The Oxford PV Story

Oxford PV was established in 2010 as a spin-out from Professor Henry Snaith’s lab at the University of Oxford. Today, our research and development site in Oxford, UK, and our pilot and production line near Berlin, Germany enable the accelerated transfer of our technology into industrial-scale perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell manufacturing.  

Our journey to perovskite solar cell technology leader
Oxford PV established

Co-founded by Professor Henry Snaith and Kevin Arthur

Professor Snaith’s perovskite breakthrough
Perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell development

Commercial focus moves to tandem solar cell technology

First perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell

100 mm diameter tandem cell demonstrated in lab 

Thin film pilot line facility acquired

Industrial capabilities in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany to accelerate the transfer of our technology from the lab to industrial scale processes and equipment

Brandenburg facility
Major industry partner

Joint development partnership with large manufacturer of solar cells and modules commences

Strategic investment

Equinor (formerly Statoil) and Legal & General Capital invest in Oxford PV

Legal and General Equinor
First industry-sized perovskite-on-silicon tandem cell produced
European funding

European Investment Bank finance and ILB funding from the state of Brandenburg granted

New research and development campus

Headquarters and research and development relocates to larger site in Oxford, UK

Certified world record efficiency

Perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell exceeds the efficiency world record for a single-junction silicon solar cell

New strategic investment

Goldwind and Meyer Burger invest in Oxford PV

Certified world-record efficiency

Perovskite-on-silicon cell sets new world record at 29.52% efficiency 

New world record set
Build-out of Brandenburg factory complete
Efficiency world record

Our commercial-sized perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell sets efficiency world record of 26.8%