Perovskite solar panels developers

CubicPV

CubicPV company logo imageCubicPV was established by Hunt Perovskite Technologies and 1366 Technologies, a US-based energy company.

The merger combines two technologies: 1366's Direct Wafer process and HPT's printed perovskite photovoltaic (PV) technology to bring to market tandem modules. The combined company, CubicPV, has also received $25 million in funding from Hunt Energy Enterprises, L.L.C. (HEE), First Solar, Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR), Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and others. HEE will join the Board of Directors.

 

EneCoat

EneCoat logo imageEneCoat Technologies is a Japan-based company working on materials development for perovskite solar cells and the commercialization of modules.

Enecoat plans to use a low-temperature coating process to create uniform thin films, and utilize roll-to-roll technology (while taking advantage of the wet process’s suitability for large areas and mass production) for commercialization.

Greatcell Energy

Greatcell Energy logo  imageGreatCell Solar, formerly known as Dyesol, was an Australia-headquartered renewable energy supplier and leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology. In 2018 the company went bankrupt.

Recognizing that there are many commercial applications for Perovskite technology, especially for small scale cells, the original founders, Gavin & Sylvia Tulloch, formed a rescue team. Greatcell Energy Limited purchases all the intellectual property, and all the equipment from Greatcell Solar Limited and its subsidiaries.

 

GreatCell Solar

Greatcell logo imageGreatCell Solar, formerly known as Dyesol, was an Australia-headquartered renewable energy supplier and leader in Perovskite Solar Cell (PSC) technology. In 2018 the company went bankrupt.

GreatCell manufactured and supplied PSC materials and was dedicated to the successful commercialization of PSC photovoltaics. It is mainly focused on:

Hanwha Q Cells

Hanwha Q CELLS logo imageHanwha Q CELLS is a Korean PV company, that manufactures solar cells and modules, Its leading brand is Q CELLS.

Hanwha Q CELLS is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. The headquarters for Technology & Innovation is located in the Solar Valley in Thalheim, Germany. Its products are manufactured in international facilities in China, Malaysia and South Korea. The products and services are sold via our worldwide sales network, spanning photovoltaic markets in Europe, North America, Asia, Australia, South America, Africa and the Middle East.

Oxford Photovoltaics

Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) was founded in 2010 as a spin-out from the University of Oxford to commercialize a new technology for thin-film solar cells. It was amongst the first in the world to recognize the potential of perovskites to act as a low-cost, highly efficient solar cell absorber material to convert sunlight into electricity.

Oxford PV is developing and commercializing thin-film perovskite solar cells, which can be printed directly onto silicon solar cells, CIGS solar cells or glass. Pioneering work developing perovskite thin-film solar cells has delivered a route to boosting the efficiency of current commercial cells; using a high efficiency coating in a multi-junction or “tandem” cell architecture. In addition, printing perovskites directly onto glass has led to a semi-transparent coating ideal for BIPV applications and, once integrated into the glazing units of a building, the technology is capable of providing a significant percentage of the building’s electrical energy requirements directly from sunlight.

By employing well known and well understood printing processes, focused on inexpensive and abundant raw materials, Oxford PV has developed a highly cost effective technology.

P3C

P3C logo imageP3C is an India-based startup that develops new generation photovoltaics and associated components. P3C started at IIT BHU and has also support from IIT Delhi.

Its mission in to take perovskite solar cells from lab to market.

P3C is developing its own manufacturing facility and PSC technology. P3C is also committed to developing a wide range of nanotechnology-based products. It is working towards the design & development of both the machinery and technology required for independent production.

Perovskia

A team of scientists (Anand Verma (co-founder, CEO), Dr. David Martineau (CTO), Dr. Toby Meyer (co-founder, CEO Solaronix), and Andreas Meyer (CTO Lumartix)) have developed a digital printing technology to fabricate efficient and stable perovskite solar cells with custom design capability.

The fabrication techniques they developed are said to be highly efficient and flexible, which could reduce the production cost considerably, even for customized items.

Saule Technologies

Saule Technologies is a Polish start-up that designed a low-temperature method for manufacturing flexible photovoltaic perovskite cells. The company is working on the development of a flexible and semi-transparent cell based on PET foil.

Saule's aim is to combine perovskite solar cells with other currently available products.

Solar-Tectic

Solar-Tectic is a thin-film specialist with patented technology primary focused on developing highly textured, single crystal semiconductor films on glass or other low-cost substrates.

Solar-Tectic's primary focus is solar cells, but also extends to LEDs, OLEDs and superconducting wires. Solar-Tectic has developed a perovskite/crystalline silicon thin-film tandem solar cell technology for highly efficient and inexpensive solar cells.

SOLRA

SOLRA, based in Israel,was spun-off from the Hebrew University to commercialize the research of Prof. Lioz Etgar. The company has developed a fully-printable perovskite solar cell.

SOLRA’s technology enables improved stability of the perovskite solar cell as well as scalability and first to exhibit the recycling of solar cells. The company's technology produces panels that can effectively harvest both indoor and outdoor light.

Tandem PV

Tandem PV logo imageTandem PV is a U.S-based company working on mechanically-stacked perovskite+silicon tandem solar panels. The Company started its way as Iris PV, which was later changed to Tandem PV.

Colin Bailie, the Company's CEO and a Stanford alum, joined forces with solar industry veteran Chris Eberspacher (former CTO at Hanwa and Applied Materials SunFab) and together, they have raised a few millions in grant funds and other support to get closer to their goal.

Tandem PV strived to achieve high-Efficiency PV for high-value applications. Tandem PV’s approach to manufacturing photovoltaic cells is to deposit a metal-halide perovskite solar cell, which is transparent to infrared light, over a silicon-based cell, which then absorbs that infrared energy.

Toshiba

Toshiba logo imageToshiba is a Japan-headquartered multinational conglomerate that manufactures and sells various products and services including information technology and communications equipment and systems, electronic components and materials, power systems, industrial and social infrastructure systems, consumer electronics, household appliances, medical equipment, office equipment, lighting and logistics and more.

In September 2017, Toshiba announced the fabrication of a film-based perovskite solar cell mini module with an impressive conversion efficiency of 10.5%. This efficiency rate was achieved in a 5 cm x 5 cm module and is stated by the company to be the highest yet recorded in a multi-cell mini module.

United Renewable Energy

United Renewable Energy logo imageUnited Renewable Energy (URE) is a privately-held engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firm developing photovoltaic farms and energy storage systems for utilities, industrial and commercial companies, Independent Power Producers, and Electrical Membership Cooperatives.

Founded in 2008 and headquartered in the U.S, URE is a fast-growing solar energy contractor with an impressive client list. In 2021, announced that it has made a breakthrough in developing perovskite solar cells in collaboration with National Taiwan University, with energy conversion rates reaching as high as 26%. URE said it also developed N-type HJT and TOPCon solar cells. URE has reportedly begun shipments for HJT solar cells with a maximum energy conversion rate of 24.5% and will start small-volume production of TOPCon solar cells in 2021.