By Gwendalyn Bender, head of solar services at Vaisala
It’s rare to find a person with both in-depth solar industry expertise and a broad array of business consulting capabilities. Pamela Cargill is that person. She is an energetic and committed individual whose passion for the distributed solar market is only matched by her capabilities to produce solid results for the installation companies she advocates for.
Pamela caught my attention at an industry event when she gave me an unconventional compliment that suggested she knew me better than I did myself at that moment. She brings that same level of insight and compassion to her clients with the goal of helping the industry learn how to collaborate more productively together to delight our common customers. Pamela works with her clients and the industry as a whole covering techniques that drive competitiveness, superior customer experience and positive employee engagement.
It’s impossible to top her passion for the solar industry. Seriously, she got married at an SPI Tweet-up event! Pamela has worked growing and shaping small, regional and national rooftop solar businesses since 2006 with firms like Kosmo Solar, Alteris Renewables, Sungevity and now her own consulting firm Chaolysti.
Pamela currently serves as the vice chair of SEIA’s Distributed Generation Division and is active in its campaign to oppose new solar tariffs. She believes strongly in giving back to the industry and provides pro bono consulting every quarter to industry causes including GRID Alternatives, CalSEIA, OSEIA, the Clean Energy Leadership Institute and others. You can always find her hosting or participating in local women in cleantech events providing mentorship to those new in the solar industry.
Pamela’s deep knowledge and enthusiasm for solar energy is infectious and inspiring. Through her firm Chaolysti she is helping people and organizations in the solar industry embrace and embark on the fulfilling adventure that emerges from continuous improvement. Pamela’s personal initiative to increase the deployment of distributed solar in ways that are effective for the industry and positive for the installer are ones we can all get behind.