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Riding the Colorado Solar Coaster: What Namaste Solar Has Learned and What’s Important Moving Forward
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Solar Spotlight: Teri Lema

Solar Spotlight: Teri Lema

Publish Date: June 3rd, 2024

Jun 03, 2024
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How Agrivoltaics Projects Can Help Maximize Land Use

How Agrivoltaics Projects Can Help Maximize Land Use

Publish Date: May 27th, 2024 One of the most unrecognized things about large scale ground-mounted...

May 27, 2024
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How Namaste Solar Is Different and Why It Matters

How Namaste Solar Is Different and Why It Matters

Publish Date: May 13th, 2024

May 13, 2024
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Customer Spotlight: Chrissy Miresse

Customer Spotlight: Chrissy Miresse

Publish Date: May 6th, 2024 Chrissy is a research-minded environmentalist who went solar mainly for...

May 06, 2024
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How to Use Battery Storage to Create Resiliency to Power Outages

How to Use Battery Storage to Create Resiliency to Power Outages

Publish Date: April 22nd, 2024 If you’ve been feeling uncertain about your power recently, we...

Apr 22, 2024
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Debunking the Top 9 Myths About Solar

Debunking the Top 9 Myths About Solar

Publish Date: April 15th, 2024

Apr 15, 2024
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6 Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

6 Environmental Benefits of Solar Energy

Publish Date: April 8th, 2024

Apr 08, 2024
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4 Ways to Know If Your Home Solar System Is Working Properly

4 Ways to Know If Your Home Solar System Is Working Properly

Publish Date: April 1st, 2024

Apr 01, 2024
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How Much Money Could You Save if You Charged Your EV With Solar?

How Much Money Could You Save if You Charged Your EV With Solar?

Publish Date: March 25th, 2024

Mar 25, 2024
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Solar Spotlight: Matt Thomas

Solar Spotlight: Matt Thomas

Publish Date: March 18th, 2024

Mar 18, 2024
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Solar Operations and Maintenance for Commercial Properties

Solar Operations and Maintenance for Commercial Properties

Publish Date: March 11, 2024 There are many factors you’ll be considering when selecting a solar...

Mar 11, 2024
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Why Do Solar Companies Ask to See Your Utility Bills?

Why Do Solar Companies Ask to See Your Utility Bills?

Publish Date: January 3rd, 2024

Jan 03, 2024
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Customer Spotlight: Joe McTee

Customer Spotlight: Joe McTee

Publish Date: December 19th, 2023

Dec 19, 2023
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Namaste Solar’s Home Electrification Guide: Solar, Heat Pumps, EVs, and More!
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A Quarter Million Dollars Goes a Long Way for Colorado Families

A Quarter Million Dollars Goes a Long Way for Colorado Families

Publish Date: December 5th, 2023 We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… Community is so...

Dec 05, 2023
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Holiday Gift Guide: Thrifted in Colorado

Holiday Gift Guide: Thrifted in Colorado

Publish Date: November 20th, 2023

Nov 20, 2023
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Home Solar Battery Backup 101 With Namaste Solar

Home Solar Battery Backup 101 With Namaste Solar

Blog Updated: June 2024

Nov 09, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Gage Duran

Solar Spotlight: Gage Duran

Publish Date: October 16th, 2023

Oct 16, 2023
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Things To Do with Kids in Colorado: Environment Edition

Things To Do with Kids in Colorado: Environment Edition

Publish Date: September 27th, 2023 The kids are back in school and summer activities are wrapping...

Sep 27, 2023
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Top 5 Fun Facts About Solar Panels In Colorado

Top 5 Fun Facts About Solar Panels In Colorado

Publish Date: September 21st, 2023

Sep 21, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Rick Coen

Solar Spotlight: Rick Coen

Publish Date: August 31st, 2023

Aug 31, 2023
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Commercial Solar Financing and Lending Options

Commercial Solar Financing and Lending Options

Publish Date: August 25th, 2023

Aug 25, 2023
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Free Solar Panels in Colorado: Myth Busting With Namaste Solar

Free Solar Panels in Colorado: Myth Busting With Namaste Solar

Publish Date: July 13th, 2023 We have good news and bad news. The bad news is that there is no such...

Jul 13, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Anna Perry

Solar Spotlight: Anna Perry

Publish Date: June 29th, 2023

Jun 29, 2023
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The Path to an Electrician at Namaste Solar

The Path to an Electrician at Namaste Solar

Publish Date: June 22nd, 2023 As an employee-owned cooperative, part of our purpose at Namaste...

