Oxford PV completes build-out of its Brandenburg factory

Oxford PV's factory in Brandenburg, Germany
Oxford PV's factory in Brandenburg, Germany

23 July 2021 – Oxford PV, the leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, announces it has completed the build-out of its manufacturing site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany.

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.

Frank P. Averdung, CEO of Oxford PV, says: “Our UK and German teams, along with our supplier partners, have worked diligently to build out our Brandenburg factory. Since 2017 we have been operating a small volume line on site which has enabled us to optimise our product and verify that we meet our long-term stability and manufacturability targets. Now that the technology is ready for deployment and the factory build-out has been completed, we are excited about our journey ahead to realise our mission to make perovskite PV the mainstream solar technology.” 

With the achievement of this factory milestone, Oxford PV has terminated its exclusive relationship with Meyer Burger.

Oxford PV is the pioneer and technology leader in the field of perovskite-based photovoltaics with a portfolio of over 350 patents. It has a substantial R&D organisation in Oxford, UK and operates a factory in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. In December 2020, Oxford PV’s perovskite solar cell set a new certified world record efficiency of 29.52%.