Management Team

SunSource Energy is a dynamic, fast growing company that focuses on development, design, engineering and turnkey installation of solar energy projects for commercial, industrial, agricultural, utility and government sectors. Our team is committed to driving solar industry innovation, reliability and cost reduction through expertise based, lifecycle focused scale photovoltaic system implementation.

Founders

Adarsh Das Co-founder, CEO


As co-founder & CEO, Adarsh has helped SunSource create a niche in the solar market. Adarsh is focused on creating a network of key relationships with long-term players in the solar industry, and building a capable team to put in place innovative business models and project development approaches with a view to deploy solar technology. Adarsh leads project development, financial and capital-related efforts in the company, along with crafting the long-term strategy.

Adarsh has over a decade of solar and renewable energy experience in engineering and commercial roles. He has worked with leading solar companies, including USA based solar inverter manufacturer-Solectria, wind and solar groups at GE, and Konarka Technologies. Adarsh started his career working on solar projects and operations for SELCO, a highly reputed and globally acclaimed Indian solar system integrator. Adarsh’s last roles prior to SunSource were at DTE Energy, a Fortune 500 energy company where he helped shaped solar business strategy and launched project development focused on utility scale solar projects with significant capital commitment, and at Booz & Co., Chicago, where he was a management consultant.

Adarsh holds an MBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he concentrated on strategy, finance and sustainability. He holds a masters degree in Solar Energy Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a bachelor’s degree in Energy Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. He is a Lifetime member of the Solar Energy Society of India.

Kushagra Nandan Co-founder, President & COO


As Co-Founder and President of SunSource, Kushagra has guided the company’s strategy, project execution, technology and engineering efforts, with a primary focus on client-specific solar solutions and international market development. He has played an active role in helping shape SunSource’s offerings for domestic and international markets. Kushagra has pioneered efforts towards providing end-to-end engineering solutions beginning from initial scoping and capacity building to actual project design, engineering, supervision and construction. Kushagra is actively engaged in building the capability to handle a challenging portfolio of solar projects, and focused on deeply entrenching the philosophy of minimizing levelized cost of energy (LCOE).

Kushagra brings a vast amount of experience in leading teams that have developed, designed and installed multi-MW of solar PV projects. Prior to SunSource, Kushagra worked with global solar majors including SunPower and GE. As one of the core member of the SunDurance Energy team, he led the technical group and helped grow the team and capability to develop, engineer-build projects ranging from 100’s kW to multiple MW. Kushagra has also had roles at New Energy Options, Inc., AstroPower Inc. (currently GE Energy) and the Center for Sustainable Energy at the University of Massachusetts.

Kushagra holds a Masters degree in Solar Energy Engineering from University of Massachusetts. He also holds a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology. Kushagra has also successfully completed a Solar PV Technology Assessment Certification from Florida Solar Energy Center & Villanova University along with Electrical Safety for Qualified Electrical Workers Certificate from Louisiana Tech University. He is a Lifetime member of the Solar Energy Society of India, and was a member of the interconnection group at the Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Association to assist New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities to help define State’s solar policy implementation.

Advisors

Chris Brown | Chief Advisor

Mr. Brown is an advisor to SunSource Energy, with over 30 years of experience in energy project development. He is the founder and CEO of Brown Equity Group and has had senior leadership roles at major international independent power producers including Deepwater Wind, DTE Energy, Singapore Power, Entergy Power and Constellation Energy.

Mr. Brown ran Singapore Power’s international operations for about ten years, guiding it from start-up to a leading Asian power developer with over $10 Billion in assets. He led Singapore Power’s largest acquisition of a US$3.7B vertically integrated Australian utility. At DTE Energy, he was responsible for origination, structuring, and execution of $200M of equity investments and also led capital raising, including $650M non-recourse debt. At Deepwater Wind, Mr. Brown led the development team to write, present and negotiate winning proposals for Rhode Island and New Jersey totaling over 800 MW and $3B of capital.

Mr. Brown holds a Masters degree in law from Villanova University School of Law and a Bachelors degree with distinction in Political Science from University of Delaware. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at Bonn University, Germany.

Mr. Brown is currently the President of Vestas Americas, a worldwide leader in renewable energy sector.

Nitesh Aggarwal | Advisor

As Advisor, Nitesh focuses on development of portfolios of solar projects with private and public sector energy end users and developers, and the operationalization of an Op-ex based model for solar investments. In addition, Nitesh contributes to financing strategy and decision making at SunSource.

Nitesh brings years of private equity, finance, investing, and operations experience to SunSource’s senior team. He has worked on all aspects of private equity in his previous stints at New Energy Associates and Q-India Investment Advisors, to an aggregate transaction size of over $250 Million. As a private equity investor, Nitesh has worked actively on sourcing, evaluating, structuring, closing, and realizing value from transactions relating to multiple industry sectors including infrastructure, telecom, healthcare, retail, natural resources, and agriculture. Nitesh has also worked for several years at engineering roles at Toshiba Semiconductors.

Nitesh holds a master’s degree in business management from IIM, Bangalore. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Manipal Institute of Technology, Manipal. He has been selected for National Maths Olympiad, awarded the prestigious National Talent Search Scholarship, and designed signal processing systems when in school.