Ryan Hanley

Sr Director, Grid Engineering Solutions

Ryan Hanley is the Senior Director of Grid Engineering Solutions at SolarCity. He leads SolarCity’s efforts to leverage distributed energy resources – including residential and commercial solar, batteries, load management systems, smart inverters and microgrids – to benefit the electric grid and its customers.

Ryan and his team work collaboratively with utilities, regulators, vendors, national research laboratories and other industry stakeholders to leverage distributed energy resources to support next-generation grid design and operations.

Ryan oversees SolarCity’s Power Systems Engineering, Advanced Grid Product Management, and Grid Economics/Market Integration teams. Prior to SolarCity, Ryan managed the Pacific Gas & Electric’s emerging technology and smart grid portfolio for electric distribution where he directed $80M in pilot and demonstration projects. Ryan holds a BS in Civil Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Civil Engineering from Trinity College Dublin and an MBA from UC Berkeley.


September 17, 2015
Energy Independence, Hawai’i Style