Jersey Solar, formerly Jersey Shore Solar, was established in 1983 as a New Jersey solar energy company specializing in the design and installation of solar hot water, swimming pool, and space heating/hydronic systems.
We serviced the New Jersey Shore from Atlantic Highlands to Cape May, and installed solar energy systems on 550 homes and had a service book of an additional 900 solar homes installed by other solar contractors. Jersey Shore Solar was also an authorized installer for JCP&L’s Solar Loan Program, which resulted in the installation of over 1400 solar water heaters in their service territory from 1985-1990. We moved to Hopewell Township, NJ in 2000 and changed our name to Jersey Solar. Since then, we have been active statewide in the installation of solar photovoltaic systems under the New Jersey Clean Energy Program (NJCEP).
Rick Brooke, president of Jersey Solar, has 27 years of field experience in the installation and service of solar energy systems. After majoring in business administration at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania from 1970-75, Rick began his solar energy career in San Diego, California in 1976, learning the business from the ground floor up. He worked as a solar installer for several local solar contracting companies until 1979, when he left the field to train other solar installers for the Solar Energy Industries Association and National Association of Home Builders from 1979-1982. Rick was one of three instructors who trained and placed over 150 solar installers in the booming Southern California solar marketplace.