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Ryan Zahner

VP Project Management & Construction

As Vice President of Project Management and Construction, Ryan manages the teams responsible for delivering the pipeline of high-quality solar and storage projects for Coronal Energy.  From 2008-2015, Ryan served as the Vice President of Operations for Blue Oak Energy, a nationally recognized engineering and construction firm focused on utility scale and commercial/industrial scale solar customers. Blue Oak Energy was acquired by Coronal Energy in 2015.

Prior to joining Blue Oak Energy, Ryan worked in the design and engineering department for a large power plant design-build contractor and for an energy storage and fuel cell laboratory that tested and validated technologies for the automotive and energy industries.   

Ryan received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kansas State University where he co-founded the Kansas State Solar Car Racing Team. Ryan is also a Licensed Professional Engineer and Contractor.