Solar energy consultancy SgurrEnergy India is celebrating 10 years of delivering engineering and consultancy services to solar projects in India. The company has over 100 customers and is involved in over 9 GW of solar projects in the country, and it expects that number will continue growing to surpass 15 GW of solar consulting projects in 2018.
Arif Aga, founder and managing director of SgurrEnergy India said, “SgurrEnergy started operations when the Indian solar sector was at its nascent stage and has been growing with the sector for a decade now. Our vision and proficiency in executing large-scale projects driven by innovation and effective project management to control costs have been the reason for top developers selecting SgurrEnergy to deliver the highest quality projects. The experience has been both enriching and inspiring.”
The company has come a long way since it began operations in 2007 and now has over 75 highly qualified engineering and solar experts on staff. It has also been involved in two landmark Indian solar projects. The company provided solar engineering services for the world’s largest solar project, a 648 MW (AC) solar installation in Kamuthi village in the Ramanathapuram district of Tamil Nadu, India. SgurrEnergy is also involved in the development of the Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Park in Madhya Pradesh.
SgurrEnergy India plans to expand into markets in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. With that aim, it recently entered the Bangladesh market. Mercom previously reported the Bangladesh government plans to generate 10 percent of power from renewable sources by 2021, especially solar. Bangladesh’s generation capacity currently stands at 15,821 MW. The country plans to add 2,500 MW of electricity generation capacity to the grid every year starting 2018.
In the Middle East, SgurrEnergy is also preparing to take advantage of a growing market in Saudi Arabia. Within the next six years, Saudi Arabia intends to start producing 10 percent of its power from renewable energy sources.
The African market also got sunnier recently after a consortium of investors led by the International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, finalized a $653 million debt package to finance the construction of 13 solar power projects near the Egyptian city of Aswan that will be a part of the larger Benban Solar Park.
SgurrEnergy’s expansion plans are being launched in tandem with the changing market landscape of solar over the world.
Saumy is a senior staff reporter with MercomIndia.com covering business and energy news since 2016. Prior to Mercom, Saumy was a copy editor at Thomson Reuters. Saumy earned his Bachelors Degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Manipal Institute of Communication at Manipal University. More articles from Saumy Prateek.