A global association for solar power has been launched at COP21.
The Global Solar Council (GSC) aims to unify the sector at an international level and accelerate market developments.
It claims solar is key to avoiding more than 2ºC increase in global temperatures as it has become one of the cheapest electricity sources and can be developed anywhere in the world.
The members of the organisation are national and regional solar associations from established and emerging markets.
They include Australia, China, Europe, India and other Asian countries, Middle East, South America and the US.
A Secretariat and legal entity will be set in the US and headquartered in China.
Bruce Douglas, Chairman of the GSC said: “The solar power sector has united to fight climate change. The recent launch of the International Solar Alliance spearheaded by India demonstrates the consensus that solar power will become the principal source of electricity generation. Solar has a hugely important role to play in the international efforts to ultimately eliminate carbon emissions from the power sector.”