Arif Aga: A leader with Impeccable Guidance SkillsCrafting the Future of Solar Consultancy

CIO Vendor To thrive and sustain in the competitive corporate world, knowledge and experience are just not adequate factors anymore. With each passing day, there are several young, yet mature minds flooding with unique ideas and innovations to change the world. These talented individuals entail proper motivation and guidance not only to enhance their efficiency but to endure the proficiency of coaching the next generation corporate professionals. Hence, comes the need of influential leaders and management consultants who possess not only the skillsetsto mold able-executives into effective leaders but to also assist organizations with improvised performances and fulfill their business objectives. One such influential industry expert is Arif Aga, an industry veteran recognized and lauded for his impeccable guidance skills owing to the flawless navigation of his brainchild SgurrEnergy towards a successful future.

Starting his professional career in 1997 as an electrical engineer with Ocean Electrotechs, Arif was determined to stand-out and craft his own individuality. His hardships certainly paid off when he initiated the commencement of SgurrEnergy in India in 2007 after envisaging the lack of purely solar focused companies in the country with his undisputable technical expertise. “Originally established in Glasgow, UK in 2002 with an aim to excel in renewable energy consulting, SgurrEnergy progressed exponentially in wind energy and assessed over 160GW of projects worldwide. With in-depth expertise and expansion potential, we started SgurrEnergy India for solar power projects globallyto provide technical advisory and engineering services. Since then, SgurrEnergy has worked on over 33GW of solar projects worldwide. With a clear vision of the adoption of renewable energy in the future and solar in particular, we saw a big opportunity for technical consultancy that would be required for solar projects worldwide,” says Arif Aga, Director, SgurrEnergy.

Under the direction of Arif, SgurrEnergy has managed to be one of the few consulting companies with triple ISO Certifications (ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018, ISO 9001:2015) accredited by UKAS. The range of services
offered by SgurrEnergy includes feasibility studies, design & detailed engineering, construction management, inspection services, O&M consulting, performance assessment, technical monitoring of asset and technical due diligence services for developers, investors & lenders and EPC contractors. “Solar project developers and investors have to evaluate the critical aspects and balance the techno-financial risks and opportunities across the value chain to leverage the benefits. And for securing these benefits, the developers and investors look for specialized solar engineering consultants who can offer multidisciplinary and comprehensive services from concept to project completion. Our strategies derived from our immense experience of innumerable projects in different global geographies help us to provide value engineering at each stage, thus ensuring a profitable project within strict timelines,” adds Arif Aga.

Adorned with a strong and capable team assisting on the landmark projects in different regions with varied topographies and challenges, SgurrEnergy has managed to achieve the highest client retention rate of 98 percent consistently from the early years of business. The client list includes many elite names such as Adani, JPL, Nextracker, RattanIndia, Atha Group, ReNew Power, Solar Pack, Ayana, Beximco, GMR, ShapoorjiPallonji, Engie, Warstila, IFC, Vikram Solar, Sunsure, SAEL, Actis, IREDA, Belectric Gulf, L&T Finance, Statkraft, Sterling & Wilson, SBI, Greenko, HCC, Fortum India, Moser Baer, IDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Mahindra Susten, Kirloskar Solar, Apollo, Lightsource BP and more. Owing to the affluent management skills and guidance of Arif Aga in 2015, SgurrEnergy bagged the services for Adani’s 648MW solar project i.e. the world’s largest solar PV project located in India.

One of the oldest and most experienced companies for 13 years, SgurrEnergy has a massive 33GW consulting experience with more than 550 plus projects

One of the oldest and most experienced companies for 13 years, SgurrEnergy has a massive 33GW consulting experience with more than 550 plus projects. Being the largest solar PV focused consultant in Asia, SgurrEnergy ensures 360-degree services with the most trusted track record in the industry. An independent consulting company trusted by both developers and lenders alike, the firmis regarded as high integrity, purely solar PV focused consulting firm with no other business interests other than consulting. Citing his future expeditions, Arif Aga quotes, “We aspire to build a stronger, bigger team of 150 highly skilled solar consultants and achieve 75GW of consulting. We aim to expand globally with regional offices in the USA, KSA, Bangladesh, China, and Australia.”