Oxford PV's thin-film perovskite solar cell at their base in Oxford, Oxon, 25 October 2017. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com / Innovate UK

Oxford PV

My normal morning routine is as follows – get woken up by one of the two kids, check the time (hoping it’s 6am or later), unsuccessfully leap out of bed with vim and vigour, head downstairs and grind up some coffee (Blind Owl currently), check the Guardian while said coffee brews.

Oxfrod PV's thin-film perovskite solar cell at their base in Oxford, Oxon, 25 October 2017. Photo by Adam Gasson / adamgasson.com / Innovate UK
Dr Chris Case holds one of Oxford PV’s thin-film perovskite solar cells

This morning one of the lead stories was on Oxford PV, a company I visited for Innovate UK back in 2017. They’ve been developing perovskite solar cells. Current silicon based solar cells have a maximum efficiency of 29% whereas Oxford PV’s perovskite-silicon cells push this to 43% – a significant improvement.

Oxford PV's Dr Chris Case, CTO, and Professor Henry Snaith
Oxford PV’s Dr Chris Case, CTO, and Professor Henry Snaith, Co-Founder and CSO

According to the Guardian article on Oxford PV they’re hoping to be in production by 2021. The company was established in 2010 as a spin-out from Professor Henry Snaith’s Oxford University physics lab.

Recent work by Bristol photographer Adam Gasson.

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