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How Long Do Solar Panels Last: Lifespan & Maintenance

Jan 17, 2018

Maybe it’s because the top layer of a solar panel is glass. Or maybe it’s because solar panels look vulnerable up on roofs where they are exposed to the elements. Whatever the reason, many people...

Average Cost of Solar Panels & the Difference Between Panels

Jan 11, 2018

Before we start, can we take a minute to appreciate how cool solar technology is? It all starts in the sun’s core where nuclear fusion releases both heat and light. This heat and light radiates...

Solar Energy Cost Per kWh (And What Is a kWh, Anyway?)

Jan 4, 2018

If it’s been many years since your last physics lesson, get ready for a quick refresher on the basics of how we measure the power and energy of solar panel systems. We promise we won’t lecture,...

Are Solar Panels Worth It for Your Home?

Dec 28, 2017

Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to install solar panels on their home. There is no one right reason to go solar, and your reasons may even change over time. Many people first become...

How Much Does It Cost to Go Solar, Anyway?

Dec 21, 2017

It’s fun to daydream about the many home improvement projects we could take on, but when it’s time to consider starting a project, cost is one of the first questions. You want to know if the...

Namasté Solar Raises Over $3.1 Million in Unconventional Stock Offering

Jun 6, 2017

Namasté Solar has concluded its second successful private offering, raising over $3.1 million from over 91 investors. The company’s private offering, which officially closed at the end of 2016,...

Giving Back to Our Community

Apr 19, 2017

Namasté Solar loves to walk its talk. Put its money (and time) where its mouth is. Practice what it preaches. Whatever idiom you choose, the end result is the same: Namasté Solar prioritizes...

Spread the Solar Word!

Apr 19, 2017

If you believe in the benefits of solar energy, not only as a way to save money as a homeowner, but also as a way to help protect the environment – spread the solar word! 

We're Moving in 2018!

Apr 19, 2017

Namasté Solar is moving! But don't worry, we aren't going far.

Solar Panels – How Do They Work?

Mar 29, 2017

Solar panels or modules are a key component of every solar array, since they are what convert sunlight into electricity! But how exactly do they do that? 

Namasté Solar's Office Dogs

Mar 20, 2017

Everyone's favorite holistic compensation at Namasté Solar is the dogs that come to the Boulder and Denver offices everyday. 

Your Local Solar (and EV Charge) Provider

Feb 23, 2017
 
You can now make your transportation more sustainable when when visiting  Namasté Solar's Boulder office. A two-port electric vehicle (EV) charging station is up and running in the parking...

Where to Find Namasté Solar in 2017

Jan 31, 2017

Want to hear about Namasté Solar's role in the industry, and meet some of our co-owners face-to-face? In case you don't live close to one of our offices, here are the conferences and trade shows...

Solar in the Snow

Jan 19, 2017

Winter can be one of the toughest seasons for solar power generation, but living somewhere that is snowy and cloudy doesn't mean solar isn't right for you. Colder temperatures can actually allow...

Loveland Completes 3.5 Megawatt Solar Project Replacing Century-old Hydroelectric Facility

Jan 10, 2017

The City of Loveland today announced the completion of a 3.5 megawatt solar project, built to replace the Idylewilde Dam, which was damaged in the 2013 Colorado Front Range Flood. The solar...

Historic Colorado Trade Center Goes Solar

Jan 6, 2017

Conscience Bay Company (CBC) today announced the completion of a 316 kW solar array on the historic Colorado Trade Center at 5151 Bannock Street near the intersection of I-25 and I-70. The 700,000...

Namasté Solar Recognized in Outside’s  Best Places to Work 2016

Nov 16, 2016

Namasté Solar has been named to Outside's Best Places to Work of 2016. Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal balance...

Amicus Solar Awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Funding to Create New O&M Cooperative

Sep 14, 2016

Amicus Solar Cooperative, a member-owned purchasing cooperative, announced today that is has been awarded $358k from the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to found a new cooperative...

A Landmark Settlement in Colorado Over Solar Grid Fees: ‘This Could Be a Model’

Aug 26, 2016

This article was originally published on Greentech Media by Julia Pyper.

Colorado stakeholders have filed a major settlement agreement that avoids the introduction of a new grid-use fee, which...

Construction Begins on Southern Ute Solar Project

Aug 17, 2016

Namasté Solar will begin construction next month on a 1.3 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar array in southwestern Colorado for the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Vermont School Expands Commitment To Sustainability With New Solar Array

Jun 2, 2016

Construction has begun on a 446 kW ground-mounted solar array at The Putney School, a progressive, private secondary school located in southeastern Vermont. The project is being designed and...

Loveland, Colorado Receives FEMA Funding to Replace Flood-Damaged Dam with Solar Array

May 26, 2016

Namasté Solar will begin construction next month on a 3.5 megawatt (MW) ground-mounted solar array for the City of Loveland, Colorado. The Foothills Solar and Substation project is the first...

Namasté Solar Welcomes Dave Vorlage As CEO & President

May 16, 2016

Namasté Solar announced today that Blake Jones has stepped down as the company’s CEO and President. After an extensive CEO search process, the company hired Dave Vorlage to replace Jones as CEO...

What if You Knew All Your Co-Workers’ Salaries?

May 1, 2016

This article was originally published in Inc. Magazine by Etelka Lehoczky

There are many nontraditional policies at Namasté Solar, an 11-year-old designer and installer of solar energy systems...

This Company Asked Its Employees for Cash and Everybody Won

Mar 16, 2016

This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine by Michelle Goodman

When Boulder-based solar energy company Namasté Solar first went looking for capital to expand in 2004, it...

Boulder County, cities partner on new solar benefits program

Feb 16, 2016

This article was originally published in the Daily Camera by Jerd Smith.

Boulder County, in partnership with the cities within its boundaries, is launching an expanded version of a solar benefits...

Electric departments select builders for solar farms

Feb 4, 2016

This article was originally published in the Stowe Reporter by Tommy Gardner.

The electric departments in Stowe and Hyde Park have selected a contractor to build their respective solar farms, and...

Solas Energy Consulting & Namasté Solar Partnering for Consulting Services

Dec 7, 2015

Solas Energy Consulting Inc., and its US partner company, Solas Energy Consulting US Inc. today announced it has partnered with Namasté Solar,headquartered in Colorado, to provide solar consulting...

Namasté Solar Recognized in Outside’s Best Places to Work 2015

Nov 16, 2015

Namasté Solar has been selected as one of Outside's Best Places to Work in 2015. Each year, Outside recognizes the top 100 companies in the United States that help their employees strike the ideal...

Namasté Solar Partners with Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Oct 8, 2015

Namasté Solar, an employee-owned cooperative and leading engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) provider of solar electric systems for commercial, non-profit, government and residential...

Namasté Solar Opens Commercial Office in Ventura, California

Jul 7, 2015

Namasté Solar announced today it is opening a commercial office in Ventura, California. The Ventura office will be the company’s fourth commercial office location, in addition to its two Colorado...

Namasté Solar's Paradigm Shift

Apr 3, 2015

This article was originally published in Conscious Company Magazine

Founded in 2005, Namasté Solar has quickly become one of top solar installers in the state of Colorado. In addition to its...

Namasté Solar Opens Office in White Plains, New York

Mar 18, 2015

Namasté Solar announced today it is opening a branch office in White Plains, New York in March. The company currently has offices in Boulder and Denver, Colorado.

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business

Feb 23, 2015

This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine by Michelle Goodman.

Kim Jordan and Jeff Lebesch wanted to run a more democratic business. Rather than shoulder all the tough...