Michael Brower, PhD
(Global Director of Project Services, Renewable Energy, UL)
Michael is well known in the renewable energy field for his innovative contributions in resource assessment, mapping, grid integration, and forecasting, among other areas. Prior to becoming President, Michael served as AWS Truepower’s Chief Technical Officer, Director of Meteorology and Modeling Services, and Director of Information Services. He led the development of the MesoMap® and SiteWind® mapping and micrositing systems and the eWind® forecasting system, developed AWS Truepower’s procedures for wind resource and energy assessments, and personally led assessments of hundreds of wind energy projects.
Michael is frequently published and presents at renewable energy industry conferences. He was the editor and lead author of the authoritative guide on wind resource assessment, Wind Resource Assessment: A Practical Guide to Developing a Wind Project (Wiley, 2012) and wrote the groundbreaking study, Powering the Midwest, which helped jumpstart wind development in the upper Midwest in the early 1990s. Michael also authored Cool Energy: Renewable Solutions to Environmental Problems (MIT Press, 1992) and The Consumer’s Guide to Environmental Problems (Three Rivers Press, 1999).
Early in his career he conducted research and analysis on energy and environmental issues for the Union of Concerned Scientists and as a private consultant. Later he co-founded TrueWind Solutions, LLC, which eventually merged with AWS Scientific to form AWS Truepower.