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 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.

On 1st June 2023, P3C reportedly finalized an agreement with investors for an investment, that is said by the company to be "pivotal in accelerating its research and development initiatives, expanding operations, and fostering strategic partnerships".


Panasonic logo imagePanasonic Corporation is a Japan-based worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, enterprise solutions and more.

Panasonic is focusing on the development of perovskite solar cells and takes part in various research activities like the Solliance program (as part of a research program concerning the development of roll-to-roll manufacturing processes aimed at large scale production of flexible perovskite solar cells where it will be one of the industrial partners), research work with EPFL, and more.


In March 2018, Panasonic and Sekisui Chemical announced the development of perovskite-based solar cells that can be attached to walls and curved surfaces.


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.

With this breakthrough, the team hoped to cater to the diverse needs of Internet of Things, electronic goods, sensors, and ultimately designer solar tiles industries. They are already working with a couple of industrial clients where customized solar cells have been successfully tested.

These collaborations are planned to generate first revenues for the startup, and will establish the company among the first to commercialize perovskite solar cell technology in real-world electronic devices (lab to product).

In January 2021, Perovskia won funds from Venture Kick, which will be used to acquire research projects with prototyping for clients, promotions and IP. This will also help in getting new funds from agencies like the EU, and further develop the technology for the current customers.


Power Roll

Power Roll logo imageUK-based Power Roll was established to develop and commercialize its innovative proprietary energy storage and energy generation technologies. PRL's mission is to produce ultra-thin flexible solar photo-voltaic films in continuous rolls using rapid low-cost process.

In 2011 Dr. John Topping, the Company's Chief Scientific Officer, developed the initial concept behind the Power Roll's proprietary grooved based technologies and undertook initial proof of concept studies. In December 2012, John together with Saul Joicey co-founded and established Big Solar Limited (now Power Roll Limited) with some early stage seed capital.


Since then, PRL continued to evolve and now is solely focused on perovskites - although its architecture allows for multiple absorber materials to be used.

PRL reports that it has validated its technology using perovskites with the aid of The University of Sheffield and is currently working with NREL and SPECIFIC to promote scale-up.

PRL has also worked with Solliance in the past who did a technology validation with its architecture.

QD Solar

QD Solar company logo imageQD Solar Inc. is a start-up out of Toronto, Canada, commercializing IP-protected world-leading cutting-edge photovoltaic research out of the University of Toronto.

The team combines perovskites with other solar materials in a tandem configuration to take solar beyond efficiencies achievable using standard silicon technology.

As part of Canada’s effort towards a zero-carbon, zero-waste economy, QD Solar was awarded CAD$5.3 Million in non-dilutive funding by SDTC, Canada’s largest federal cleantech fund

Rayleigh Solar Tech

Rayleigh Solar Tech company logo imageRayleigh Solar Tech is a Canadian cleantech company that is focused on commercializing perovskite solar cells. Rayleigh's technology is thin, lightweight, flexible, and efficient.

Rayleigh has focused heavily on manufacturability. They have developed a manufacturing method that uses roll-to-roll slot-die coating, which makes their product highly scalable. Rayleigh is working to develop collaborations across a variety of industries where their solar cells could make an impact.


The Company has a pilot manufacturing facility with a roll-to-roll slot-die coater in Dartmouth, NS.

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.

Sekisui Chemical

Sekisui Chemical logo imageJapan-based Sekisui Chemical was established in 1947 and consists of three division companies (entities) and a corporate department. Sekisui is involved in a wide range of business in industries like: real-estate and housing, electronics, automotive, various chemicals and plastics (like photosensitive materials, semiconductors and more) and more.

In the field of perovskites, Sekisui seems to be involved in research pertaining to aspects of solar cells like encapsulation and coatings, stability improvements and more. The Company may be working with Panasonic, but this is not confirmed.

