Solar Hot Water for Commercial Properties in Philadelphia & Vicinity


   Do you spend $5,000 or more per year to heat tap water at your commercial or multi-family property?

Rushforth Solar has helped Philadelphia area building owners reduce such bills by up to 75%.

Our custom designed Solar Hot Water systems provide a faster payback than most other types of solar energy systems in the current market.



Alan Rushforth, President of Rushforth Solar LLC, in front of a solar hot water system installation.


What's New for
Rushforth Solar


Front cover of The APTS Magazine November 2011 issue with stories on Rushforth Solar, Lindy Property Management, efforts to extend PA Sunshine for Solar Hot Water, and more

2 events - toured Solar Hot Water projects: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:30 PM and Mon, June 27, 2011 at 10 AM

City of Philadelphia Guidebook on Solar Hot Water features Rushforth Solar

Installing custom Tanks in Mid Atlantic Region

Photo (from left): From The Galman Group: Brian Paule, Sam Goldstein, Elisha Wolstenholme, Jerry Slipakoff, From Rushforth Solar: Alan and Jan Marie Rushforth

Reviews - What Customers Say

"We have completed two projects with Rushforth Solar and have two additional projects scheduled. That should speak for itself. In our experience Rushforth is a triple threat - they are a vendor that delivers quality, professionalism and knowledge in what they do!"
- Sam Goldstein, The Galman Group

"Rushforth Solar is extremely professional and does exceptional work."
"I have…tremendous faith in their integrity, competence and thoroughness."
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How our Solar Hot Water systems work:
The sun's energy is used to preheat the incoming cold water so your conventional heater uses less fuel.

The two main components of the system are the solar collectors on the roof and a multi-thousand gallon warm water storage tank that is custom designed for your application and assembled in place.





Photo to the left:
This is one of our custom built solar hot water tanks that saves our clients a lot of money.

Some of the fastest returns on investment for Solar Hot Water can be achieved with:
Apartment Buildings Hotels Laundromats Nursing Homes / Assisted Living
Health and Fitness Car Washes Breweries Sites with heavy hot water use

Is this your building?
Large sunny roof area?
Space indoors for a large tank?
Uses hot water through summer months?
In the greater Philadelphia region?
Less than 100 feet high roof top?

  If yes to the above...
                  then we should talk!


This Rushforth Solar installation in Elkins Park, PA has 17 collectors and a 3,000 gallon tank for 21 condominium units.

This Rushforth Solar installation in Philadelphia has 26 collectors and a 3,500 gallon tank for 52 apartments.


AWARDS, NOMINATIONS and CERTIFICATIONS given to Rushforth Solar for the design, construction, and installation of custom solar hot water systems:
The only solar thermal company selected by TRF/Sustainable Development Fund for an Incentive Grant. The funds subsidized 4 large Solar Hot Water projects in the greater Philadelphia area in 2008.
2008 Penn Future Green Power Pioneer Award recipient.
Nominee for 2009 Philadelphia Sustainability Award.
American Solar Energy Society selected Alan Rushforth to be a presenter for their 2009 National Conference in Buffalo, NY.
NABCEP (North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners) certified Alan Rushforth as their 1st Solar Thermal Installer in the greater Philadelphia region.

Roger Clark of TRF/Sustainable Development Fund presenting a grant check for Rushforth Solar LLC Spring 2008. Alan Rushforth is NABCEP Certified Solar Thermal Installer™ - one of a few dozen in the U.S. Rushforth Solar is a BBB Accredited Business - Click logo to view BBB profile.

Rushforth Solar reduces the cost of heating tap water by designing/ installing Solar Hot Water preheat systems for buildings that use a lot of hot water in the Greater Philadelphia area.

Our Solar Hot Water Systems are cost effective:
50% and greater reduction possible in fuel used for domestic hot water.
Rapid pay back on investment, generally less than 10 years.
Each $1 spent on Solar Hot Water, can increase building value by $2. On investment properties, after 1 year, the decreased utility costs can increase Net Operating Income enough to increase the building value (based on income approach) by up to twice the cost of the system.
Indefinite system life span with projected 30 to 40 years between rebuilds.
5 Years Rushforth Solar system warranty along with 10 year manufacture warranty.

Tax credits and subsidies are available to offset much of the cost of the system.

To find out more, please email AR@RushforthSolar.com or call Rushforth Solar (610 520 1968) at your convenience. We look forward to discussing your needs.