Dr. Ralph Romero is a solar PV specialist with over 25 years’ experience in the design and manufacturing of solar photovoltaics. He is a recognized expert in the commercial development of crystalline and thin‐film photovoltaic technology. Dr. Romero’s experience includes senior positions at several leading photovoltaic companies, with a focus on manufacturing, quality and process design. He advises domestic and international photovoltaic manufacturers, developers and financial institutions in the areas of technology, manufacturing, product and process design, among others. Dr. Romero joined Black & Veatch’s Management Consulting Division (MCD) in 2010, where he now leads the PV Bankability practice.