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Organised by Professor Salvator Roberto Amendolia, Professor Peter Edwards FRS, Sir Richard Friend FRS, Professor Can Li

Solar power has the potential to provide an abundant, sustainable and low-carbon energy stream for civilization’s burgeoning energy demands. However, this bold vision now requires rapid revolutionary, not evolutionary, progress in the capture, conversion and storage of the Sun’s energy. The world’s leading experts will be asked “Can solar power deliver our global energy solution on a 20–30 year timescale with a world population approaching 10 billion with growing economic needs?”.

The meeting was followed by a satellite meeting at the Kavli Royal Society International Centre on Functional bulk nanostructures for energy generation and storage.

Download the programme here (PDF).

The proceedings of this meeting have been published in a Discussion Meeting issue of Philosophical Transactions A.