Jun 22, 2023
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Need to Meet Energize Denver Targets? Go Solar

Need to Meet Energize Denver Targets? Go Solar

Blog Updated: June 2024

May 24, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Andy Rasmussen

Solar Spotlight: Andy Rasmussen

Publish Date: May 11th, 2023 Meet Andy! He’s been at Namaste Solar for over 11 years and is...

May 11, 2023
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Environmental Justice Resources to Dig Into on Earth Day

Environmental Justice Resources to Dig Into on Earth Day

Publish Date: April 20th, 2023 Grab a seat and a snack and dive into some great videos about...

Apr 20, 2023
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2023 Earth Month Activities for All Ages

2023 Earth Month Activities for All Ages

Publish Date: April 6th, 2023 Earth Month is a great opportunity to celebrate or rekindle your...

Apr 06, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Jonny Miller

Solar Spotlight: Jonny Miller

Publish Date: March 29th, 2023 Meet Jonny! He’s worn a lot of hats from electrician to professional...

Mar 29, 2023
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How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About Solar

How to Talk to Your Friends and Family About Solar

Publish Date: March 21st, 2023 So, you’ve gone solar and now you want to tell all your friends and...

Mar 21, 2023
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A Transparent Update on Namaste Solar's Equity Journey

A Transparent Update on Namaste Solar's Equity Journey

Publish Date: March 13th, 2023 Two years ago, we published a blog to share how we have been working...

Mar 13, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Alicia Creighton

Solar Spotlight: Alicia Creighton

Publish Date: February 14th, 2023 This time we had to spotlight Alicia Creighton! She’s the HR and...

Feb 14, 2023
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12 Years as a Certified B Corp!

12 Years as a Certified B Corp!

Publish Date: January 31st, 2023

Jan 31, 2023
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Solar Spotlight: Briana Morris

Solar Spotlight: Briana Morris

Publish Date: January 25th, 2023

Jan 25, 2023
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Our New Year Resolutions and Reflections

Our New Year Resolutions and Reflections

Publish Date: January 17th, 2023 As the calendar rolls over, it’s a time to take a look back at the...

Jan 17, 2023
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Our Colorado Community is a Key Stakeholder

Our Colorado Community is a Key Stakeholder

Publish Date: December 19th, 2022

Dec 19, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Keona Maki

Solar Spotlight: Keona Maki

Publish Date: December 12th, 2022 Introducing Keona! He’s a BNC installer that has been with the...

Dec 12, 2022
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We'll Talk You Out of Solar

We'll Talk You Out of Solar

Publish Date: December 6th, 2022 Blog Updated: November 2023

Dec 06, 2022
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Holiday Gift Guide: Women & LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Holiday Gift Guide: Women & LGBTQ-Owned Businesses

Publish Date: November 22nd, 2022 For the past few years, we’ve put together a gift-buying guide to...

Nov 22, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Nate Metzler

Solar Spotlight: Nate Metzler

Publish Date: November 5th, 2022 Meet Nate Metzler. He’s a Residential EPC crew lead, licensed RW...

Nov 15, 2022
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Top 5 Reasons Your Business Will Benefit From Solar

Top 5 Reasons Your Business Will Benefit From Solar

Publish Date: October 27th, 2022 Namaste Solar has seen businesses from all different industries...

Oct 27, 2022
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Solar Energy Fun Facts (For All Ages)

Solar Energy Fun Facts (For All Ages)

Publish Date: October 5th, 2022 Sometimes we get curious about random, interesting facts about...

Oct 05, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Felicia Hamilton

Solar Spotlight: Felicia Hamilton

Publish Date: September 20th, 2022 Meet Felicia Hamilton! She started her time at Namaste Solar as...

Sep 20, 2022
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Distributed Generation is the Future of Clean Energy: A Conversation with Jason Sharpe and Eliot Abel

Distributed Generation is the Future of Clean Energy: A Conversation with Jason Sharpe and Eliot Abel

Publish Date: September 8th, 2022 With the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) being passed, we...

Sep 08, 2022
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The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) AND What It Means for Solar

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) AND What It Means for Solar

Publish Date: August 19th, 2022 The newly passed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is exciting news...

Aug 19, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Surendra Thapa

Solar Spotlight: Surendra Thapa

Publish Date: August 11th, 2022 We’re excited to introduce Surendra Thapa, co-owner and Residential...

Aug 11, 2022
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We’re Sold Out for 2022! (Plus What You Need to Know about the Solar Tax Credit)

We’re Sold Out for 2022! (Plus What You Need to Know about the Solar Tax Credit)

Publish Date: July 14th, 2022 Blog Updated: August 2022 Namaste Solar is officially sold out for...

Jul 14, 2022
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What Is a Solar Panel Made of and How Does Solar Panel Recycling Work?

