Solar Hot Water for Commercial Properties in Philadelphia & Vicinity

Rushforth Solar LLC in the Press :
Main Line Today: April 2015 issue:
Main Line Today (a monthly magazine) does “Green Awards”, and Rushforth Solar received one! The story was published in the April 2015 edition, with a nice photo of Alan and Jan Rushforth, on line at: The publication was at newsstands.
Cleaning Green: May 2012 issue:
Case study published on the Solar Hot Water system designed and installed by Rushforth Solar for Family Laundry in West Chester.
The panels can be seen from West Chester Pike at the West Goshen Town Centre.
View Cleaning Green story with photo online or View/download article (PDF) from Eneref Institute.
Eneref Institute is a research and advocacy organization with an initiative to encourage adaptation of solar heating and cooling.

Main Line Times: April 27, 2012, by Lois Puglionesi:
A 'greenovated' home tour in Haverford Twp.
"... a green homes tour in recognition of Earth Day. Stops included Alan and Jan Marie Rushforth’s “solar palace” on Darby Road. The Rushforths dramatically lowered their fossil fuel use by installing a solar hot water system, a photo voltaic system and solar hot air."
Read entire story (PDF).

Grid Magazine: March 2012 issue:
Alan and Jan Marie Rushforth Nominated for Social Impact Visionary Entrepreneur Award
The Social Impact Campaign is part of Sustainable Business Network of Greater Philadelphia, and Social Impact recently nominated Alan and Jan Marie Rushforth for their 2011 Visionary Entrepreneur Award. According to Social Impact, "The Visionary Entrepreneur Award is for the entrepreneur who is committed to having a community impact as well as building a successful business." The Social Impact award nominations were featured in Grid Magazine's March 2012 issue on page 7.

Read more via the Social Impact/SBN email newsletter announcing the nominees.

Solar Thermal Heating and Cooling Magazine: February 2012 issue:
Rushforth Solar was featured in a Solar Thermal Heating and Cooling Magazine story about Philadelphia’s Solar Water Heating Guidebook
That Philly Solar Water Heating Guidebook was released in December 2011, and includes a Rushforth Solar Case Study for the Longwood Manor Solar Hot Water system in North East Philly. The Solar Thermal Heating and Cooling Magazine story link is at with links to the Rushforth Solar website. Other issues can be found at

Eneref Institute is a research and advocacy organization, with an initiative to encourage solar heating and cooling. Eneref Institute has locations in Doylestown PA and in Nairobi, Kenya.

The APTS Magazine: November 2011 issue:
Rushforth Solar Project on the Front Cover of The APTS Magazine November 2011 issue
The November issue of The APTS Magazine features a cover photo of a Rushforth Solar installation and the cover story is about Alan and Jan Marie Rushforth and the Rushforth Solar company. Another story features PA DEP Secretary speaking at the Lindy/Rushforth Solar dedication; the story includes efforts to extend PA Sunshine Grants for Solar Hot Water. Also covered is Lindy Property Management winning Penn Future's Green Power Award.
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The APTS Magazine: March 2011 issue:
"Rushforth Solar update: Alan Rushforth spoke at Philadelphia Solar Energy Association."
"Two more Lindy buildings at Academia Suites go on line with Solar Hot Water."
Photos of solar panel installation at Academia Suites, and photos with Alan and Frank Lindy in NE Phila, and with Gunti Weissenberger of Westover Company at AAGP dinner; Woodward’s are on the cover page of this issue of The APTS Magazine.
"Jan Rushforth recipient of Darby Creek Valley Association Ribbon of Green Award" - story and photo.
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The APTS Magazine: November 2010 issue:
"Lindy Property Management Going Green AGAIN with Rushforth Solar Hot Water!"
(Lindy Property Management has signed up for another 5 large buildings on 3 apartment communities along with high efficiency hot water heaters.)
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The APTS Magazine: October 2010 issue:
"Solar Hot Water Subsidies in PA Just Increased; Clean Solar Hot Water becomes more affordable for apartment communities"
(Subsidies just up to 65% with paybacks in 4 to 8 year range; Natural Gas prices on graph; Solar Hot Water subsidies in PA are now the best they have ever been.)
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The APTS Magazine: September 2010 Issue (page 68):
"Rushforth Solar Hot Water Dedication in South Philly"
(With 6 color photos: on the Gateway Towers rooftop are Alan Rushforth, Alan Lindy, Jan Rushforth and Frank Lindy; Guests hearing about the large basement tank; etc.)
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The Metro.US/Philadelphia: Wednesday, August 11, 2010 Issue (page 21):
"Lindy-Rushforth Solar Hot Water Dedication, South Philly Gateway Towers Goes Solar"
(5 Color photos from the Gateway Towers SHW dedication – The Metro is the free magazine distributed at public transportation stations in the Greater Philadelphia Area.)
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News of Delaware County (Real Estate Section): August 5, 2010 edition:
"Bryn Mawr firm installs solar hot water system"
(on the Gateway Towers – 2nd Lindy Solar Hot Water project)
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The APTS Magazine: August 2010 issue (page 42):
"Rushforth Solar Summer Events acknowledge businesses going Solar"
(Solar Hot Water dedications at Artman Lutheran Home in Ambler on 6/3/2010 and Family Laundry in West Chester on 6/18/2010)
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The APTS Magazine: June 2010 issue (page 19):
"Philadelphia Solar Project Points Way to Job Creation, Energy Cost Savings, More Energy Security if Congress Passes Bi-Partisan American Power Act"
(Fountain Gardens SHW rooftop dedication)
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The APTS Magazine: April 2010 Issue (page 19):
"Lindy Properties is a Going Green Leader The biggest apartment building Solar Hot Water project in the Greater Philadelphia Area – designed and installed by Rushforth Solar LLC"
(About Lindy’s Fountain Gardens SHW installation in NE Philly)
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The APTS Magazine: March 2010 Issue (page 42):
"Alan Rushforth Presents Seminar on Solar Hot Water to Industry Professions"
(Saving Money and Cutting Fuel Use with Solar Hot Water Pre-heating talk at Philagreen Hospitality Association seminar: "From Sun to Earth')
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The Trend Publication, October 1, 2008:
"Solar Hot Water helps the planet and your wallet" by Lauren Siegler, Times Editor
(Including roof top photo of Elkins Park solar hot water roof top)
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Times Chronicle: July 16, 2008:
"Elkins Park condominiums going 'green' with solar hot water system" by Paul Nasella, Staff Writer
(Initiated by Elkins Park Condo Association with photo of panel installation in process.)
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Sierra Watch, publication of the Southeastern Group of the Sierra Club, April – June 2008 issue (page 3):
"Three Environmental Success Stories Jan and Alan Rushforth’s Home" by Stephanie Odell
(On environmentally friendly buildings that are a pleasure to live and work in; includes a photo of a gathering at the Rushforth’s)
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Delaware County Daily Times, Wednesday March 5, 2008
"Solar Power, Rushforth’s turn to sun to make their house eco-friendly" by Lois Puglionesi, Times Correspondent
(Including 2 photos, Solar awakening, Wouldn’t take no for an answer, Harnessing the sun, Build it green.)
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Main Line Life, February 6, 2008:
"Turning his passion into a business; Bryn Mawr man’s company installs solar energy to apartment buildings and other commercial properties"
(Includes 2 photos of Alan and Jan looking at the solar energy system on their home, Alan pointing to a solar hot air vent; and State Rep Greg Vitali’s “Do Solar Panels Make Cents for You” workshop 1/25/08)
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