Prof. Henry Snaith, Oxford PV’s co-founder and chief scientific officer, received the Becquerel Prize – awarded to those who made major contributions to the science, technology or application of photovoltaic solar electricity – in honor of his significant contributions to the use of perovskite in solar cells.
Prof. Snaith is recognized for his work on both single-junction and multi-junction solar cells using perovskite, which has propelled the exceptional interest in this technology within the worldwide photovoltaics community.
, a spin-off from the University of Oxford, was co-founded by Prof. Snaith to commercialize solar technology from his research laboratory.
Oxford PV is now preparing for the commercial launch of its first product mid-2021 – a perovskite tandem solar cell that is integrated with standard silicon solar cells to improve their performance dramatically.
Assembled into industry-standard solar PV panels, the tandem cells significantly increase power output and provide more affordable clean energy.
“I am honored to receive this prestigious award. I am excited about the future of perovskite PV and its role in the clean energy transition," Prof. Snaith said. "Perovskite PV has demonstrated its immense opportunity to transform solar energy generation. I am especially looking forward to the next 12 months and seeing our first commercial perovskite-silicon solar product on the market.”