Namasté Solar & Miller International Bring Solar to the World of Western Apparel

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Miller International Inc., a multi-brand, western apparel company, selected Namasté Solar, a leader in the PV solar installation industry, as their solar partner to add cleaner, greener energy to their headquarters in Denver, Colorado.

Miller International Inc., a multi-brand, western apparel company, selected Namasté Solar, a leader in the PV solar installation industry, as their solar partner to add cleaner, greener energy to their headquarters in Denver, Colorado. Namasté Solar, now in the final phase of completing Miller’s 499 kilowatt rooftop solar electric system, welcomed the chance to partner with an established Colorado-based company such as Miller International, and the unique opportunity to bring solar to the world of western apparel.

“Miller International has been a staple of the Colorado business community for decades and really took a hard look at the project economics and Namaste Solar’s credentials before deciding to move forward with the installation. By utilizing SunPower modules – the highest efficiency modules in the market – and taking advantage of Xcel Energy’s solar-specific “Time-Of-Use” rate, Namasté Solar was able to maximize the size of the system and provide a very attractive return on their investment,” Heath Mackay, Co-Owner, Commercial Project Developer, Namasté Solar.

Over 80% of Miller’s electricity needs will now be generated from the recently installed solar panels, bringing new energy to the facility that the company has occupied since the 1970s. Miller’s solar electric system, consisting of 1,526 high efficiency solar panels, will provide more than 712,128 kWh of electricity each year and prevent 1,458,438 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions annually – the equivalent of not driving 1,595,263 vehicle miles each year or planting 56,094 trees.

“Like Miller International, Inc., our focus at Namasté Solar is to provide quality products and services to our customers. Our installation on Miller’s Denver facility also serves as a great example that the demand for solar energy isn’t limited by industry. We hope the partnership between Namasté Solar and Miller sparks more conversation about the positive impacts that solar offers businesses from both an environmental and financial standpoint,” Blake Jones, President & CEO, Namasté Solar.

About Miller International, Inc.
Miller International, Inc. is the driving force behind the brands of Cinch® Jeans and Shirts, Cruel Denim®, Miller Ranch®, and Southern Thread®. The company's roots date back to 1918 when a humble salesman from the East toured the Rocky Mountain region with a unique line of cowboy hats. Through the years, Miller has narrowed the focus on development and distribution of its innovative products to participating retailers in the western industry. Today, the Cinch® brand continues to be known as the leader in premium clothing inspired by the attitude and values of the western lifestyle man: adventurous, competitive and confident. Always ensuring that its jeans are both fashionable and functional, the brand focuses on building high quality products, offering numerous styles and continuing to take risks on innovative designs and processes.

About Namasté Solar
Namasté Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains solar electric systems for commercial, non-profit, government and residential customers throughout the United States. Based in Colorado, Namasté Solar has installed over 3,000 solar electric systems throughout the state. Namasté Solar’s unique business practices include democratic employee ownership, open-book management, and donating twenty percent of its earnings to local non-profits. For more information about Namasté Solar and to learn about the company’s conscientious business practices, visit http://www.namastesolar.com.

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