What Is a Solar Panel Made of and How Does Solar Panel Recycling Work?

Blog Updated: June 2024 Solar panel recycling has always been a major question in the solar...

Jul 05, 2022
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QWEENS and Pride 2022

QWEENS and Pride 2022

Publish Date: June 23rd, 2022 As Namaste Solar continues to grow our equity efforts, we want to...

Jun 23, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Molly Williams

Solar Spotlight: Molly Williams

Publish Date: May 30th, 2022 We’re introducing you to the people that make up Namaste Solar one...

May 30, 2022
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4 Advantages of Solar Energy for Your Home

4 Advantages of Solar Energy for Your Home

Blog Updated: June 2024 While there are many reasons to go solar, here are four of the top...

May 04, 2022
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Climate Activists Who Are Making Every Day Earth Day

Climate Activists Who Are Making Every Day Earth Day

Publish Date: April 22nd, 2022 Need some inspiration this Earth Day? Here are a few climate...

Apr 22, 2022
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How Solar Energy Works: A Kid Friendly Explanation

How Solar Energy Works: A Kid Friendly Explanation

Publish Date: April 12th, 2022 When you hear the term “solar system,” you probably start thinking...

Apr 12, 2022
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How to Be Eco-Friendly (With or Without Home Solar)

How to Be Eco-Friendly (With or Without Home Solar)

Publish Date: April 4th, 2022 If you're reading this blog, you’re probably looking for ways to make...

Apr 04, 2022
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Can Your Business Save Thousands on Your Xcel Electric Bills?

Can Your Business Save Thousands on Your Xcel Electric Bills?

Publish Date: March 1st, 2022 Blog Updated: March 2023 We know that businesses have a lot to manage...

Mar 01, 2022
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Solar Spotlight: Grant Mullen

Solar Spotlight: Grant Mullen

Publish Date: February 22nd, 2022 At Namaste Solar, we love to shed some light on the amazing...

Feb 22, 2022
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Solar Panels and Energy Production: How the 200% Rule Provides More Flexibility for Homeowners Going Solar

Solar Panels and Energy Production: How the 200% Rule Provides More Flexibility for Homeowners Going Solar

Blog Updated: May 2024 It’s important to know the different elements that you should consider when...

Feb 01, 2022
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Looking Back & Moving Forward: Namaste Solar’s Resolutions & Reflections

Looking Back & Moving Forward: Namaste Solar’s Resolutions & Reflections

Publish Date: January 13th, 2022 For Namaste Solar, 2021 was a year of growth and investing in our...

Jan 13, 2022
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Namaste Solar & the community support 176 Colorado families with solar subscriptions

Namaste Solar & the community support 176 Colorado families with solar subscriptions

Publish Date: December 2nd, 2021 Providing energy bill relief This winter, 176 families will have...

Dec 02, 2021
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Holiday Gift Guide: Colorado Employee-Owned Businesses

Holiday Gift Guide: Colorado Employee-Owned Businesses

Publish Date: November 23rd, 2021 You know what time of year it is! It’s getting a little colder...

Nov 23, 2021
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How Much Do Solar Panels Save? A Cash Flow Table Explained

How Much Do Solar Panels Save? A Cash Flow Table Explained

Blog Updated: December 2022 Sometimes we just need a visual to fully understand a concept. So, in...

Nov 18, 2021
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Solar Spotlight: Taz Romine-Mann

Solar Spotlight: Taz Romine-Mann

Publish Date: September 23rd, 2021 Here at Namaste Solar, our people care deeply about both making...

Sep 23, 2021
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Realtor Tips on Selling or Buying a House with Solar Panels

Realtor Tips on Selling or Buying a House with Solar Panels

Publish Date: August 20th, 2021 Blog Updated: January 2022 If you’re looking for advice on...

Aug 20, 2021
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Nerding Out: Solar Panel Maintenance with Michael Payton

Nerding Out: Solar Panel Maintenance with Michael Payton

Publish Date: June 25th, 2021 There’s a lot of solar nerds who work at Namaste Solar, and we’re...

Jun 25, 2021
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FAQs: We Answer Your Top Commercial Solar Questions

FAQs: We Answer Your Top Commercial Solar Questions

Blog Updated: June 2024

Jun 18, 2021
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What are the Best Solar Panels for Your Home?

What are the Best Solar Panels for Your Home?

Above image: A Namaste Solar install using REC panels, our recommended solar panels. Blog Updated:...

Jun 02, 2021
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Earth Day 2021: What is Climate Justice?

Earth Day 2021: What is Climate Justice?

Publish Date: April 22nd, 2021 As Earth Day 2021 comes just a few days after a police officer was ...

