CHEOPS Partner Oxford PV has purchased a production site in Germany to scale-up its perovskite technology to industry-standard wafer size. The site, located in Brandenburg an der Havel (Germany), is expected to be operational within a few months and provide pilot-scale capacity.
The site is a "first-class resource", according to Oxford PV's CEO Frank Averdung, and was previously operated by Bosch Solar. Recruitment of staff has already started, which is also facilitated by the presence of an experienced and skilled local workforce.
"We are delighted to have secured this site which will allow us to drive quickly towards market deployment", says Frank Averdung, and "we look forward to building our team and operation in Brandenburg alongside our existing operations in Oxford."