Michael Rogol

Michael Rogol
CEO, PHOTON Consulting

Michael Rogol is CEO of PHOTON Consulting, LLC. He has more two decades of experience working with large energy players with McKinsey & Co, MIT’s Laboratory for Energy & Environment, Cambridge Energy Research Associates and Washington Policy & Analysis. He focuses on emerging trends in the energy sector and is a leading expert on solar power.

Within the solar power sector, Mr. Rogol works closely with the CEOs and Boards of dozens of companies as a trusted advisor and consultant. In addition to detailed interactions with specific solar companies, he is the most widely followed analyst in the solar power sector. He is the lead author of dozens of detailed research reports on solar power based on a global review of more than one thousand solar power companies. His most recent report, Solar Annual 2015: Hunger Games, provides a detailed assessment of fierce battles for control of local energy markets around the world. In addition, his most recent book, Explosive Growth: Reshaping Energy and Infrastructure In The Next 1,000 Days is being made into a documentary film title The Next 1,000 Days for U.S. television network PBS.

Outside the energy sector, Mr. Rogol has worked in politics and in entertainment, including serving as producer of 20 20 20 series of documentary films on Asian youth culture and host of a prime-time show on Korea’s top TV network, KBS.

Academically, Mr. Rogol holds a master degree in Engineering Systems from MIT, an MBA from MIT and a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and was a Henry Luce East Asian Scholar in Korea.

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