Apr 22, 2021
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Why 2021 is the Best Time for Businesses to Maximize Returns on Solar

Why 2021 is the Best Time for Businesses to Maximize Returns on Solar

Publish Date: March 25th, 2021 The opportunity to earn a compelling return on investment (ROI) by...

Mar 25, 2021
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Time of Use Rates: How this Pricing will Affect Your Xcel Energy Bill

Time of Use Rates: How this Pricing will Affect Your Xcel Energy Bill

Blog Updated: June 2024 Change is on the horizon for Xcel Energy customers. The largest utility...

Mar 04, 2021
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Equity Work at Namaste Solar: Where We’ve Been and Where We are Going

Equity Work at Namaste Solar: Where We’ve Been and Where We are Going

Publish Date: January 28th, 2021 Like much of America, Namaste Solar experienced an awakening the...

Jan 28, 2021
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Congress Extends Federal Solar Tax Credit by Two Years

Congress Extends Federal Solar Tax Credit by Two Years

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Jan 08, 2021
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Namaste Solar and local businesses donate $30K to Energy Outreach Colorado for 120 struggling families

Namaste Solar and local businesses donate $30K to Energy Outreach Colorado for 120 struggling families

Publish Date: December 18th, 2020 While 2020 was a year of tension and hardship, it was also a year...

Dec 18, 2020
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Climate Change and Easy Science Experiments for Kids

Climate Change and Easy Science Experiments for Kids

Publish Date: December 10th, 2020 Climate change is affecting our planet, and if you’re a parent,...

Dec 10, 2020
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Commercial Solar: The Demand for and Marketability of Green Buildings

Commercial Solar: The Demand for and Marketability of Green Buildings

Publish Date: December 1st, 2020 Green buildings are no longer a niche category, and the increasing...

Dec 01, 2020
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Holiday Gift Guide: Colorado BIPOC Businesses

Holiday Gift Guide: Colorado BIPOC Businesses

Publish Date: November 24th, 2020 Between a pandemic that slowed down the world, protests across...

Nov 24, 2020
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Top Questions on Qualifying for the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Top Questions on Qualifying for the Federal Solar Tax Credit

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Oct 29, 2020
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How Namaste Solar’s Vertical Integration Provides Customer Satisfaction

How Namaste Solar’s Vertical Integration Provides Customer Satisfaction

Publish Date: October 16th, 2020 At Namaste Solar, our ability to coordinate our efforts across...

Oct 16, 2020
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Community Profit Sharing at Namaste Solar

Community Profit Sharing at Namaste Solar

Publish Date: September 22nd, 2020 Amid the pandemic and a rising movement for racial justice, the...

Sep 22, 2020
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How to Overcome Split Incentive in a Triple Net Lease with Solar

How to Overcome Split Incentive in a Triple Net Lease with Solar

Publish Date: September 2nd, 2020 Blog Updated: September 2023 For commercial property owners with...

Sep 02, 2020
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The Value of Debt & Home Solar

The Value of Debt & Home Solar

Publish Date: August 13th, 2020 First time home buyers are looking for a place to call home, a...

Aug 13, 2020
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5 Factors that Determine the Solar ROI of Your Commercial Solar Installation

5 Factors that Determine the Solar ROI of Your Commercial Solar Installation

Publish Date: August 4th, 2020 Commercial solar installations offer the opportunity for businesses...

Aug 04, 2020
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What is net metering?

What is net metering?

Publish Date: July 30th, 2020 Blog Updated: January 2022 One of the key concepts in how solar...

Jul 30, 2020
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The Namaste Solar Story, Part Five – Going National, Coming Home

The Namaste Solar Story, Part Five – Going National, Coming Home

Publish Date: June 30th, 2020 Part five of the Namaste Solar story covers a period of growth and...

Jun 30, 2020
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Nerding Out: Solar Energy Policy with Julian Musikant

Nerding Out: Solar Energy Policy with Julian Musikant

Publish Date: June 25th, 2020 Namaste Solar is lucky to have so many solar nerds on our team. These...

Jun 25, 2020
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Should You Buy or Lease Solar Panels?

Should You Buy or Lease Solar Panels?

Publish Date: June 15th, 2020 Going solar is an exciting investment when you consider the financial...

Jun 15, 2020
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Safe Harbor Strategies for Securing the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Safe Harbor Strategies for Securing the Solar Investment Tax Credit

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

May 18, 2020
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Solar Energy for Kids: Science, Activities & History

Solar Energy for Kids: Science, Activities & History

Publish Date: April 24th, 2020 This one is for you, parents! Yes, it says solar energy for kids in...

