anywhere the sun shines and you can feel and see the warmth. Solar power can heat water, heat homes, schools, businesses, and it can produce energy. Teaching kids today how solar power works and how we can use it wisely will ensure that our future and theirs will be protected.

First of all, learning about the harmful affects of our energy usage today is important for them to understand why…
September 22, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

How Do You Find Renewable Energy?

We already know that the use of electricity, gas and coal are all resources that we may eventually run out of. These are the non-renewable resources that we rely heavily on today. We use these non-renewable resources to do many things, including supplying us with power, heating our homes, businesses and schools and more. When we use all the non-renewable resources up and there are no more to gather, then what? How will we go without the convenience that we are so accustomed to? It's nice to flip a switch to get power and it is even better when the latest technology allows us to press a button…
September 8, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Heating your Home with Solar Energy

It doesn't matter if you are building your home or remodeling, you can turn it into a solar energy home by making a few simple changes to your plan. If electric and gas become hard to manage you may want to consider heating your home with the sun. Solar energy is the heat that comes from the sun down to the earth. When it reaches the earth it spreads evenly but you may need it to go to a certain area like your home. How do you get that much sunlight to heat a home? It's easy to do and takes a few extra steps to help get it started.

Building or Remodeling your Home

If you are building your…
August 25, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Heating Water using Solar Power

When you decide to convert your main power source over to solar power you will need to make some adjustments to the appliances that carry the power source. When you use solar power to heat your water you may find that you will need to purchase a solar powered water heater in order to do that. You may be able to make adjustments to your existing one but what ever steps you take to turn it into solar power it will be worth it.

There are several different ways to heat your water using solar power. You can even make your own solar power source. The water runs through pipes before it enters your…
August 11, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Great Locations for Wind Turbines

Wind turbines are used for several reasons but the main reason is to generate energy from the wind. This may sound difficult but it is possible. You experience energy from the wind whenever someone runs past you quickly. A second after they pass you can feel the wind from them going by. This wind that you feel if produced in a great amount can be converted into energy. You may have seen the tall turbines standing in the fields when you drive by. There is the older classic model windmill that helped to crush grain when the windmill blades would turn, it would turn a mechanism inside which…
July 28, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Concentrating Solar Power Systems

If you have ever seen a field with several mirrors pointing toward the sun you may be looking at a solar power system. These systems work to concentrate the sunlight to one area and use the heat to heat up the liquid that flows along the pipes. This system is called Parabolic-trough system. This type of system heats oil that is flowing through the pipe. The oil is hot and that is why it is used to boil water to power a steam generator which in turns powers electricity.

The reason that this system works so well is because the U-shaped mirrors attracts and collects the suns heat which is then…
July 14, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating

Advanced Vehicles

When we think of advanced vehicles it reminds us of speed that a vehicle has and all the newer vehicles that are coming out with all the modern gadgets and gizmos. Every time we turn the ignition on our vehicle we are sending a bad sign out into the world and the atmosphere. Scientist have worked rather hard at coming up with a way that our cars can be safe for our planet. So how is that done?

Advanced fuel systems include energy storage which is the batteries that help power it instead of the fuels, power electronics, thermal comfort and systems analysis. These fuel systems are constantly…
June 29, 2019/by Robbie Roche Plumbing & Heating
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