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Oxford PV sets new perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell achieving 28% efficiency

Oxford PV are continuing to push their perovskite-silicon solar cell technology, with a roadmap that extends beyond 30% efficiency

Oxford PV - Record perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell - 28% pce

20 Dec 2018 | Editor

Oxford PV has announced a new, certified, world record for its perovskite-silicon based solar cell technology.

Oxford PV's 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 28% conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

The achievement edges out Oxford PV's previous certified record of 27.3% efficiency for its perovskite-silicon solar cell, announced earlier this year.

"Today's record demonstrates the unprecedented pace of our technology development. We are continuing to push our perovskite-silicon solar cell technology, with a roadmap that extends beyond 30% efficiency. The solar cells we are developing are not only efficient but also stable. Similar devices from our research and development facility have passed at least 2000 hours of damp heat reliability testing, in line with IEC 61215 protocol."

Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer at Oxford PV

"2018 has been a significant year for Oxford PV. Alongside the pace of our technology advancements in both efficiency and stability, our pilot line is routinely producing commercial sized tandem solar cells for validation by our development partner – a major manufacturer of silicon solar cells and modules. With new collaborations with key industry players strengthening our manufacturing capabilities, the foundations are in place, to move perovskite photovoltaics into commercial phase."

Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer at Oxford PV


About Oxford Photovoltaics

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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