Apr 24, 2020
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How to be More Sustainable with Actions Big & Small

How to be More Sustainable with Actions Big & Small

Publish Date: April 22nd, 2020 Paper or plastic? Bike or drive? Meat or veggies? Folks at Namaste...

Apr 22, 2020
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Earth Day 2020: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Earth Day 2020: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary

Publish Date: April 20th, 2020 The world is facing a health crisis that has dramatically changed...

Apr 20, 2020
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Transparency in Business: What We've Learned at Namaste Solar

Transparency in Business: What We've Learned at Namaste Solar

Publish Date: April 9th, 2020 From the beginning, Namaste Solar has been built as a transparent...

Apr 09, 2020
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How Namaste Solar is Providing Virtual Solar Energy Quotes for Homes, Businesses During COVID-19

How Namaste Solar is Providing Virtual Solar Energy Quotes for Homes, Businesses During COVID-19

Publish Date: March 27th, 2020 The worldwide COVID-19 crisis has made it a strange time not only to...

Mar 27, 2020
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How to Assess a Commercial Solar Project Proposal

How to Assess a Commercial Solar Project Proposal

Publish Date: February 27th, 2020 Blog Updated: November 2023 Businesses across the country are...

Feb 27, 2020
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Is My Roof Good for Solar Panels?

Is My Roof Good for Solar Panels?

Publish Date: February 12th, 2020 Think of your roof as a canvas and solar panels as the medium we...

Feb 12, 2020
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What Goes Into a Free Solar Quote for Your Home

What Goes Into a Free Solar Quote for Your Home

Publish Date: February 5th, 2020 It’s time. You’ve been researching solar options for your home and...

Feb 05, 2020
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Namaste Solar Celebrates 15 Years of Providing Solar Energy

Namaste Solar Celebrates 15 Years of Providing Solar Energy

Publish Date: February 2nd, 2020 In 2005, after feeling conflicted by the environmental impact of...

Feb 02, 2020
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Namaste Solar Joins 500+ B Corporations Committed to Net Zero by 2030

Namaste Solar Joins 500+ B Corporations Committed to Net Zero by 2030

Publish Date: January 23rd, 2020 “I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is,”...

Jan 23, 2020
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The Federal Solar Tax Credit is Declining: How to Get Your Solar Panel Tax Credit in 2020

The Federal Solar Tax Credit is Declining: How to Get Your Solar Panel Tax Credit in 2020

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Jan 14, 2020
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Solar Spotlight: Arthur Hicks

Solar Spotlight: Arthur Hicks

Publish Date: January 2nd, 2020 Here at Namaste Solar, we are lucky to work with some pretty...

Jan 02, 2020
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How Denver is Combating Global Warming by Becoming a Solar Energy Leader

How Denver is Combating Global Warming by Becoming a Solar Energy Leader

Publish Date: December 30th, 2019 As headlines regarding climate change grow more alarming,...

Dec 30, 2019
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The Solar Energy Industry Will Thrive Even as Federal Tax Credit Declines

The Solar Energy Industry Will Thrive Even as Federal Tax Credit Declines

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Dec 19, 2019
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Art + Sol: Creating a Mural with Sun Valley Neighborhood

Art + Sol: Creating a Mural with Sun Valley Neighborhood

Publish Date: December 1st, 2019 In 2018, Namaste Solar moved its Denver office from the RiNo...

Dec 01, 2019
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Holiday Gift Guide: Sustainable Gifts from Colorado Companies

Holiday Gift Guide: Sustainable Gifts from Colorado Companies

Publish Date: November 27th, 2019 No matter your creed, background, or beliefs, the holidays are an...

Nov 27, 2019
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Solar Energy Supports Colorado Jobs and Pollinator Habitat

Solar Energy Supports Colorado Jobs and Pollinator Habitat

Publish Date: November 6th, 2019 Namaste Solar, in partnership with Solaris Energy, completed a new...

Nov 06, 2019
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How To Remove Your Utility Expenses This Budget Season

How To Remove Your Utility Expenses This Budget Season

Publish Date: October 30th, 2019 Blog Updated: September 2023

Oct 30, 2019
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Claiming the Federal Solar Tax Credit in 2019: Residential vs. Commercial

Claiming the Federal Solar Tax Credit in 2019: Residential vs. Commercial

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Oct 17, 2019
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The Namaste Solar Story, Part Four – On Stage with Obama

The Namaste Solar Story, Part Four – On Stage with Obama

Publish Date: September 30th, 2019 Part four of the Namaste Solar story covers one special moment...

Sep 30, 2019
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Namaste Solar at the Denver Climate Strike

Namaste Solar at the Denver Climate Strike

Publish Date: September 23rd, 2019 Thank you to everyone who joined us in Denver this past Friday...

