Apr
24
to Apr 25

Solar Business Bootcamp 2017

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Philadelphia, PA

The Solar Business Boot Camp will be two days packed with workshops and educational sessions designed for the solar contractor. The focus is strictly on boosting profitability and  reducing pain points using more efficient,  proven business practices.

Pam will lead two hands-on workshops during the event. The first will open the event with an exploration of the burning questions and problems experienced by contractors in attendance. She will round out the program with a session to help participants build their a personalized plan to improve their business. 

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Nov
14
to Nov 15

2017 HPC California Regional Home Performance Conference & Trade Show

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Join together with industry leaders along with fellow weatherization professionals, home performance contracting businesses, program administrators, and others working in the residential energy efficiency industry for an educational experience at the 2017 HPC California Regional Home Performance Conference.

Chaolysti Principal Pam Cargill and Energy Circle CEO Peter Troast will host an engaging workshop session to help home performance contractors learn whether or not they should consider adding solar to their existing contracting business.

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Sep
10
to Sep 13

Solar Power International 2017

Join us at this year's Solar Power International (SPI) in Las Vegas, NV! 

SPI brings together a cross section of the solar industry and emerging energy storage and smart grid sectors to learn, network, and explore possibilities together.

On Tuesday September 12th at 9:30AM, mark your calendars and join Pam for her conference session, "Getting Out of the Race to the Bottom: Best Practices for Running a Profitable Solar Contracting Business." The session will feature a round of interactive small group breakouts exploring the question "What does a healthy solar contracting business look like?" The breakout will be followed by a panel discussion featuring the advice and insights from notable industry veterans like Barry Cinnamon (Cinnamon Solar), Vincent Battaglia (Renova Solar), Boaz Soifer (BayWa Solar Systems LLC), and from HVAC and Building Performance best practices from Peter Troast (Energy Circle). 

Other places to catch us at Solar Power International.

  • 9/10 Opening Networking Event
  • 9/11 SEIA DG Division Annual Meeting (SEIA members only), 12PM
  • 9/11 Poster Reception, 5PM
  • 9/11 Block Party at the Mandalay Bay Beach, 7PM
  • 9/13 Leading the Contractor Walking Tour session, 8AM

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Aug
29
9:00 AM09:00

CalSEIA Solar and Energy Storage Worker Lobby Day

Get on the bus, the train, or into your car and join Pam, CalSEIA members, and dozens of solar and energy storage workers and advocates to help educate lawmakers about the importance of solar and storage jobs in California. 

Let's deliver a message together in Sacramento about the need to support legislation that promotes solar energy, energy storage and a clean and just energy economy!

Learn more and register here.

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Aug
4
to Aug 6

GRID Alternatives Women's Build Retreat

This year, GRID Alternatives Colorado is holding our second annual Women's Build and Retreat, "She Shines," to help women develop professional confidence in every stage in her career. This weekend will bring together more than 50 people who identify as women who are interested in the Colorado renewable energy industry-- leading executives, up-and-coming professionals, and community members. 

Join us as we install a community solar garden, learn from women leaders in their fields, and workshop how women can support women in the renewable energy industry.

Pam is designing the professional development segment of the program, where women at any stage in their career growth will be able to get feedback from small groups on the next steps they are planning in their career path and how to get there.

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Jul
11
11:00 AM11:00

Solar Heating and Cooling Symposium at Intersolar 2017

While the solar industry focuses mainly on electrical generation, nearly half of U.S. energy is used for thermal applications - space heating, cooling, ventilation, water heating and industrial processes. Solar heating and cooling (SHC) technologies meet these heating/cooling needs directly using reliable, time-tested equipment and proven designs with documented success worldwide. The SHC Alliance, a division of Solar Energy Industries Association, invites SHC stakeholders to attend this session to gain strategic information about the latest:

• What's the latest in California's SHC market?
• District heating - U.S. poised for breakthrough? 
• SHC - a new profit center for solar businesses?

Join Pam for a version of her signature workshop, the Soft Cost Treasure Hunt, from 11:25-12:25!

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Jul
11
to Jul 13

Intersolar North America 2017

Intersolar North America returns as always to beautiful San Francisco. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, smart renewable energy and solar thermal technologies. Intersolar is a critical industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the solar industry.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register and find out more.

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Jun
22
5:30 PM17:30

The Solar Foundation Summer Solstice 2017

The Solar Foundation’s annual Summer Solstice brings together our partners, allies, and friends to enjoy a beautiful summer night in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the benefits of solar energy. On the evening of June 22, we welcome you to celebrate all things solar. Join leaders in DC from across policy, government, industry, nonprofit, legal, and other fields for an upscale cocktail hour, a keynote address, and a rooftop reception.

With the purchase of a VIP ticket, you will get access to a special experience with activities lead by facilitator Pamela Cargill.

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

The Evolution of Software in Clean Energy @Cleanweb SF

Cleanweb is about applying tech solutions to resource problems-- in energy, water, waste, transit, food, air, illegal fishing/poaching/whaling and other areas-- by taking advantage of the powerful trends in cheap computing power, mobility, data availability, and social graphs.

