Meet Ryan Ledonne

Director, Finance

Ryan leads Palladium’s project valuation activity and provides support for the company’s M&A and capital raise strategies.

  1. What excites you the most about your role at Palladium?

Since day one of stepping into a role at Palladium, what has excited me the most is being a part of such a strong, experienced team that has a deep understanding of what it takes to be successful in this industry. Seeing this team’s collective drive to success as we tackle issues and find solutions to the numerous challenges that inevitably come our way in the world of project development is what continues to excite me and, at more of a macro level, keeps me upbeat about what the future holds for Palladium.

  1. What do you see as the most significant tailwind in the renewables industry?

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (“IRA”) has undoubtedly been the biggest tailwind in the industry. While there is still more to come as to the mechanics behind some of the key pieces of legislation coming out of the IRA, the industry will continue to reap the benefits of this legislation for many years to come.

  1. What do you see as the greatest challenge facing the renewables industry and how do you think we can solve it?

One of the tough challenges coming out of the IRA passage will be the ability to serve the rapidly increasing demand for domestically produced equipment throughout the renewable industry. While the IRA has provided proper incentives to spur growth in domestic production, how quickly that can come online to meet demand from folks trying to capitalize on additional tax credits remains to be seen.

  1. What is your favorite quote?

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

– Abraham Lincoln

  1. What is a recent great read you’d like to share?

I’m admittedly not much of a reader, but one book that I recently picked up is the Biography of Abraham Lincoln. Growing up in Kentucky, I’ve always been intrigued by his life story and the leadership he displayed through one of the toughest times in our country’s history.

  1. What is a secret talent or fun hobby you do outside of developing solar?

When I get a chance (which isn’t all the often these days) I really enjoy getting out on the golf course for a round with friends and family.