In The Press
September 2014 A Solar Domestic Hot Water System installed by Solar Living on a home in Lafayette, NJ is featured on the cover of the September/October issue of "Solar Today." The home, which also includes a 5KW PV system, passive solar heating, and extensive insulation, was featured on the ASES National Solar Tour in the Fall of 2014.
June 19, 2012 As solar gains in popularity, it's drawing attention to one historically logical solar application - solar swimming pool heating. Solar Living, a New Jersey company, started installing solar hot water heaters in 1977 and quickly discovered there was a market for solar swimming pool heaters.
December 2010, Mt. Olive, NJ Local newspaper Mount Olive This Week profiled Solar Living in their local business section. They interviewed Rich Bonte, founding partner, on various aspects of the business.
January 2010, Chalfont, PA Solar Living is proud to have our installation of a Solar Pool Heating System at Camp America in Chalfont, PA, recognized by Aquatherm Industries as a Gold Medal Installation and featured in "The Solstice" newsletter. This installation has a unique feature; through the use of mutliple automatic controls, one solar pool heating system can be utilized to heat two of the camp's swimming pools. This ability further reduces Camp America's ROI in the system, and provides an abundance of warm water for the camp's swimmers.
Spring 2009 Jim Orben, Cooks Creek Watershed Association board member, contributed this article to the Cooks Current newsletter. In the article, he discusses his experience with Solar Living from initial consulation through the install, as well as documenting some intial energy savings and tax credit information.
April 2008 Explores the success the solar pool heating industry has been seeing in the United States. Richard Bonte, founding partner of Solar Living, comments on the current business climate and the possible negative effects of incentive programs.
March 2007 Richard Bonte, Ethan Horvitz, and Mike Mazzeo, partners of Solar Living, Inc. are featured in this article published by The Record. As rebates and other incentives fuel new interest in solar energy systems, Solar Living is putting 30 years of experience to work to help its customers combat ever rising fuel costs.
Sunset Books published "Swimming Pool And Spas", a book featuring modern swimming pool design, as well as swimming pool equipment and accessories. A Solar Living installation was featured in the solar pool heating section of the book.
May 2000, Oakland, NJ Solar hot water and solar pool heating systems from Solar Living are featured in this in-depth article into the state of the solar industry from The Record. Rich Bonte, founder of Solar Living, comments on solar hot water and solar pool heating systems installed in the New Jersey area, as well as where the future of solar energy may be.
November 1990 Richard Bonte, founder of Solar Living, along with Rick Brooke of Jersey Shore solar, are credited by state officials for being the only installers left 'keeping solar alive' in New Jersey.
March 1989 Amid growing energy concerns and many solar firms closing their doors, Richard Bonte, founder of Solar Living, reports business is booming. Solar pool heating installations are becoming more popular, and constantly rising energy prices are causing people to rethink solar hot water.
December 1985 With the threat of tax credits for alternative energy systems expiring at the end of 1985, Richard Bonte of Solar Living, Inc. remains optimistic that the economics of installing solar energy still make it an attractive option for many homeowners.
March 1982, Sussex Vo-Tech Richard Bonte, founder of Solar Living, Inc., in Netcong, NJ displays a solar hot water heater at the Energy and Trades Expo, sponsored by the Sussex County Vocational-Technical School.
1982, Budd Lake, NJ New Jersey based Solar Living, Inc., reports interest in solar water heating rises, and sales are increasing by 50% each year (1977-1982). Bonte states a solar domestic hot water heater can generate 70% of a homeowner's hot water annually, and will pay for itself within 4 years, in part due to a 40% federal tax credit.
1977, Netcong, NJ Richard Bonte, founder of Solar Living, displays an original, custom manufactured solar hot water collector in 1977. Bonte further discusses energy savings that can be achieved through the installation of a solar hot water system, as well as the then-new-concept of solar pool heating.