Pari Kasotia serves as the Mid-Atlantic Director for Vote Solar. She advocates for equity-focused solar policies. Pari was instrumental in providing advocacy and communications support for the passage of MD Clean Energy Jobs Act in 2019 . In 2018, Pari played an integral role in getting the Community Solar Pilot Program passed in New Jersey as part of the Clean Energy Act of 2018. Prior to Vote Solar, Pari served as the Deputy Director of The Solar Foundation where she provided leadership and oversight, and was the lead author of the 2017 US Solar Industry Diversity Study. Pari is listed in Renewable Energy World’s Solar 40 under 40 Professionals and Midwest Energy News 40 under 40 Emerging Clean Energy Leaders. In 2019, Pari was selected as one of the Advisory Council members of the Maryland Clean Energy Center and was also voted in to serve on the Board of Director of Maryland, DC, Delaware, and Virginia’s Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA). She is also one of the kWh Analytics #Solar100 Thought Leaders.
Pari began her clean energy career at the Iowa Office of Energy Independence (OEI) as Statistical Research Analyst for energy programs in 2009. She was promoted to leadership roles at OEI as well as at the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA).
She serves on the Board of Directors of Women’s Council for Energy and Environment, She holds two Master’s degree; an MBA and an MPA. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Politics.