Efficiency is not Effectiveness: Balancing Soft Cost Reduction and Value Creation

Efficiency is about doing things right. Effectiveness is about doing the right things. Don’t be fooled by the numbers: your operation can be efficient while being completely ineffective. So should your organization to pursue efficiency or effectiveness?

Posted on January 7, 2015 and filed under operations.

2015 USSMI Event Wrap-up: Energy Storage, the ITC, and Policy Landsacpe

Last year, I wrapped up the 2013 Greentech Media U.S. Solar Market Insight conference with the themes “Solar, Storage, and Utility Collaboration” and “Focus on Operational Effectiveness.” This year, the message was related but came wrapped in a sense of urgency around the heating-up policy debates underpinning the ITC extension and the ever-complex landscape of rate design, tariffs, and value of solar conversations happening nationwide.

In our exclusive analysis for the PV Solar Report, you can read the major themes and takeaways from the 2014 U.S. Solar Market Insight Conference.

Posted on December 15, 2014 and filed under eventwrapup.

Happy Anniversary Chaolysti and All Small Solar Installers

At Chaolysti, we recognize and live everyday the challenge of and tenacity needed to start, run, and stay with your small business. That is why our mission is to serve the long tail of the solar industry. That is why we work with solar service providers to build the programs and services small residential solar installers need to most to compete and succeed in the rapidly changing solar marketplace.

Posted on December 1, 2014 and filed under news.

SolarCurator features two-time award-winning Chaolysti poster on Soft Cost Reductions

In an exclusive with SolarCurator, hand-picked news and commentary from industry veteran Tom Cheney, Pamela Cargill presents the thesis, methodologies, and recommendations highlighted in her two-time award winning poster "Using the Seven Forms of Waste and Critical Path Method to Lower Residential Solar Soft Costs."

Posted on November 20, 2014 and filed under news.