Perovskite solar panels developers

Halocell Energy

Halocell Energy is focused on developing perovskite solar cell technology. Halocell Energy was renamed in 2023 from Greatcell Energy.

Halocell is dedicated to advancing the performance, stability, and scalability of perovskite solar cells to make them a viable and competitive alternative to traditional silicon-based photovoltaics.

Halocell uses halide elements in its perovskites along with many other aspects of cutting-edge materials science to harvest light across various settings and commercial applications. It develops products for indoor devices, outdoor devices and industrial assets.

Perovskite Innovation

Perovskite Innovation is an Indian startup specializing in the production of perovskite solar cells, incubated at the Tides Business Incubation Center within IIT Roorkee.

The Company is working on silicon-perovskite tandem solar cells as well as transparent solar glass which can be integrated in building windows, façades and doors. 

Merida Aerospace

Merida Aerospace offers a complete range of space services and products, encompassing space launch vehicles, satellite manufacturing, satellite data distribution, and a whole host of space support vehicles and operations, such as lunar and planetary rovers, as well as control center operations. In 2024, Merida launched a project to develop perovskite solar cells for use in space.

By centralizing all these services within Merida Aerospace’s manufacturing capabilities, the company aims to reduce costs, shorten production time, and enhance build quality through meticulous control over every aspect of a space project. Merida Aerospace offers clients satellite design, data distribution, and launching capabilities for space crafts in one facility. 

Merida Aerospace has been working since its inception in 2019 on its innovative concept known as the "Space of Things" or SoT. This concept, introduced by Merida Aerospace, aims to bridge the existing gaps in the space sector by offering comprehensive services and solutions that cater to all needs related to the space industry under one roof.

Hiking PV

Hiking PV, AKA Shenzhen Hiking PV, is a company dedicated to the R&D, manufacturing, and application of advanced energy technology. 

It develops perovskite-silicon tandem solar technology that aims to "facilitate the further development of the trillion-dollar photovoltaic industry. This technology can greatly improve the power conversion efficiency of solar cells with low-cost, thus enhancing the economics of photovoltaic technology", according to the Company's website.

In February 2024, Shenzhen Hiking PV unveiled plans to set up a joint venture with a state-run company to build gigawatt-level perovskite/polysilicon tandem cell and panel production capacity in Guangdong province

 

RenShine Solar

RenShine Solar is a Chinese developer of perovskite solar cells.

The Company focuses on the development and production of perovskite solar cells, providing high efficiency, low cost and excellent performance perovskite solar cells to the industries like electric vehicles, BIPV and consumer electronics.

RenShine says on its website that it has "independent intellectual property rights and patents covering the core technologies of perovskite solar cell projects, including raw material preparation, key equipment design, key processes and other important aspects. The company's unique perovskite stacked cell technology can break through the efficiency bottleneck of single-junction cells and is fully compatible with the perovskite single-junction process, which is far more technically difficult. Higher than perovskite single junction technology".

In October 2022, Renshine Solar (Suzhou) announced achieving steady-state efficiency of 24.50% for all-perovskite tandem cell module, which it called 'a world record'.

Voltec Solar

Established in 2010, Voltec Solar is a France-based producer of photovoltaic panels. 

In November 2023, Voltec Solar secured €9.3 million ($10.1 million) from Ademe, France’s environmental agency. The Company plans to use the funds to accelerate the production of perovskite-silicon tandem solar panels.

The French manufacturer currently operates two 250 MW production lines at its factory in Dinsheim-sur-Bruche, France.

The Company explained that each of the lines is compatible with p-type PERC or n-type TOPCon and heterojunction (HJT) technology, but PERC technology was mainly sold until now. It was also said that a new product range will be launching in spring 2024 using TOPCon cells.

Voltec Solar is also developing four-junction (4T) perovskite-silicon technology with the Institut Photovoltaïque d’Île-de-France (IPVF), with the aim of producing 5 GW by 2030.