Sep 23, 2019
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Should I Install Solar Panels Now or Wait?

Should I Install Solar Panels Now or Wait?

Publish Date: September 10th, 2019 The solar industry continues to evolve and grow, installing a...

Sep 10, 2019
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We’re Talking to You, Corporate America

We’re Talking to You, Corporate America

Publish Date: August 29th, 2019 Shareholder primacy and an unwavering focus on the financial bottom...

Aug 29, 2019
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Solar Panel ROI: How Long Do Solar Panels Take to Pay for Themselves

Solar Panel ROI: How Long Do Solar Panels Take to Pay for Themselves

Publish Date: July 29th, 2019 Adding solar to your home is an opportunity to save money while...

Jul 29, 2019
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Solar Spotlight: Davis Fogerty

Solar Spotlight: Davis Fogerty

Publish Date: June 25th, 2019 Title: Solar Installer, AC2, Namaste Solar Co-Owner How long have you...

Jun 25, 2019
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Find the Best Local Solar Company with Amicus

Find the Best Local Solar Company with Amicus

Publish Date: June 19th, 2019 It feels good to buy local, but the research also shows that choosing...

Jun 19, 2019
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The Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses

The Benefits of Solar Panels for Businesses

Publish Date: May 30th, 2019 Going solar is about more than being green; investments in on-site...

May 30, 2019
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Charged Up: EV Charging Stations at Namaste Solar Locations in Boulder and Denver

Charged Up: EV Charging Stations at Namaste Solar Locations in Boulder and Denver

Publish Date: May 23rd, 2019 As part of our mission to create a cleaner, healthier environment and...

May 23, 2019
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Buying or Selling a Home with Solar Panels: What Do You Need to Know?

Buying or Selling a Home with Solar Panels: What Do You Need to Know?

Publish Date: April 23rd, 2019 Home solar panel systems are designed to last at least 25 years, and...

Apr 23, 2019
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The Namaste Solar Story, Part Three – Big Shifts

The Namaste Solar Story, Part Three – Big Shifts

Publish Date: April 2nd, 2019 The story of Namaste Solar has been written by many individuals over...

Apr 02, 2019
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Home Solar Financing Options: Go Solar with $0 Down

Home Solar Financing Options: Go Solar with $0 Down

Publish Date: March 13th, 2019 You don’t need to pay any money up front to access the benefits of...

Mar 13, 2019
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What is Title 24, Part 6? The Nation's First Solar Mandate in California

What is Title 24, Part 6? The Nation's First Solar Mandate in California

Publish Date: February 25th, 2019 As a Colorado solar company, Namaste Solar focuses our...

Feb 25, 2019
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The Namaste Solar Story, Part Two – A United Struggle

The Namaste Solar Story, Part Two – A United Struggle

Publish Date: February 21st, 2019 The story of Namaste Solar has been written by many individuals...

Feb 21, 2019
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The Namaste Solar Story: Part One – The Origin Story

The Namaste Solar Story: Part One – The Origin Story

Publish Date: January 24th, 2019 The story of Namaste Solar has been written by many individuals...

Jan 24, 2019
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Maximize Your ROI with the Denver Green Building Ordinance

Maximize Your ROI with the Denver Green Building Ordinance

Publish Date: January 10th, 2019 The Denver Green Building Ordinance (formerly known as the Denver...

Jan 10, 2019
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Mission-Driven at Our Core: Namaste Solar Becomes a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation

Mission-Driven at Our Core: Namaste Solar Becomes a Colorado Public Benefit Corporation

Publish Date: December 13th, 2018 In 2005, the founders of Namaste Solar built a company with a...

Dec 13, 2018
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How Much Money Can I Really Save With Solar Panels?

How Much Money Can I Really Save With Solar Panels?

Publish Date: December 4th, 2018 Can you save money by installing solar panels for you home? Yes!...

Dec 04, 2018
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Community Solar Gardens in Colorado: How to Go Solar if Home Solar isn't an Option

Community Solar Gardens in Colorado: How to Go Solar if Home Solar isn't an Option

Publish Date: November 30th, 2018 At Namaste Solar, our goal is to put extra cash in your pocket...

Nov 30, 2018
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Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Colorado B Corporations

Holiday Gift Guide: Shop Colorado B Corporations

Publish Date: November 20th, 2018 The holidays are a season for spreading cheer and connecting with...

Nov 20, 2018
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Vote Every Day to Help Create a Better World

Vote Every Day to Help Create a Better World

Publish Date: November 14th, 2018 From a conventional perspective, elections only come around every...

