Awards

Our Community Recognition

Namaste Solar has taken an uncommon approach to business. We choose co-ownership over hierarchy, democratic decision making over centralized leadership, sustainable growth over aggressive expansion, and collaboration over competition. We value openness, equality, and honesty in the workplace. We share our values with our community in the way we relate to our customers and partners. We support like-minded organizations through solar grants and sponsorship. Our unique business model has brought innovative results, and we are recognized for going above and beyond what’s expected.

Awards & Recognitions

2022

  • Best for the World: Best for Workers – B Corporation
  • Top Solar Contractors – Solar Power World
  • Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain Summit Awards –Energy Efficiency/ Green Construction – The Venture Community Solar Garden Project

2021

  • Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain Summit Awards – Community Service Award
  • Independent Electrical Contractors Rocky Mountain Summit Awards – Green Building Award Top
  • Companies in Energy – ColoradoBiz Magazine
  • Best for the World: Best for Workers – B Corporation
  • Top Solar Contractors – Solar Power World

2020

  • Top Solar Contractors – Solar Power World
  • Best of Boulder: Solar Systems – Boulder Weekly
  • Best for Colorado – The Alliance Center
  • Number One Largest Denver-Area Solar Company by Kilowatts Installed – Denver Business Journal

2019

  • Best for the World: Best for Workers; Environment – B Corporation
  • Best of Boulder: Solar Systems – Boulder Weekly
  • Partner of the Year – Denver Public Schools, CareerLaunch
  • Best for Colorado – The Alliance Center
  • Building Performance – U.S. Green Building Council Colorado
  • Top Solar Contractor – Solar Power World
  • Best Places to Work, Top 100 – Outside Magazine

2018

  • Best of Boulder: Solar Systems – Boulder Weekly
  • Inc. 5000: Fastest-Growing Private Companies – Inc. Magazine
  • Best Workplaces – Inc. Magazine
  • Partner of the Year – Denver Public Schools, CareerCoach
  • Best Places to Work, Top 100 – Outside Magazine
  • Best for the World: Best for Workers; Environment – B Corporation
  • Top Solar Contractor – Solar Power World

2017

  • Best Places to Work – Outside Magazine
  • Best for the World: Best for Workers – B Corporation
  • Top Safety Award – Lennar
  • Best of Boulder: Solar Systems – Boulder Weekly
  • Top Solar Contractor – Solar Power World

2016

  • Best Solar Energy Provider – Daily Camera
  • Best Places to Work – Outside Magazine
  • Best for the World: Best for Workers – B Corporation
  • Top Solar Contractor – Solar Power World
  • Best of Boulder: Solar Systems – Boulder Weekly

2015

  • Best for the World: Best for Workers – B Corporation
  • Best Places to Work – Outside Magazine
  • Best Solar Energy Provider – Daily Camera

2014

  • Most Democratic Workplaces – WorldBlu
  • Best Places to Work – Outside Magazine
  • Best Solar Energy Provider – Daily Camera
  • Best for the World: Best for Overall; Workers; Environment – B Corporation

2013

  • Most Democratic Workplaces – WorldBlu
  • Best Places to Work – Outside Magazine
  • Best for the World: Best for Overall; Workers; Environment – B Corporation
  • B Corp Champion: Blake Jones – B Corporation
  • Solar Contractors Top 100 (#59) – Solar Power World
  • Business Innovator of the Year: Blake Jones – Boulder Chamber of Commerce

2012

  • Best for the World: Overall Corporate Impact – B Corporation
  • Best for the World: Positive Worker Impact – B Corporation
  • Best for the World: Positive Environmental Impact – B Corporation
  • 2012 Gold People’s Choice Awards: Best Solar Provider Daily Camera

2011

  • Top Small Company Workplaces – Inc. Magazine & Winning Workplaces
  • Most Democratic Workplaces – WorldBlu
  • 8 Best Places to Work – Yellow Scene Magazine
  • Boulderganic: Innovation in Business – Boulder Weekly
  • Blue Ribbon Small Business Award – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Best of Business Award: Electrical Category – Small Business Commerce Association

2010

  • Entrepreneur of the Year: Rocky Mountain Region – Blake Jones – Ernst & Young
  • Most Democratic Workplaces – WorldBlu
  • Boulder Best Places to Work – Boulder Chamber of Commerce
  • Forty Under 40: Blake Jones – Boulder County Business Report
  • Inc 5000: Fastest Growing Private Companies #975 – Inc. Magazine

2009

  • Top Company Award: New Energy – Colorado Biz Magazine
  • Inc. 500: 56th Fastest-Growing Private Company – Inc. Magazine
  • 100 Brilliant Companies – Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Top 250 Private Companies, Ranked 107th – Colorado Biz Magazine
  • Best Places to Work – Denver Business Journal
  • Denver’s 50 Most Influential People: Blake Jones, Ranked 36th – 5280 Magazine
  • Environmental Achievement Award: Bronze Level – Colorado Depart. of Public Health and Environment
  • Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist: Rocky Mountain Region – Blake Jones – Ernst & Young
  • Colorado Companies to Watch – Colorado Economic Council

2008

  • Best Customer Service Award – SunPower Corporation
  • Power Book Finalist: Blake Jones – Denver Business Journal

2007

  • Business to Watch – Boulder Weekly Small Business Spark Award – Boulder Chamber of Commerce
  • Volunteer of the Year: Wes Kennedy – Colorado Solar Energy Industries Association

2006

  • Zero Waste Business Award – Eco-Cycle
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