President & Chief Operating Officer
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.