Sun shines on new solar technologies | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 94 Issue 49 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 19, 2016

Sun shines on new solar technologies

Department: Business
Keywords: solar power, photovoltaics, perovskite, printable electronics

Two solar-cell start-ups have raised funds from investors. Oxford Photovoltaics, a University of Oxford spin-off, raised $21 million from Statoil Energy Ventures and others to scale up its perovskite-based technology. Perovskite materials share a crystal structure that could help make inexpensive solar cells. The firm has a pilot line in Germany and a development agreement with a major solar manufacturer. Separately, Sweden’s Exeger has raised $5.5 million from the European energy firm Fortum to scale up production of printable, dye-sensitized solar cells for use in consumer electronics and buildings.

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