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Oxford PV, German research centre partner on perovskite commercialisation

Oxford PV lab. Source: Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (www.oxfordpv.com/).

January 9 (Renewables Now) - UK perovskite solar technology developer Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd (Oxford PV) said today it is collaborating with German research centre Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) to accelerate the commercialisation of its technology.

Oxford PV says it is now in the final stage of commercialising its innovation. The company is transferring its perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell technology from the lab to an industrial-scale pilot site in Germany.

Oxford PV said that HZB's knowledge of silicon heterojunctions solar cells will help it further optimise its technology and ensure easy integration into large-scale production of silicon solar cells and modules.

"Working with HZB to understand solar cell manufacturers’ silicon cells, will allow Oxford PV’s perovskite on silicon tandem formation to be fully optimised, to ensure the most efficient tandem solar cell, and the easy transfer of our technology into our commercial partner’s industrial processes," explained chief technology officer Chris Case.

At the end of 2016, Oxford PV announced a joint development agreement with an unnamed global manufacturer of solar cells and modules.

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