Pam will present insights from The Solar Software Ecosystem™ at this month's meeting! Bring a friend and bring your questions about how solar contractors are using and adopting software and IT products.

Learn more and register to attend.

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May
10
to May 11

Oregon Solar Energy Conference

The Oregon Solar Energy Conference is the fastest growing regional solar conference in the U.S. We hosted over 400 attendees in 2016 at the Portland Crowne Plaza. For 2017 we will offer an additional day of training including business development sessions, hands on installation training and electrical code change courses. Also, we will be developing solar + storage trainings & policy sessions.

Pam will facilitate a special speed networking event on Wednesday evening during the conference! Come meet conference attendees in a unique and fun setting.

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May
9
8:00 AM08:00

Solar Contractor Day Presented by Energy Trust of Oregon

To thrive in an increasingly competitive environment, Oregon solar contractors must invest in the technical skills and the business skills necessary to adapt as the industry changes. At this year’s Solar Contractor Day Energy Trust offers both a Business Development Track and a Technical Training Track to give contractors the opportunity to focus on these critical areas.

Register for the second annual Energy Trust of Oregon Solar Contractor Day on Tuesday, May 9 to learn how.

Pamela Cargill, principal of Chaolysti, will facilitate the program along with Leslie Shiner of the Shiner Group.

Solar trade ally contractors will gain tools, techniques and methods to immediately lower soft costs, delight customers, operate more effectively and become future-proof. 

Register here! 

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Apr
6
10:00 AM10:00

SEIA Women's Empowerment Summit

SEIA’s Women’s Empowerment Series aims to educate, connect, and provide thought leadership for and from women in the solar industry.

Abigail Ross Hopper, SEIA’s president and CEO, has made the industry’s diversity one of her top priorities. She will moderate the feature panel and be joined by leading women in solar energy today. The Summit will also be an opportunity to network and hear from key industry leaders diving into topics, such as:

  • Women Running for Office & Careers in Public Service
  • Diversity and the Bottom Line
  • Making Solar a Story

 

Pam Cargill will lead the morning's icebreaker and speed networking activities.

Learn more and register! Discounts available for SEIA members.

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Mar
21
to Mar 23

NABCEP Continuing Education Conference

This conference is primarily intended for NABCEP Certified Professionals who need continuing education credits in order to maintain their certification. The content presented in this conference is geared toward seasoned PV industry professionals who have several years of installation and/or technical sales experience. This is the ideal opportunity for NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professionals and PV Technical Sales Professionals to obtain all of the continuing education credits needed for recertification.

Chaolysti Principal Pamela Cargill will moderate a conference session on software.

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Mar
1
to Mar 3

BayWa R.E. Partner Success Summit 2017

Chaolysti's Pamela Cargill will be at the BayWa R.E. Partner Summit leading a panel discussion on increasing complexity in the Policy arena and presenting her signature workshop “The Soft Cost Treasure Hunt: Get to Profitability by Seeking out Hidden Opportunities”

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will learn quick and easy tips to help them increase their net margin NOW. 
  • Attendees will learn why and how to engage employees in sourcing and solving the company’s most challenging problems.
  • Attendees will learn how to assess risks associated with pursuing certain soft cost reduction opportunities.

Attendance is for BayWa Customers by invitation only.

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Dec
12
to Dec 15

Renewable Energy World International 2016

Part of Powergen Week, a full-spectrum gathering of representatives from all energy generation backgrounds, Renewable Energy World International covers the hottest topics facing the renewable energy space - from grid integration to distributed resources and everything in between. 

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Oct
7
5:30 PM17:30

CalSEIA Annual Gala and Dinner 2016

We will be taking stock in the important work being done to keep California’s solar market growing and strong while wining and dining in a unique, formal setting at the beautiful and historical Berkeley City Club. 

Featuring a cocktail hour from 5:30pm-7pm on the beautiful terrace, followed by a delicious sit-down dinner and lively auction in the Ballroom, this evening is one of CALSEIA’s premier networking events of the year, bringing together California’s leading solar energy professionals and key decision-makers. Don your finest and bring your spouse or partner, this will be a night to remember and to celebrate the California Solar Industry.

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Sep
12
to Sep 15

Solar Power International 2016

Join Chaolysti and thousands of other solar professionals this year in Las Vegas for Solar Power International. 

Here's where you can find Pam:

Monday Sept 12th

  • 6:30-8PM: Welcome Networking Event - Westgate Hotel Pool Deck
  • 8PM: SEIA VIP Reception - Westgate Hotel

Tuesday Sept  13th

  • 6:30AM - Run with the Sun!
  • 9:30AM - SEIA DG Division Meeting (open to SEIA members) - Facilitating workshop
  • 2:30PM - Moderating the session "Survival of the Fittest: Future of the Residential Solar Business Model" 
  • 7PM - SPI Block Party @ OMNIA

Wednesday Sept 14th

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Aug
11
8:30 AM08:30

Pathway to 2050

Advanced Energy Economy's annual California energy policy event brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers to discuss opportunities to accelerate California's economy through the growth of advanced energy. At Pathway to 2050 there will be plenty of networking opportunities to meet with others in the advanced energy industry as well as state policy-makers.

