Joan Haysom is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Ottawa as well as a Sr. Engineer and Business Development Lead with Leidos Canada. She is a renewable energy specialist with over 22 years of experience in the energy and semiconductor sectors. She develops projects, programs and provides consulting in PV technology and PV system performance, renewable energy planning and integration, advanced solar resource analysis, smart solar plus battery system, and economic assessment of technology, with a past “first” career in integrated circuits, semiconductor device manufacturing, and innovative optoelectronic device development. She has been involved for more than 8 years with the Ottawa Renewable Energy Cooperative and has been actively engaged with outreach, mentorship and IESO and City of Ottawa energy planning initiatives.