Pam's Insights on the Present and Future of Solar on SunCast

Settle in for a long cut, rare, and intimate conversation with Pamela Cargill, Principal of Chaolysti as she hosted Nico Johnson of the SunCast podcast at her beautiful waterfront office in Alameda to share some wine and conversation.

You should have a listen if you're interested in:

  • Insights into how small companies prepare for growth in solar
  • Solid tools Pam uses to coach her clients along that path
  • What it's like leaving corporate to run your own consulting business, from a woman's perspective
  • Some of pam's favorite books and who has influenced her
  • And about a dozen other insights gleaned from this hour with Pam

Check out the show notes for more!

Posted on September 12, 2017 and filed under news.

Pamela Cargill honored in the Solar Power World Innovators and Influencers of 2017

Pam was recently honored by Solar Power World magazine as one of eight individuals who are making great strides at promoting solar adoption across the country and the globe. Leaders of several solar organizations chose those featured in this year’s class of Innovators and Influencers, showing us a personal side of the business we don’t often see in the headlines.

Pam was thrilled to be recognized by Gwendalyn Bender of Vaisala. Pam has watched Gwen grow in leaps and bounds in her career since they first met through the industry several years ago. 

Read about why she received this accolade here.

Posted on September 5, 2017 and filed under news.

The Future of Solar is Small

In the second installment of Pam's interview with Aurora, she shares her observations on how the industry is evolving and what trends contractors should be keeping an eye on.

In this interview, you'll learn:

  • How the solar industry will continue to look more like traditional trades, and what that means for solar contractors and their profits.
  • How to understand the value of what to automate, especially when it comes to customer touchpoints.
  • How to drive business excellence by looking at what other construction sectors are doing well and borrowing liberally from them.

Read Part 2 Here.

Posted on August 25, 2017 and filed under operations.

In Conversation on Great Business Practices for Solar Contractors

Pam spoke with staff from solar design software Aurora recently about the the deeper strategic thinking and leadership principles that separate good solar companies from ones that are truly great.

In this interview, you'll learn:

  • The value of defining the foundational purpose and "sense of why" that drives the values of the entire organization.
  • What the right number of metrics to track are - and a few examples.
  • Why to put more resources (financial and people) toward managing customer experience over just investing in the funnel and pre-funnel.

Read more from part 1 of Pam's interview here.

Posted on August 10, 2017 and filed under news.