Ryan Stout

National Solar Developer


Ryan gained renewable energy knowledge starting in energy storage for the first six years of his energy career, with the last 15 years in renewables and a focus on solar. His experience ranges from solar installation and energy storage to manufacturing and supply chain management. Ryan possesses a high level of expertise regarding the solar industry's past, present, and future. 

Since joining Performance Services in 2015, Ryan has designed and developed 50 megawatts of solar projects for K-12 school districts, universities, and local governments in the Midwest and South with a large Illinois school district project highlighted in the 2017 SEIA national report on solar systems in U.S. schools. Ryan is passionate about solar with more than 140 megawatts of development in a wide range of project installations and a focused understanding of customer needs. 

Ryan serves as an activist for the advancement of solar energy, helping to change legislation and support the need for state and federal incentives.  Stout is a graduate of Indiana University and resides in Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • B.S. in Telecommunications and Business, Indiana University 2001


  • NABCEP Off-Grid System Certification, Outback Power 2014