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Oxford PV sprinting in race for first perovskite production line

UK-based perovskite specialist Oxford PV has announced the purchase of its first solar cell manufacturing equipment from Swiss company Meyer Burger, on the way to building out a specialist production line with a capacity of 250 MW, by the end of 2020. The first purchase is a turnkey 100 MW silicon heterojunction solar cell line, with which Oxford PV plans to start making solar panels with perovskite as soon as it can – using its latest £65mn investment funds to kick off production. The perovskite materials are key to significantly increasing the efficiency of solar panels. It will follow this order up with another purchase for the perovskite part of the process, which will then be integrated with the silicon…

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