Capital Solar Group, LLC

What is the biggest misconception about the industry?

That solar is too expensive. An organization can either choose to pay the utility in perpetuity for energy or can invest in solar which generates a high return, makes use of underutilized space and is great for the environment.


What is your biggest current challenge at work?

We have been very fortunate to hire awesome people since we started. Continuing to find, train and retain great people will be critical to growth and will remain our greatest challenge.


What keeps you up at night?

My family, my business and an occasional beer league hockey game.


How does your ABC membership help your company?

The relationships and friendships established through ABC have been invaluable to the growth of our business. Education and training opportunities have also helped our team remain informed and competitive.


What do you look forward to each day?

Learning something new...sometimes a result of falling ftat on my face.


What are you like to work for?

Supportive and demanding.


Who would you trade places with for a day?

My son.


What is your favorite metro Washington hangout/restaurant?

It's a gem, The Woodbine Inn.


What is your favorite movie or TV show?

Forrest Gump.


What do you do for fun?

Spending time with my family hopefully while skiing, riding motorcycles/dirt-bikes, playing golf or ice hockey.


What did you want to be when you grew up?

An astronaut.


What book are you currently reading?

The E-Myth Revisited by Michael Gerber.


What business/career advice do you wish you had when you began?

My grandfather recently told me: "You can't be everywhere but you can read everywhere." Staying current with news and technology is necessary to run a proactive business and key to providing all stakeholders with unmatched value.


What was your first job?


Capital Solar Group637140020638910797

Capital Solar Group was founded on over 25 years of combined solar industry experience. Our approach to deployment of premium solar assets originates with strong client relationships so we can fully understand and execute project goals and objectives. We provide consulting, engineering, construction and asset management services for organizations across the Mid-Atlantic region seeking to install systems of any size. The solar industry is evolving at a rapid pace, and our in- house NABCEP Certified design team has the understanding of new technologies and code requirements to design the most effi cient and cost-effective systems to power your organizations clean energy future.

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Michael Ryan
Capital Solar Group, LLC