Oxford PV – The Perovskite Company, a specialist in the field of perovskite solar cells, today announced it has signed an exclusive collaboration agreement with Meyer Burger AG (Meyer Burger), the leading photovoltaic equipment supplier, to accelerate the development of mass production technology for perovskite-on-silicon heterojunction tandem solar cells and modules.
The collaboration brings together Oxford PV’s world record-setting perovskite solar cell technology, with Meyer Burger’s leading heterojunction and SmartWire Connection (SWCT) technology. Meyer Burger will additionally develop equipment to industrialise the mass production of the perovskite layers deposited on top of the silicon heterojunction bottom cells.
Oxford PV will purchase from Meyer Burger a 200 MW heterojunction line for the production of tandem solar cells, to be installed at the company’s facility in Brandenburg an der Havel, in Germany, by the end of 2020.
To underscore this collaboration, Meyer Burger will take a significant stake in Oxford PV of up to 18.8% of capital with the option to double the investment by the end of 2020.