Transforming Energy. Transforming Business.
We work to propagate the responsible use of solar energy, pioneer conscientious business practices, and create holistic wealth for ourselves and our community.
Not just another solar company
We’re built from the ground up to be better
As one of the only locally born and raised Colorado solar companies still in business after 16 years, we’ve built a long track record of success while also creating something unique: an employee-owned cooperative that runs its business as a force for good in our communities.
What’s the secret to our success? People come to work here out with a desire to align their work and their values. And when you love what you do, why you’re doing it, and the people you work alongside, you do outstanding work.
We’re here to support the shift to clean renewable energy while also demonstrating that there is another way to do business – a better way. We’re pioneering conscientious business practices, such as employee-ownership and holistic stakeholder wealth, that result in a higher quality of life for employees, a superior quality experience for customers, and a positive impact on our wider stakeholder communities. As part of our commitment to transforming business, we practice the following:
- We prioritize “doing the right thing” above all else
- We contribute to causes that support positive social change
- We contribute to organizations working to make a healthier environment
- We seek to benefit all stakeholders equitably
- We expect business partners to meet our Stakeholder Code of Conduct
We work to be engaged members of our communities. This includes sharing 10% of net profits after preferred dividends with our community and paid volunteer time for our employees.
Namaste Solar is committed to building a more equitable cooperative and creating a more equitable society. We will be sharing along the way as we see successes and struggles in our anti-oppression work.
Pillars of Employee-Ownership
We share the risks and rewards of business ownership.
Major decisions are made on a one-person, one-vote basis.
We practice open book management and hold open meetings.
Our Core Values
We foster leadership at all levels by encouraging drivership of new ideas, providing space for risk taking, and valuing diverse perspectives.
We engage in co-creating our success as an employee-owned cooperative through a commitment to accountability and collaborative practices.
We prioritize long-term over short-term thinking by intentionally considering the impacts of our decisions on all our stakeholders.
We measure success holistically by balancing the interests of our customers, investors, community, company, ourselves, and the Earth.
Come As You Are
We cultivate an inclusive environment for people to bring their authentic selves to work and encourage a sense of community, having fun, and leaning on each other for support.
We work to build justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by uncovering and dismantling oppressive systems in ourselves, in our company, and in our community.
Frank, Open, Honest
We practice frank, open, honest (FOH) communication in a respectful and kind manner by encouraging empathy and recognizing the power dynamics inherent in our interactions.
We foster a culture of safety by holding ourselves accountable for our own and other’s physical, interpersonal, and emotional safety.