The facility will make modules based on IPVF's 4T tandem solar cell technology. The two entities plan to set up the first pilot production line by the end of 2023 and the first 200 MW industrial demonstrator in 2025. They will then increase the factory's capacity to 1 GW in 2027 and 5 GW by 2030.

IPVF and Voltec created a joint venture, France PV Industrie, to implement the project. The pilot line will require an investment of €15 million and the industrial demonstrator will require €50 million. The partners estimate the total investment at around €1 billion by 2030.

Golden Solar New Energy Technology Holdings

Golden Solar New Energy Technology Holdings Limited (Originally Baofeng Modern International Holdings Company Limited) is an investment holdings company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 1121). 

Earlier on, Golden Solar’s subsidiary, Quanzhou Baofeng Shoes Co., Ltd. engaged in the manufacture and sale of slippers, flip-flops, sandals and casual footwear for Original Equipment Manufacturer customers and design and manufacture of slippers under its own brands of Boree and Baofeng in China.

The Company set out to transform its business model. In addition to completing the acquisition of technological know-how in graphene materials technology, Golden Solar has been selectively hiring scientists and researchers. The company had since then successfully commercialized the graphene materials technology and its application in footwears and air purification devices, and thus re-positioned itself from a traditional manufacturing company to a materials science company.

Jiangsu Akcome Science and Technology

Jiangsu Akcome Science and Technology Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006. It was listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code 002610) in 2011 and is a Chinese new energy enterprise, headquartered in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

AKCOME is focusing its efforts on the field of new energy and has been ranked among the Chinese Top 500 Private Enterprises and Global Top 500 New Energy Enterprises. Akcome has more than 3,500 employees with sales and service networks covering more than 80 countries and regions all over the world. Over the past seventeen years, AKCOME has obtained more than 300 technical patents and nearly 400 well-known honors at home and abroad by virtue of its excellent quality and market reputation.

Conforming to the iterative upgrading of photovoltaic technology, AKCOME actively creates a dual-wheel driven business development model with the core of new energy manufacturing and new energy service, fully committed to the full life cycle operation service of high efficiency solar cells, modules and power stations. Akcome concentrates on the upgrading and application of HJT technology to promote affordable new energy to benefit the world.

Mellow Energy / Vein Energy

Mellow Energy, a China-based perovskite solar module manufacturer, was founded in August 2022. It is also sometimes called Vein Energy. The Company was incubated by the New Energy Technology Research Institute of Jinan University and is led by Professor Mai Yaohua, the dean of the institute.

In November 2022, the Company completed an angel round of financing and began constructing a pilot production line in Foshan High-tech Zone. The production line is used to research and develop key technologies to commercialize large-area perovskite solar cells and modules, as well as to manufacture indoor light energy collection and flexible mobile energy products. By February 2023, the perovskite 100 MW module (30cm x 30cm) pilot line was operational. By December 2023, it is said to be producing PCE = 22.9% modules. This is claimed to be certified by a Chinese 3rd party lab.

Aerosolar

Aerosolar is a spin-out from Queen Mary University of London, founded in July 2022, that aims to commercialize a new aerosol-based treatment for making perovskite solar cells more affordable and efficient.

The aerosol-assisted solvent treatment has been developed by professor of Energy Materials and Devices at QMUL Joe Briscoe and his team. It involves passing dimethylformamide solution (alone or with added methylammonium chloride) over a surface in a controlled manner before passing through a reactor containing the heated perovskite sample. This takes no more than five minutes and can also facilitate processing at a lower temperature (100 degrees C) compared to direct thermal annealing.

This approach can significantly enhance the grain growth of perovskite cells, reducing local defects and improving overall uniformity. The treated perovskite cells also exhibit remarkable performance improvements, with increased efficiency and stability across various compositions, device structures, and areas. It also makes these cells more affordable and easier to mass-manufacture.

Looking ahead, Briscoe's team is conducting further tests to assess the long-term effectiveness of this process and its scalability for commercial applications. The plan is to optimize the aerosol-assisted solvent treatment in a large-area reactor, paving the way for the development of cost-effective, lightweight, and flexible solar cells at a commercial scale.