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Oxford PV and Oxford University partner to develop an all-perovskite solar cell

The five-year UK funded project aims to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell, with a target 37% efficiency and long term stability

26 Sep 2018 | Editor

Oxford PV has announced a five year research project with the University of Oxford to develop a thin-film multi-junction perovskite solar cell, with a target 37% efficiency and long term stability.

The GBP 5 million collaboration has been awarded £2.5 Million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) as part of its Prosperity Partnerships programme, with the remainder matched by Oxford PV.

From the University of Oxford, both the Photovoltaic and Optoelectronic Device Research Group led by Professor Henry Snaith (Oxford PV’s Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder), and the Semiconductor Research Group led by Professor Laura Herz, will form the partnership with Oxford PV.

In June, Oxford PV set a world record certified efficiency of 27.3% for its perovskite-on-silicon solar cell. This exceeded the 26.7% efficiency world record for a single junction silicon solar cell – further validating the ability of perovskite to enhance the performance of silicon-based photovoltaics.

Oxford PV’s perovskite-on-silicon solar cell technology roadmap extends beyond 30% efficiency.

Source: Oxford PV

"Oxford PV's commercial focus remains firmly on its two-terminal perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology. We have made significant progress in this respect. Today, commercial sized perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells are in production at our pilot line and we are optimising equipment and processes in preparation for commercial deployment."

"Oxford PV is always exploring new ways to push the boundaries in perovskite solar cell technology development – this new initiative with Oxford University is one such project. Longer term, providing the PV industry with a low cost solar cell technology that could reach an efficiency level of nearly 40%, is an exciting prospect that would further transform global solar energy generation – helping drive the world toward an all-electric future.”

Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer at Oxford PV

www.oxfordpv.com    www.ox.ac.uk   

About Oxford Photovoltaics

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

Established in 2010, as a spin-out from the University of Oxford, the company today has the largest team globally, exclusively focused on developing and commercialising perovskite based solar technology. Oxford PV has a research & development site in Oxford, UK and an industrial site in Brandenburg, Germany enabling the accelerated transfer of their technology to industrial scale solar cell production.

Oxford PV’s disruptive perovskite solar technology has the potential to enable efficiency gains that will transform the economics of silicon solar technology and help accelerate the proliferation of solar energy generation globally.

In 2017, Oxford PV was named as one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world, by the German edition of MIT Technology Review.

Source: Oxford Photovoltaics

About University of Oxford

Source: University of Oxford

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