Illumine Industries (Illumine-i) recently made headlines as the world's largest independent digital design engineering firm in the residential PV solar sector. One of the key changes since then has been the appointment of Mr. Sudarsan Krishnan, previously the Senior Solar PV Performance Engineer/Consultant at Black & Veatch.
“Sudarsan’s appointment as Partner & Business Head came as a result of a dynamic expansion of Illumine-i in the last few years. The company has been aggressively roping in talents to meet the needs of its ever-expanding clientele.” said Nithish Sairam, CEO, of Illumine-i.
Nithish and Sudarsan have known each other since 2013, in grad school, occasionally meeting at solar conferences or mutual friends’ gatherings. “We naturally spoke a lot about solar industry trends whenever we’d meet. I definitely connected with Illumine-i’s vision. Looking back now, I’d say it felt like a natural progression to be a part of Illumine-i” said Sudarsan.
In his new role, Sudarsan will be working closely with the firm’s DG (distributed generation) solar engineering unit to extend the team’s scope of expertise to an array of designing duties including medium voltage engineering, racking design, ETAP studies, etc. “One of my immediate goals is to expand our DG solar team, both in terms of strength and skillsets. This, I think, is vital as we take on MW sizes of projects in the coming days. And indeed, we have a lot of exciting projects in our pipeline.” said Sudarsan.
“I had not considered a career in sustainability until grad school when I was introduced to the engineering behind building and maintaining solar PV power plants. For me, Illumine-i leaps forward. I see a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline. However, for now, the immediate aim is to expand our team to be able to take up more scope of work as we are pivoting to be able to engineer and execute MW size projects for our clients.” said Sudarsan.
Illumine-i began operations in 2015, and since then has completed more than 70,000+ solar projects. Their Construction Engineering operations commenced in 2019 with Building Information Modelling (BIM) and related services, and as of today have completed more than 92 projects across 4 countries. Their latest division, Licensed Engineering, was announced earlier this year, and offers professional engineering consultancy.
Speaking of what lies ahead for Illumine-i, Sudarsan said, “The 3-fork diversification strategy we implemented has proved effective in capturing new opportunities. Our clients can definitely expect more service offerings as well as find us in new geographies, as the engineering consulting firm.”
Illumine-i is a sustainable living firm with expertise in design and engineering, specializing in Power and Construction Engineering services. The company supports the development of renewable power plants (Solar PV), energy-efficient buildings with state-of-the-art construction methodologies, clean transportation, and cutting-edge agriculture and manufacturing technologies. Since its inception, Illumine-i has grown both horizontally and vertically, performing new services and expanding its clientele.