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Solahart by Rheem Poised for Growth

® USA acquired the Australian company Solahart Industries, the world’s largest manufacturer of solar water-heating systems. Solahart began manufacturing solar water heaters in 1953 and operates in more than 70 countries worldwide; the product has been available in the U.S. since 1978. The best-known Solarhart systems are thermosiphoning designs with integral tanks positioned at the top of the collectors. With Rheem’s leading role in the U.S. water-heating market, there is now tremendous opportunity for solar water-heating penetration here. “The future is very positive for renewable-energy products in the U.S.,” Jeff Mahoney, Rheem’s solar marketing resource manager, told

EBN at the 2005 International Builders’ Show in Orlando. Planned for 2005 is the SunMaster line of active solar water-heating systems (see photo), with solar collectors made by Solahart and tanks made by Rheem USA. For more on solar water heating, see

Published February 1, 2005

Wilson, A. (2005, February 1). Solahart by Rheem Poised for Growth. Retrieved from