Like any successful company, great leadership and vision allows AREA to achieve its mission year after year.

Ryan Centerwall

Affordable Solar


Ryan Centerwall is the CEO of Affordable Solar, a New Mexico based solar and energy storage integrator. Ryan took the CEO role in 2015 and has overseen significant growth and diversification in the business in the last 6 years. He serves as the treasurer of the Roadrunner Food Bank, an organization he has long respected for their sustainable business practices and impact in the community. Ryan also serves on the WESST board of directors.

He enjoys the entrepreneurship he is surrounded by at WESST and is constantly impressed by the talent and innovation in New Mexico. Ryan is originally from Northern California and holds a degree from the University of California Santa Barbara. Ryan has a 5-year-old daughter and has temporarily convinced her to join him in his hobbies. Together they enjoy biking, skiing and building legos. 

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