Perovskite solar cell developer Oxford Photovoltaics said it was working with scientists at the new Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) innovation lab to further the optimisation of its perovskite cell materials for silicon heterojunction solar cell technology.

Oxford PV, one of the leading pioneers in perovskite cell material development had previously established a lab-to-fab facility in Brandenburg an der Havel, Germany to speed the commercialisation of its perovskite technology as a tandem layer to conventional silicon solar cells. 

The new partnership with HZB intends to further that effort with greater leverage of HZB’s silicon cell material knowledge and specifically heterojunction cells.

The news comes after Oxford PV's german subsidiary secured €15 million in funding from the European Investment Bank to support the commercialisation of its perovskite technology. 

For further details on Oxford PV's new partnership, visit sister publication PV-Tech