Global solar (photovoltaic) installations continue to grow at record pace, driven by new levels of manufacturing scale and technological innovation. The solar supply-chain continues to invest in hardware and software R&D to allow their products to remain cutting edge and to unlock the true value of solar. What new technological innovation is currently available to help reduce solar costs and improve energy yield? Which solar markets are most open to adopting next generation technology? How is innovation allowing solar to compete more effectively with other forms of energy generation?