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Oxford PV is developing a solid state dye sensitized solar cell which is optimised to drive a paradigm shift in the aesthetics, performance and cost of Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems.Oxford PV Vision »
Oxford PV Background
Oxford Photovoltaics Ltd is a spin-out from the University of Oxford which has exclusively licensed the rapidly growing portfolio of Intellectual Property developed by Dr. Henry Snaith and his academic team of 17 scientists.
“This technology is a breakthrough in this area. We’re working closely with major companies in the sector to demonstrate that we can achieve their expectations on economic and product lifetime criteria”.
- CEO, Kevin Arthur
Dr Snaith is leading an intensive and wide-ranging programme of research which is aimed at creating individual solar cells which are highly efficient and robust enough to have a lifetime of over 20 years. This research programme provides the building blocks for the Company’s product roadmap. Currently, the solar cell development programme is advancing rapidly with lab cell efficiency of more than 15%, with identified enhancements which should deliver close to 20% efficiency within the next 12 months. Even an 8% efficient low cost cell which can last more than 20 years will be widely regarded as a major break though in the industry.Oxford PV Research »