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In the face of steeply rising oil prices and political turmoil in the Middle East, there’s new urgency about finding a solution to our uncertain energy future. Could it be time to take solar energy seriously again? Breakthroughs in new materials and ingenious designs for solar collectors are transforming the technology, making it vastly cheaper and more efficient. NOVA presents the latest thinking from solar enthusiasts and skeptics as it investigates these cutting-edge research developments. The film will introduce viewers to the scientists and business people who are racing to make solar power practical – for lighting and heating, for running power plants, and for producing new forms of fuel.