Oxford Photovoltaics

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Oxford Photovoltaics Limited
Oxford PV
TypePrivate limited company
Perovskite solar cells
FounderHenry Snaith[1]
Kevin Arthur[2]
Key people
Frank P. Averdung
Chris Case
Henry Snaith
David Alastair Smyth[3]
Lee Burnikell

Oxford Photovoltaics Limited (Oxford PV) is an Oxford University spin-off company in the field of perovskite photovoltaics and solar cells.[4][5]


The company was founded in 2010 by Henry Snaith[1] and Kevin Arthur.[2] As of 2019 the company has raised $100 Million in investment with support from Oxford University Innovation, Goldwind[6] the University of Oxford, Innovate UK[3][7] the European Investment Bank (EIB), Legal & General, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)[8] and Equinor.[9][10][11] The largest shareholder is the Swiss cell and module production equipment manufacturer Meyer Burger.[12]


The company exploits solid-state physics using metal halide high efficiency perovskite solar cells[13] and was among MIT Technology Review’s top 50 most innovative companies of 2017.[14][15] Oxford PV is headquartered in Yarnton,[16] Oxfordshire with an industrial pilot line in Brandenburg an der Havel, near Berlin, Germany.


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  11. ^ Kumagai, Jean (2009). "Power From Commercial Perovskite Solar Cells Is Coming Soon: Oxford PV's tandem silicon-perovskite solar modules aim to beat the best panels on the market". ieee.org. IEEE Spectrum.
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  13. ^ Lee, M. M.; Teuscher, J.; Miyasaka, T.; Murakami, T. N.; Snaith, H. J. (2012). "Efficient Hybrid Solar Cells Based on Meso-Superstructured Organometal Halide Perovskites". Science. 338 (6107): 643–647. doi:10.1126/science.1228604. ISSN 0036-8075. PMID 23042296. closed access
  14. ^ Anon (2017). "TR: Wegbereiter". heise.de (in German). Heise Online. Archived from the original on 2019-04-09.
  15. ^ "Top most innovative company - Oxford PV". oxfordpv.com.
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