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Oxford PV sets world record for perovskite solar cell 27.3% power conversion efficiency

Perovskite solar technology passes highest ever single-junction silicon solar cell of 26.7% power conversion efficiency

Oxford PV - 156 mm x 156 mm perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells at the company’s industrial pilot line, Germany

25 Jun 2018 | Editor

Oxford PV has announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite based solar cell. According to the announcement the company developed a 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell that achieved a 27.3% power conversion efficiency, certified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE. This exceeds the 26.7% efficiency world record for a single-junction silicon solar cell.

Oxford PV said by achieving this record power conversion efficiency demonstrates the considerable progress the company has made in driving its perovskite solar solution closer to commercialisation.

Oxford PV is in the process of scaling its perovskite-silicon solar cell technology from the lab to high volume manufacturing. The company is producing commercial sized 156 mm x 156 mm perovskite-silicon solar cells, at its 17,000 m2 industrial pilot line in Germany, for validation by its development partner – a major manufacturer of silicon solar cells and modules.

"This result further validates the ability of perovskite to enhance the performance of silicon based photovoltaics. Continuing to improve the performance of photovoltaics is fundamental for sustaining the growth of solar generated electricity."

Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer at Oxford PV

"We are continuing to push our perovskite-silicon solar cell technology with a roadmap that extends beyond 30% efficiency, driving the world towards an all-electric future. Oxford PV counts on the support of development partners, suppliers and customers to deliver its perovskite solar technology."

Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer Oxford PV


About Oxford Photovoltaics

Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite Company is the pioneer and technology leader in the field of perovskite solar cells.

The company was established in 2010, as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. Today, we have the largest team globally, exclusively focused on developing and commercialising a perovskite based solar technology. We have a research and development site in Oxford, UK and an industrial pilot line near Berlin, Germany enabling the accelerated transfer of our technology into industrial scale silicon solar cell production.

Our perovskite solar cell technology will allow silicon solar cell and module manufacturers to break through their performance barrier. Significantly improving the performance of silicon photovoltaics, will allow cost reductions, that transform the economics and accelerate the growth of solar energy generation globally. Oxford PV will licence its first commercial product to select manufacturing partners.

Source: Oxford Photovoltaics

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