Initial equipment order for first perovskite production
Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a leader in the field of perovskite solar cells, announced that it has placed an order with Meyer Burger for a turnkey 100 MW silicon heterojunction solar cell production line. This order will shortly be followed by a further order from Meyer Burger for perovskite top cell production equipment, which will be fully integrated with the purchased production line.
Oxford PV’s phased ordering of equipment will continue over the coming months, including the order of a second silicon heterojunction solar cell line and associated perovskite top cell production equipment.
Production to start in late 2020
All equipment purchased from Meyer Burger will be fully integrated and installed at Oxford PV’s industrial site in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany. The complete 250 MW production line will commence perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell production at the end of 2020.
Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer at Oxford PV commented: “With our first order placed, we are well on our journey to becoming the world’s first perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cell manufacturer. We are delighted to be working with Meyer Burger – a world leading photovoltaics equipment and technology supplier. Building on Meyer Burger’s expertise, we are accelerating the time to market for our perovskite-on-silicon tandem solar cells."
In July 2019 Oxford PV announced that it had raised £65 million as part of its series D funding round. This followed the company’s announced plans in March 2019, to move into volume production when it signed a collaboration agreement with Meyer Burger. (mfo)
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