Solar panels (known as photovoltaic or PV modules) have become a mainstream source for power generation. In 2015, according to a report from the the Renewable Energy Policy Network (REN21), the solar PV accounted for 46% of new power capacity added globally. Continued strong market growth is expected as solar power becomes even more cost-competitive per kilowatt hour. DSM Advanced Solar aims to accelerate the uptake and effectiveness of solar energy. By focusing on the development and commercialization of technologies and materials, DSM helps to increase the efficiency and environmental sustainability of solar modules, reducing the cost of energy delivered.