Ryan Desharnais_PVEL CTO

Ryan Desharnais

Chief Technical Officer

RYAN JOINED PVEL IN 2016 AND BRINGS 10+ YEARS OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE TO THE TEAM.

Ryan has been instrumental in building the PVEL engineering team as well as driving its range of development efforts. Prior to entering PV industry, Ryan worked in the fuel cell industry in hydrogen production. With new opportunities he pivoted into photovoltaics, working across the lifecycle of products from R&D, design, manufacturing and system construction.  

Most recently before PVEL, Ryan served as a Reliability Engineer for PV module manufacturer Yingli Solar as well as directed operations for their U.S.-based PV Testing Lab.

Ryan holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern University. His principal areas of published work have been focused on PV system performance modeling accuracy and module degradation modes, namely potential-induced degradation and mechanical stress test procedures.