Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics (PV) has reported a new perovskite tandem solar cell record, certified by Fraunhofer ISE at a conversion efficiency of 27.3%. Oxford PV’s latest record for a 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar, exceeds the 26.7% efficiency world record for a single-junction silicon solar cell. Recently, the company highlighted that it had produced a 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon two-terminal tandem solar cell with a verified conversion efficiency of 25.2%, through an ongoing collaboration with Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) and the Photovoltaics and Optoelectronics Device Group at the University of Oxford, led by Professor Snaith. Frank P. Averdung, Chief Executive Officer at Oxford PV commented, “This result further validates the ability of perovskite to enhance the performance of silicon based photovoltaics. Continuing to improve the performance of photovoltaics is fundamental for sustaining the growth of solar generated electricity.” Oxford PV is currently scaling its perovskite-silicon solar cell technology from the lab to high-volume manufacturing capability as it bids to licence the technology to mainstream PV cell manufacturers.
PV Tech 25th June 2018 read more »