Solar Hot Water for Commercial Properties in Philadelphia & Vicinity


May 14, 2009:
Alan Rushforth gives presentation at American Solar Energy Society (ASES) annual conference in Buffalo, NY on large solar hot water systems along with some of his trade secrets and results. At one point, an attendee blurted out a spontaneous “Cool!” Alan’s session on the program follows:
Testing & Evaluation of Solar Water Heating Systems

Thursday, May 14, 10:30AM to 12:00PM Session Chair: Tom Henkel;

Sustainable Energy Consulting Highlights of Several Commercial Drainback Solar Hot Water Installations in 16 to 52 Unit Apartment Buildings - All Using Large Non-Pressurized EPDM Lined Tanks:
A Rushforth, Rushforth Solar LLC;



Experimental Investigation on the Potential Use of Helical-tape Insert in Solar Air –Heaters: Hasan and S Krishnan, North Dakota State University ;

Diagnosing Solar Water Heaters Using Solar Storage Tank Surface Temperature Data: J Burch and L Magnuson, National Renewable Energy Laboratory; G Barker, Mountain Energy Partnership; and M Bullwinkel, State University of New York at Canton ;




Solar Domestic Hot Water Technologies Assessment: Energy & Economic Performance for Cold Climate Single Family Homes: A McNamara and J Perlman, Bright Power, Inc.; R Perez, Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, State University of New York at Albany