Learn more and register.

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Jul
11
to Jul 14

Intersolar 2016

Since its establishment in 2008, Intersolar North America has become the most attended solar event and the premier networking platform for the North American solar industry. Co-located with SEMICON West, it takes place annually at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California, the United States’ pioneering solar market. The event’s exhibition and conference both focus on the areas of photovoltaics, PV production technologies, energy storage and solar thermal technologies. Since being founded, Intersolar has become the most important industry platform for manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, service providers and partners of the global solar industry. 

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Jun
21
to Jun 23

VERGE Hawaii — Asia Pacific Clean Energy Summit

VERGE Hawaii will explore innovative clean energy policies, models, technologies and infrastructure and sets the stage for immediate actions and plans needed to deliver on Hawaii’s ambitious goal of 100% renewably powered energy in the electricity sector by 2045.

Key questions the summit will address

  • What policies, plans, models and regulatory support are needed to reach this goal?

  • What is the optimal mix of energy resources and infrastructure improvements and what investment will be required?

  • Which technology solutions are available and how best can they be integrated and scaled?

  • How can innovation be encouraged, supported and financed?

  • How can big data and analytics be leveraged for success?

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Jun
1
to Jun 2

Clean Energy Ministerial

The United States will host the seventh Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM7) in San Francisco, California, on June 1 & 2, 2016. The annual meeting of energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 23 CEM member countries and the European Commission will provide an opportunity for the world’s largest and most forward leaning countries to collaborate on solutions that advance clean energy globally.

CEM7 will bring the global energy policymakers together with visionaries from the business and investment communities and other clean energy experts to drive high-impact, real-world action. Coming six months after the climate agreement was reached in Paris, this will be a critical meeting for demonstrating follow-up actions to the goals and commitments put forward.

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Fortune Brainstorm E
May
16
to May 17

Fortune Brainstorm E

Fortune Brainstorm E: Where Energy, Technology, and Sustainability Meet will bring together the smartest people we know who are operating at the forefront of the convergence of technology, energy and sustainability, including CEOs and senior executives, investors, policy makers, environmentalists, and thought leaders. We’ll challenge one another to explore the disruptive technologies and the new business models that will be needed to thrive in this age of rapid change. In two action-packed days, we’ll showcase the people, companies, ideas, and strategies that will bring about the transformational change the business world needs. We’ll gather May 16-17, in Carlsbad, CA. Click here to register.

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Solar Trade Ally Contractor Summit
May
3
8:30 AM08:30

Solar Trade Ally Contractor Summit

As competition increases, how do you plan to maintain your market share? Join us to find out! Pamela Cargill, principal of Chaolysti, will facilitate the program along with Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 and Leslie Shiner of the Shiner Group.

Solar trade ally contractors will gain tools, techniques and methods to immediately lower soft costs, delight customers, operate more effectively and become future-proof. Energy Trust of Oregon and Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association (OSEIA) will co-host a day-long Solar Trade Ally Contractor Summit on May 3, 2016.

The training is a $500 value and The Energy Trust is offering the all-day summit free of charge for solar trade ally contractors in the state of Oregon. 

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Efficient Activation, Marketing Solar Training Topic 4
Apr
28
11:00 AM11:00

Efficient Activation, Marketing Solar Training Topic 4

"Efficient Activation: Tools and Strategies for Efficient Campaign Delivery" is the fourth session in the ongoing "Build It Bright" marketing solar training series by Glenna Wiseman of Identity3 working with Energy Trust of Oregon.

Topics for this webinar include activating campaigns, editorial calendaring for content and social media, and campaign project management. The webinar will include tips on securing co-op funds from solar component manufacturers including a review of Energy Trust co-op marketing funds program and tips for implementation. 

Special Guest: Pamela Cargill, Principal of Chaolysti. 

Learn more and register here.

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

The California Renewables Rush

This conference will explore California’s massive commitment to the greening of its electricity sector. The policy is set. California will be fully reliant on renewable energy – solar, wind and hydro for half of its electric power – by 2030. The state’s utilities must buy 1,325,000 megawatts of storage by 2020 – the first state energy storage mandate in the United States.

Learn more and register.

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Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

California's Distributed Energy Future

As distributed energy gains steam in California, state regulators, policymakers, utilities and DER providers are shaping the rules, regulations, and markets that will ensure the transition is speedy and smooth. It’s a complex, exciting landscape, and today’s actions in California will undoubtedly influence tomorrow’s DER market across the country. We’ll be combining More Than Smart's CDEF network with GTM’s distributed energy market expertise. In addition, More Than Smart will be holding a half-day workshop on State Distribution Grid Planning for all those interested in starting, managing or enabling a distribution grid planning exercise like California’s in other states.

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