Oxford PV was spun out of the University of Oxford’s Clarendon Laboratory by Prof Henry Snaith in 2010 to commercialise a thin film photovoltaic technology called Perovskite which is able to convert sunlight into electricity at higher efficiency and lower cost than market-leading silicon.
Perovskite is widely recognised to be the next generation solar technology and Oxford PV has a strong IP position and the important first-mover advantage, placing it in an excellent position to disrupt the 130GW solar market. First commercial production of its perovskite-silicon tandem cells is expected from early 2022.
Professor Henry Snaith
Henry is a professor in physics in the Clarendon Laboratory at the University of Oxford. Research from his group has led to the creation of a new research field, based on halide perovskites for use as solar energy absorbers. This work has enabled the development of new low cost photovoltaic technologies which promise to deliver solar energy at a fraction of the cost of incumbent silicon modules.
Watch a video of OIC Founding Partner George Robinson meeting Henry.