OUR MISSIONLong-term vision and trajectory
Surya Energy Consulting Inc. (SEC) serves companies with an impact-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.
SEC is ready to respond to the advent of machine learning and AI technologies such as OpenAI’s GPT. With an ethos of continuous learning, SEC has added capabilities in software development and large language models (LLMs). We are able to develop custom solutions for quantitative big-data analysis and qualitative natural-language analysis for a variety of industries.
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.
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.
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.
Finance Lead/Independent Consultant
Matt is a finance professional with over 10 years of finance experience across renewable energy, building products, and utilities. He has served a number of functions within those sectors including investment banking, corporate development, FP&A, and strategic finance. Matt started his career at JPMorgan Capital Corporation as a portfolio management analyst for the tax equity group, responsible for 1GW+ of wind PTC and LIHTC partnerships. He has worked for Marathon Capital as an Associate, structuring and modeling tax equity and private debt placements for both wind PTC/ITC deals and solar ITC deals. He also has worked for James Hardie and Corix, a building products company and a privately-held multi-utility across a wide range of roles. Matt has his BSc in Finance from DePaul University in Chicago, IL
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.
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.
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.