Solar Hot Water for Commercial Properties in Philadelphia & Vicinity

About Us:
Alan Rushforth, President and System Designer, brings 30 plus years experience in general contracting, apartment investing and renovating, combined with 3 years of engineering education from Drexel University along with an environmental passion. He is a Licensed Master Plumber and a NABCEP certified solar thermal installer.™
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Jan Marie Rushforth, Partner, brings over 25 years experience in Business Administration, PR and Property Management. She earned a Masters in Counseling Education (Texas Tech) and was in 1st Class of Women at Rutgers College. Jan served as a Commissioner in Haverford Township, is Vice-President / Past President of Darby Creek Valley Association, and is a member of the Haverford Township Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC).
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Raymond Rushforth, Master Plumber registered in Philadelphia, has over 30 years experience in plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and mechanical systems. His projects range from complete system design and installation to trouble shooting and repairs.

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Contact Information:
Rushforth Solar LLC
3700 Darby Road
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Phone: 610 520 1968
Fax: 610 520 1969
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Advisory Board:
Rushforth Solar is fortunate to have several additional decades of solar thermal engineering expertise, solar thermal contracting experience, and business brainpower available to us through our Advisory Board members.
Daniel Banks, P.E. is a senior member of the Association of Energy Engineers. He provides structural, mechanical, and energy engineering consultations and designs for architects, engineers, builders, and investors for the past 40 years in the Delaware Valley. He has taught Building Inspections for Engineers, Architects, and Contractors for the past 15 years. He holds advanced degrees in Civil and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dan is knowledgeable about the design and operation of apartment buildings, having invested in them. He is also a world traveler and has visited over 50 countries.
Roger Gutzwiller has a BS in engineering from Penn State University and received his Professional Engineering license in the State of NJ in 1990. He currently represents a German company specializing in test equipment for telecommunications systems. As chairman of the Blairstown Township Environmental Commission, Mr. Gutzwiller also is an advocate for energy efficiency and renewable energy, utilizing these principals at home and in his town.
Andrew J. Kleeman is Vice President and General Manager of PA for Mercury Solar Systems. Mr. Kleeman brings over 25 years in building sciences, energy, and investment real estate and is a passionate advocate for sustainability and re-urbanization. He founded Eos Energy Solutions in 2007, a leading PA solar integrator. Eos was acquired by Mercury Solar Systems in early 2010 and Mr Kleeman now leads Mercury's solar development efforts in PA.
Dr. Arnold Leitner is a chief executive and serial entrepreneur with over 10 years of experience in utility-scale solar and conventional power. He is the founder and former CEO and President of two successful companies in the concentrating solar power (CSP) sector, SkyFuel, Inc. and ReflecTech, Inc. Prior to starting SkyFuel, Arnold was a Senior Consultant at Platts Consulting. While at Platts he authored a seminal solar energy study for the U.S. Department of Energy, "Fuel from the Sky". Arnold is the former Chairman of the American Solar Energy Society’s (ASES) Solar Electric Division. Arnold holds a PhD in physics from the University of Colorado, Boulder and an MBA in finance and entrepreneurship from Columbia University, New York.
Mark Litwack is co-founder of Emerald Electronics Design LLC, a firm specializing in custom electronics hardware and software for renewable energy applications. He has 25+ years experience designing and implementing high performance computer networks and electronic data acquisition systems, with one patent and several patents pending in these fields. Mr. Litwack has a BS degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and a NABCEP entry level certificate in PV technologies.
Chuck Marken is the Solar Thermal Editor for Home Power Magazine. He has authored many articles on solar heating and related topics and has taught solar heating and hot water workshops throughout the United States for Solar Energy International and a class for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education for the past 14+ years. Mr. Marken is a New Mexico licensed plumber, electrician, and heating and air conditioning contractor who has been installing and servicing hundreds of solar thermal systems since 1979 including batch solar water heaters, thermosyphon systems, closed loop antifreeze systems, drainback systems, solar heating systems integrated into radiant floors, solar air collectors and solar pool heating systems. 
Michael Oei AIA, Architect. His practice Michael V. Oei Architects LLC guides clients through the design and construction process, while providing innovative, creative, and workable solutions. Projects include corporate headquarters, office buildings, commercial facilities, retail interiors, and single-family housing. Mr. Oei has a keen understanding and interest in 'green' sustainable design.
Tom Tuffey, PhD, is director of the PennFuture Center for Energy, Enterprise, and the Environment in Philadelphia. Dr. Tuffey is well known throughout Pennsylvania for his clean energy leadership and advocacy. He is a member of the PA Energy Advisory Council and an Advisor to the PA Energy Development Authority.
Mike Wanner is an enthusiastic promoter and friend of Rushforth Solar.  Ordained as a Metaphysical Minister and an Interfaith Minister, Mr Wanner practices and teaches spiritual energy therapies in the Philadelphia Area.  Mr Wanner is a Pastoral Care Associate at Frankford Hospital, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Stress. His website is