Nov 14, 2018
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Upslope Brewing Taps the Sun with Solar and Joins the B Corporation Movement

Upslope Brewing Taps the Sun with Solar and Joins the B Corporation Movement

Publish Date: November 8th, 2018 The movement toward a more inclusive and sustainable economy has...

Nov 08, 2018
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Our Easy Solar Installation Process: What to Expect When You Go Solar

Our Easy Solar Installation Process: What to Expect When You Go Solar

Publish Date: November 1st, 2018 Alarming reports about climate change continue to come out, and...

Nov 01, 2018
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The Federal Solar Tax Credit: Why 2019 is the Year to Go Solar

The Federal Solar Tax Credit: Why 2019 is the Year to Go Solar

Update: The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 extended the federal solar tax credit. It will remain...

Oct 26, 2018
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Colorado C-PACE Financing: A Game Changer for Commercial Solar

Colorado C-PACE Financing: A Game Changer for Commercial Solar

Publish Date: October 4th, 2018 Commercial solar offers significant benefits for property owners,...

Oct 04, 2018
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The Denver Green Roof Initiative: What You Need to Know

The Denver Green Roof Initiative: What You Need to Know

UPDATE: An updated version of the initiative was passed by Denver City Council on November 2, 2018...

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Harmony Cottages: Namaste Solar Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Harmony Cottages: Namaste Solar Partners with Habitat for Humanity

Publish Date: August 2nd, 2018 Namaste Solar is not business as usual. We’re an employee-owned B...

Aug 02, 2018
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Find Your Colorado Solar Incentives & Rebates

Find Your Colorado Solar Incentives & Rebates

Blog Updated: May 2024 Colorado homeowners and commercial property owners are in luck when they go...

Jun 19, 2018
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Online Solar System Calculators: What You Should Know

Online Solar System Calculators: What You Should Know

Publish Date: June 6th, 2018 Many home and business owners begin their solar journey by consulting...

Jun 06, 2018
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The Tesla Solar Roof: Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Roof Tiles

The Tesla Solar Roof: Pros and Cons of Installing Solar Roof Tiles

Publish Date: May 22nd, 2018 Tesla’s Solar Roof tiles have been creating plenty of buzz in the...

May 22, 2018
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Solar Panels & Hail: How Much Hail Can Solar Panels Handle?

Solar Panels & Hail: How Much Hail Can Solar Panels Handle?

Blog Updated: July 2023 With hail as a frequent concern here in Colorado’s Front Range, our...

Apr 17, 2018
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Are Solar Panels a Good Investment?

Are Solar Panels a Good Investment?

Publish Date: April 4th, 2018 Blog Updated: March 2023 When considering solar energy for a home,...

Apr 04, 2018
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Questions About Fort Collins Utilities' Time of Use Rate Structure?

Questions About Fort Collins Utilities' Time of Use Rate Structure?

Publish Date: March 12th, 2018 Blog Updated: May 2023 Starting in October 2018, Fort Collins...

Mar 12, 2018
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What Does It Mean to Work for a B Corp?

What Does It Mean to Work for a B Corp?

Publish Date: February 8th, 2018 Namaste Solar has a long history of doing business differently and...

Feb 08, 2018
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How the New Tax Bill Improves the Financial Performance of Commercial Solar PV

How the New Tax Bill Improves the Financial Performance of Commercial Solar PV

Publish Date: February 1st, 2018 The final draft of the new tax bill delivered some unexpected...

Feb 01, 2018
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The Solar Panel Tariff: Our View on the Impacts

The Solar Panel Tariff: Our View on the Impacts

Publish Date: January 29th, 2018 On January 22nd, President Trump announced a 30% solar panel...

Jan 29, 2018
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How Long Do Solar Panels Last: Lifespan & Maintenance

How Long Do Solar Panels Last: Lifespan & Maintenance

Publish Date: January 17th, 2018 Blog Updated: September 2022

Jan 17, 2018
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Average Cost of Solar Panels & the Difference Between Panels

Average Cost of Solar Panels & the Difference Between Panels

Publish Date: January 11th, 2018 Before we start, can we take a minute to appreciate how cool solar...

Jan 11, 2018
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Solar Energy Cost Per kWh (And What Is a kWh, Anyway?)

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

Publish Date: January 4th, 2018 When looking at installing solar panels on your home, you’ll...

Jan 04, 2018
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Are Solar Panels Worth It for Your Home?

Are Solar Panels Worth It for Your Home?

Publish Date: December 28th, 2017 Everyone has their own reasons for wanting to install solar...

Dec 28, 2017
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How Much Does It Cost to Go Solar, Anyway?

How Much Does It Cost to Go Solar, Anyway?

Publish Date: December 21st, 2017 It’s exciting to think about the savings you can get by switching...

