Michael Taylor

Renewable Costing Analyst, International Renewable Energy Agency

Michael Taylor is a senior energy analyst at IRENA with 25 years’ experience in energy modeling, the economic analysis of energy sector issues and energy policy development. Michael is responsible for IRENA’s analysis of renewable technologies cost and performance.

Michael’s recent publications include IRENA’s Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2018, which draws on IRENA’s world-class database of over 17 000 utility-scale projects and 10 000 auction/tender results, The Power to Change: Solar and Wind Cost Reduction Potential to 2025, Solar PV in Africa: Costs and Markets and Electricity Storage and Renewables: Costs and Markets to 2030. Michael has contributed to numerous other publications that focus on the energy sector and the economic and environmental challenges it faces.

Prior to working with IRENA Michael worked as an energy modeler for the New Zealand government, as a consultant and at the IEA in the Economic Analysis Division on the World Energy Outlook (WEO) and in the Energy Technology Policy Division as one of the lead authors of the IEA’s groundbreaking Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios and Strategies to 2050 series of publications.