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Perovskite technology from Oxford PV (photo: Oxford PV)

Oxford PV perovskite solar cell achieves 28% efficiency

UK-based Oxford PV, a leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, recently announced a new, certified world record for its perovskite-based solar cell. Oxford PV’s 1cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 28% conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. The achievement edges out Oxford PV’s own previous certified record of 27.3% efficiency for its perovskite-silicon solar cell, announced earlier in 2018.

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A flexible lightweight solar panel from Midsummer (photo: Midsummer)

Midsummer proves minimal carbon footprint of its thin film solar cell production process

A new study commissioned by the solar energy technology leader Midsummer (Stockholm, Sweden) shows that the company’s proprietary flexible CIGS thin film solar module manufacturing process is much more environmentally friendly than other solar module production processes like e.g. for silicon modules.

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Oxford PV’s 156x156mm perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells at the company’s industrial pilot line in Germany (photo: Oxford PV)

Oxford PV leads consortium to prepare perovskite solar cells for high volume manufacturing

Oxford PV, a leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, announced a new consortium to further demonstrate the manufacturability of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells. The project has received €2.8M from the German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy as part of its wider investment programme into renewable energy development. The consortium led by Oxford PV additionally comprises VON ARDENNE GmbH, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, and the Technical University of Berlin.

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