Dec 21, 2017
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Namaste Solar Raises Over $3.1 Million in Unconventional Stock Offering

Namaste Solar Raises Over $3.1 Million in Unconventional Stock Offering

Publish Date: June 6th, 2017 Namaste Solar has concluded its second successful private offering,...

Jun 06, 2017
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Giving Back to Our Community

Giving Back to Our Community

Publish Date: April 19th, 2017 Namaste Solar loves to walk its talk. Put its money (and time) where...

Apr 19, 2017
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Solar Panels – How Do They Work?

Solar Panels – How Do They Work?

Publish Date: March 29th, 2017 Solar panels or modules are a key component of every solar array,...

Mar 29, 2017
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Namaste Solar's Office Dogs

Namaste Solar's Office Dogs

Publish Date: March 20th, 2017 Everyone's favorite holistic compensation at Namaste Solar is the...

Mar 20, 2017
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Where to Find Namaste Solar in 2017

Where to Find Namaste Solar in 2017

Publish Date: January 31st, 2017 Want to hear about Namaste Solar's role in the industry and meet...

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Solar in the Snow

Solar in the Snow

Publish Date: January 19th, 2017 Winter can be one of the toughest seasons for solar power...

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

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

Publish Date: January 10th, 2017 The City of Loveland today announced the completion of a 3.5...

Jan 10, 2017
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Historic Colorado Trade Center Goes Solar

Historic Colorado Trade Center Goes Solar

Publish Date: January 6th, 2017 Conscience Bay Company (CBC) today announced the completion of a...

Jan 06, 2017
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Namaste Solar Recognized in Outside’s  Best Places to Work 2016

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

Publish Date: November 16th, 2016 Namaste Solar has been named to Outside's Best Places to Work of...

Nov 16, 2016
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Amicus Solar Awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative Funding to Create New O&M Cooperative

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

Publish Date: September 14th, 2016 Amicus Solar Cooperative, a member-owned purchasing cooperative,...

Sep 14, 2016
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A Landmark Settlement in Colorado Over Solar Grid Fees: ‘This Could Be a Model’

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

Publish Date: August 26th, 2016 This article was originally published onGreentech MediabyJulia Pyper

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Construction Begins on Southern Ute Solar Project

Construction Begins on Southern Ute Solar Project

Publish Date: August 17th, 2016 Namaste Solar will begin construction next month on a 1.3 megawatt...

Aug 17, 2016
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Vermont School Expands Commitment To Sustainability With New Solar Array

Vermont School Expands Commitment To Sustainability With New Solar Array

Publish Date: June 2nd, 2016 Construction has begun on a 446 kW ground-mounted solar array at The...

Jun 02, 2016
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Loveland, Colorado Receives FEMA Funding to Replace Flood-Damaged Dam with Solar Array

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

Publish Date: May 26th, 2016 Namaste Solar will begin construction next month on a 3.5 megawatt...

May 26, 2016
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What if You Knew All Your Co-Workers’ Salaries?

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

Publish Date: May 1st, 2016 This article was originally published inInc. MagazinebyEtelka Lehoczky

May 01, 2016
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This Company Asked Its Employees for Cash and Everybody Won

This Company Asked Its Employees for Cash and Everybody Won

Publish Date: March 16th, 2016 This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine by ...

Mar 16, 2016
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Boulder County, cities partner on new solar benefits program

Boulder County, cities partner on new solar benefits program

Publish Date: February 16th, 2016 This article was originally published in the Daily Camera by Jerd...

Feb 16, 2016
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Electric departments select builders for solar farms

Electric departments select builders for solar farms

Publish Date: February 4th, 2016 This article was originally published in the Stowe Reporter by...

Feb 04, 2016
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Solas Energy Consulting & Namaste Solar Partnering for Consulting Services

Solas Energy Consulting & Namaste Solar Partnering for Consulting Services

Publish Date: December 7th, 2015 Solas Energy Consulting Inc., and its US partner company, Solas...

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

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

Publish Date: November 16th, 2015 Namaste Solar has been selected as one of Outside's Best Places...

Nov 16, 2015
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Namaste Solar Partners with Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Namaste Solar Partners with Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania

Publish Date: October 8th, 2015 Namaste Solar, an employee-owned cooperative and leading...

Oct 08, 2015
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Namaste Solar's Paradigm Shift

Namaste Solar's Paradigm Shift

Publish Date: April 3rd, 2015 This article was originally published in Conscious Company Magazine.

Apr 03, 2015
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How to Build an Employee-Owned Business

How to Build an Employee-Owned Business

Publish Date: February 23rd, 2015 This article was originally published in Entrepreneur Magazine by

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