Oxford PV-led consortium raises €2.8m to advance perovskite-silicon solar cells

Oxford PV-led consortium raises €2.8m to advance perovskite-silicon solar cells
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Oxford PV is leading a consortium to further demonstrate the manufacturability of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells.

The consortium has secured €2.8 million from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy to further demonstrate

The project will focus on preparing perovskite solar cell technology for high volume manufacturing.

This will include the optimisation of the perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell architecture, to make further efficiency improvements on industrial 156 mm x 156 mm wafer formats; the refinement of industrial scale process technology; and life-cycle analysis to inform the social-environmental impact of the tandem solar cells.

Frank P. Averdung, Oxford PV CEO, said: “The German Government’s investment recognises the opportunity perovskite solar technology has to dramatically enhance the performance of solar energy generation.

“Oxford PV has made substantial progress in scaling and preparing its technology for high volume manufacturing. With commercial sized tandem cells already in production at our pilot line – it is now a matter of further optimising the process, in preparation for commercial deployment.”