Michael Taylor

Job Title
Senior Analyst
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency

Michael Taylor has 30 years' experience in energy modeling, the economic analysis of energy sector issues and energy policy development. He is responsible for IRENA's analysis of renewable technologies cost and performance.
Michael's recent publications include IRENA's Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2021, which draws on IRENA's database of 20 000 utility projects and 12 000 auction/tender results, Renewable Technology Innovation Indicators: Mapping progress in costs, patents and standards, The Cost of Financing for Renewable Power and Low-cost finance for the energy transition (a G20 paper). Michael has contributed to numerous other publications that focus on the energy sector and the economic and environmental challenges it faces.
Prior to IRENA Michael has worked for the New Zealand and UK governments, as well as a consultant and at the IEA on the World Energy Outlook (WEO) and as one of the lead authors of the IEA's groundbreaking series Energy Technology Perspectives: Scenarios and Strategies to 2050.

June 13, 2023Impacts and New Challenges of Price Inflation and Rising Interest Rates on Solar Project Environment


Further Content

Wes Stein, Chief Research Scientist for Solar Technologies at CSIRO

CSP – How Concentrated Solar Power Works

The smarter E Podcast Episode 150 | Language: English

September 14, 2023

With CSP we can achieve high temperatures of 150 - 1500 Celsius to drive power cycles or industrial processes such as cement production or green hydrogen. But how far along is CSP technology? Wes Stein will give us the answer to this and other questions.

Dr. Hamed Beheshti and Ahmad Sandid

How Solar PV Is Helping to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals in Africa

The smarter E Podcast Episode 149 | Language: English

September 7, 2023

Africa has a huge untapped solar potential. The integrated solar water desalination project at Lodwar Hospital in Kenya is a flagship project that contributes to several Sustainable Development Goals.

Market Trends

PV Production: Can Europe Keep Up With the Rest of the World?

September 7, 2023

Even though the European Solar PV Industry Alliance is predicting that its own annual production capacity goal of 30 gigawatts (GW) will actually be exceeded by 2025, there’s still no guarantee that Europe will be able to catch back up with the international competition and secure a leading position again when it comes to PV production.

Event Info

Parallel Events of The smarter E Europe

The smarter E Europe is bringing together four exhibitions and five conferences

Intersolar Europe

The World’s Leading Exhibition for the Solar Industry

June 19–21, 2024

Intersolar Europe is the world’s leading exhibition for the solar industry and takes place annually at the Messe München

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