Oxford Photovoltaics (Oxford PV)

Last updated on Mon 10/06/2024 - 16:41

Oxford Photovoltaics (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.

The Company focuses on developing and commercializing a perovskite-based solar technology. Its research and development site in Oxford, UK, and pilot and production line near Berlin, Germany, enable the accelerated transfer of Oxford PV's technology into industrial-scale perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell manufacturing. 

 

The Company exclusively licensed the rapidly growing portfolio of fundamental intellectual property developed by its academic team.

Oxford PV has acquired the former thin-film production site of Bosch Solar in Germany, to establish a fab with pilot-scale capacity for perovskite wafers. To that end, the Company also received funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB), to support the commercialization of its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology.

Company Address

Unit 7–8 Oxford Pioneer Park
Mead Road, Yarnton
Kidlington, Oxon
OX5 1QU
United Kingdom

When will perovskite solar panels hit the market?

Perovskite solar panels have been under intensive R&D, and it seems as if commercial production is right around the corner. Some pilot-scale production lines are already functional, and companies are now ramping up production of perovskite panels, using various technologies.

Perovskite consumer solar panel market poll results (September 2021)

UK-based Oxford PV, for example, recently announced that it has completed the build-out of its 100 MW manufacturing site in Germany, and it is on track to start full production in 2022. China's Microquanta Semiconductor perovskite panel factory is reportedly also nearing production (which should have started late 2020, but updates have not been available since), and another China-based company, GCL, has raised around $15 million USD to expand its pilot-scale production factory to mass production (100 MW).

Read the full story Posted: Sep 15,2021

Meyer Burger still developing new perovskite solar technologies and is looking for more collaboration projects

Solar panel developer and producer Meyer Burger says it is pursuing new research projects on the industrialization of perovskite solar cells. The company is aiming to partner with research institutes worldwide for perovskite technologies.

Solar panels, Meyer Burger

Meyer Burger also updated that an "extensive industrial research project" is already underway with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany.

Read the full story Posted: Aug 23,2021

Meyer Burger is considering legal options to enforce its rights after Oxford PV announces unilateral termination of the collaboration

Earlier this month, Oxford PV announced the completion of the build-out of its manufacturing site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. Oxford PV concluded that announcement by saying that "With the achievement of this factory milestone, Oxford PV has terminated its exclusive relationship with Meyer Burger".

Meyer Burger Technology was informed of the termination of partnership (in place since 2019) through the press release (as well as a letter from Oxford Photovoltaics). In view of the unexpected announcement of termination by Oxford PV, Meyer Burger is reportedly considering legal options to enforce its rights.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 26,2021

Oxford PV completes build-out of its Brandenburg factory

Oxford PV has announced that it has completed the build-out of its manufacturing site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

Oxford PV completes build-out of new factory image

The site houses the world's first volume manufacturing line for Oxford PV's innovative perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells with an annual target manufacturing capacity of 100 MW. Oxford PV expects the line to start full production in 2022.

Read the full story Posted: Jul 25,2021