In 2023, Sekisui announced it will begin mass production of perovskite solar cells, in an effort to catch up with Chinese competitors.

Solaires Enterprises

Solaires Enterprises logo imageSolaires Enterprises (SE) is a Canada-based company aiming to make solar energy more accessible. It is committed to reducing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions with an ethical manufacturing process.

Its solution uses technology that incorporates perovskites into its Solar Ink that has a unique formulation that allows the fabrication of perovskite film with high energy conversion efficiency and high stability.


This allows SE to develop products, such as photovoltaic blinds, tiles, and windows, that incorporate the technology and reduce the average consumer's carbon footprint.

SE's inks can be used for different types of rigid and flexible substrates. It has been specially formulated to make it compatible with different fabrication processes, including spin coating, slot-die and blade-coating.

Due to the high photoluminescence quantum yield of perovskites at room temperature, SE's Solar Ink can also be used for light-emitting diodes (LED) applications with strong emission in the near-infrared region.

In 2023, the company started producing and marketing perovskite solar panel modules.


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.


Solertix is a start-up specialized in perovskite solar cells research and upscaling for industrial applications.

Solertix is based in Italy, and is a spinoff of the University of Rome Tor Vergata. It was created under the Organic Solar Center (CHOSE).

Solertix is working on printable, efficient and flexible perovskite solar technology.

At the end of My 2023, Solertix was acquired by FuturaSun.


SOLRA PV logoSOLRA-PV, based in Israel, was spun-off from the Hebrew University to commercialize the research of Prof. Lioz Etgar, aiming to develop next-generation perovskite PVs for indoor applications (mainly IoT devices).

The SOLRA-PV panels feature adjustable and tunable light absorbance, to enable light conversion from artificial indoor light.

Swift Solar

Swift Solar logo imageSwift Solar is a U.S. startup designing and manufacturing perovskite solar panels that are cheaper and more efficient than conventional panels.

The Swift Solar team includes leading solar technologists from Stanford, MIT, Cambridge (UK), Oxford (UK), and the University of Washington, with deep expertise in perovskite photovoltaic technology and scale-up. Swift's core technologies range from new solar cell architectures to specialized manufacturing techniques initially developed in the labs at Stanford and MIT.

Taiwan Perovskite Technology

Taiwan Perovskite Technology logo imageTaiwan Perovskite Technology (TPT) is focused on the field of perovskite solar cells (PSCs), providing integrated solutions and innovative services.

As PSC experts, TPT provides measuring instruments and integrated solutions covering design, research and development, software, sample testing, analysis and management, so that customers can effectively and accurately measure the highest conversion efficiency of PSCs.


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 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.

Verde Technologies

Verde Technologies is an NSF, DOE/SETO-funded startup, and NREL collaborator that spun out of the University of Vermont. Its core competency is the rapid transition from lab-scale to full-scale manufacturing of stable, efficient, and safe perovskite solar cells using existing manufacturing infrastructure.

Verde Technologies was founded by Doctors Randall Headrick and Richards Miller in 2021. With Randall’s expertise in thin films and Richards’ experience in the lab, the two invented a novel solar cell that will accelerate the renewable energy transition. 


WattByWatt is a Canadian company that grew from university research on perovskite technology.

WattByWatt offers complete solutions for the production, storage and management of renewable energies. The company develops electronics devices, energy production installations and more.

WattByWatt chemically synthesizes perovskite in their Quebec facility reproducing the inherent semiconductor property and ensuring a consistent product. WattByWatt’s patented manufacturing process means the PEROVTON photovoltaic modules can be manufactured without the expense of a clean room. WattByWatt’s perovskite inks can be thin film printed to manufacture sustainable, high efficiency photovoltaic cells and modules. 


Their SmartFlower solar panel follows the sun from sunrise to sunset producing and storing renewable energy in its integrated battery storage system. The company sees the use of SmartFlowers in agrivoltaic farming as a global energy game changer.