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Namaste Solar, Boulder CO

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Location: Boulder, CO
Industry: Renewable Energy
Number of employees: 300
Conversion date: 2011

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Namasté Solar was founded in 2005 to provide residential and commercial solar services. The company chose to restructure as a worker cooperative in 2011. Prior to the transition, the company operated on a one-person-one-vote basis for most operational decisions, but shareholder votes were made on a one-share-one-vote basis.  The cooperative model more closely matched the democratic ideals and also enabled the company to accept external investors without sacrificing internal control.

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Why Namaste Solar Become a Worker Cooperative from Alison Lingane on Vimeo.


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