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Surya Energy Consulting Inc. (SEC) is a solar energy and business consultancy focused on companies with a sustainability-oriented mission. In solar energy, its core competencies are technical due diligence, project management, commissioning, operations & maintenance, and performance analysis for owners, developers and lenders. The company’s aim is to help clients implement best practices along the project life cycle to maximize performance and long-term reliability. In sustainability, SEC helps early-stage clean technology companies with business planning (market research, business and financial model, investment strategy) and commercialization strategy. Based in Vancouver, Canada, SEC has experience working with clients in Canada, USA, Latin America and Caribbean, India, the Netherlands and offers services in English and Spanish
Pras is a solar energy engineer with 15 years of experience in the solar industry, having worked on over 1 GW of projects. His solar career includes tenures at
- Optisolar – solar farm design, PVsyst modeling, standards-testing, and performance characterization.
- Belectric – building out the team and processes to manage solar farm commissioning, operations and maintenance.
- SunEdison – implementing a lean feedback process to improve design and construction based on empirical operational data.
- PRO Battery – co-founder, responsible for commercial development & partnerships.
- Amec Foster Wheeler – commissioning and handover of utility-scale solar farms
These varied experiences helped broaden his understanding of the solar value-chain to include project development and finance.
Pras has complemented his corporate roles with entrepreneurial experiences as advisor and consultant to mission-based businesses. He applies his learnings from these assignments to help clients consider the social, financial, and environmental impact of their business decisions. He holds an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto and a master’s degree in solar energy engineering from Dalarna University in Sweden. He completed his master’s thesis at Utrecht University in The Netherlands, characterizing the performance of amorphous silicon thin-film solar cells.
Zohreh holds an undergraduate degree in engineering physics from Qom University and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering, with a specialty in energy conversion, from Tarbiat Modares University. Her experience includes roles as an Energy Specialist with the Afghan Ministry of Water and Energy and as an Engineer with GIZ, the German international development agency. Zohreh has also served as a lecturer with various educational institutions in Afghanistan and continues to give back as a volunteer online physics educator for girls in Afghanistan.
Christopher is a strategy and operations leader with demonstrated success in strategic planning, process improvement and performance management. Curious and outcome-oriented, enables organizations to achieve goals, increase efficiency and drive customer value. Expertise in establishing strategic priorities, analyzing business performance, and creating effective solutions.
Passionate about driving cross-functional collaboration and enhancing the organization’s ability to align priorities, make data-driven decisions, and empowering the employee base by supporting an inclusive, customer-oriented approach.
Arun is an experienced engineering professional with a demonstrated history of working in the engineering consulting industry and the municipal public sector. Involved in management and oversight of infrastructure planning, analysis, monitoring, as well as operations and maintenance activities to support long term needs from a stormwater management, water distribution and wastewater collection perspective.
Juan is a Full-Stack Data Scientist and NLP Engineer with +5 years of experience developing digital products and +10 of experience managing projects and teams working at the intersection of technology, digital innovation, and the social sciences. He has a strong track record in fast-prototyping interactive ML/NLP applications and conducting robust data science experiments.