Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Mike Fife held engineering director positions at PV Powered and Advanced Energy where his team designed commercial inverters with the highest levels of reliability and efficiency in the industry. Prior to his work in the solar industry, Mike was a lead reliability consulting engineer at Exponent. Mike started his career at the Air Force Research Laboratory Electric Propulsion Group and NASA, where he oversaw the design, development, and qualification of mission-critical propulsion systems for Air Force satellites and developed key components of flight control systems for the first generation of fly-by-wire high performance fighter aircraft. Mike is a licensed Professional Engineer and holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Mike has authored over 40 peer-reviewed technical papers and articles and holds several U.S. patents in the area of renewable energy.