Ethics Pledge

COSSA Code of Ethics

As a member organization of the Colorado Solar and Storage Association (COSSA), we are committed to conducting our business in an ethical manner and upholding the integrity of the solar and energy storage industry. All members make commitments to the following principles:

  • Members shall maintain the highest ethical standards when advertising, selling, installing and servicing, guided by the principles of honesty and integrity.
  • Members shall hold paramount the safety, health and welfare of the public in the performance of their duties.
  • Members shall act in a professional manner in their interactions with the general public, consumers, and other professionals.
  • Members shall not engage in deceptive acts in the solicitation of solar energy or storage work.
  • Members shall design, engineer, manufacture, sell, and install systems in compliance with applicable codes, standards and licensing and in a manner compatible with public health, safety, and environmental values.
  • Members shall be clear about warranties associated with product offerings, and comply with all local, state and federal regulations associated with warranties.
  • Members shall not falsify or misrepresent their qualifications as a solar energy or storage contractor.
  • Members shall employ knowledgeable sales personnel, trained in the solar products they market to provide customers with up-to-date, understandable product information.
  • Members shall present honestly the capabilities, performance, and benefits of solar products and systems, including without limitation any energy savings potential.
  • Members shall quote realistic prices and completion dates, and shall strive to fulfill these estimates.
  • Members shall accurately and honestly represent any financing mechanism in any transaction so as to be highly transparent and forthright as to its terms.
  • Members shall conform to the law and intent of federal, state, utility, and local incentives and fairly represent the impact of such incentives in all transactions.
  • Members’ proposals shall include all known costs necessary for the project to comply with applicable building codes, inspection protocols and utility regulation compliance costs.
  • Members shall not knowingly quote a project that does not meet solar and other applicable codes or knowingly present bids on work with the intent of profiting from change orders.
  • Members shall perform contracting services only in their area of expertise.
  • Members shall not affix their signatures to any plans or documents dealing with subject matter in which they lack competency.

This is only a segment of the broader 2022 Code of Ethics. Read our full