New chairman announced for Oxford PV

Christian Langen Oxford PV

Oxford PV a leader in the field of perovskite* solar cells, has announced its new chairman.

David Fyfe, Oxford PV’s Chairman of five years, has decided to retire and step aside. Christian Langen, a solar industry expert and independent Non-executive Director of the company since 2015, has been appointed Chairman of the Board.

Frank P. Averdung, Oxford PV’s CEO said: “On behalf of the entire team at Oxford PV, I would like to thank David for his leadership and support over the last five years. His guidance and insightful observations have significantly contributed to the success of the company. Under his chairmanship, the company has raised over £30 million and has grown to where we are today – global leaders in perovskite solar cell technology.”

Christian Langen added, “David’s stewardship has brought the company to a very exciting place, with an extremely promising future ahead of it. We wish him the very best for his retirement.”

Oxford PVTM – The Perovskite CompanyTM is tapioneer and technology leader in the field of perovskite solar cells. in 2017 it was named as one of the top 50 most innovative companies in the world, by the German edition of MIT Technology Review

The company was established in 2010, as a spin-out from the University of Oxford. Today it has the largest team globally, exclusively focused on developing and commercialising a perovskite-based solar technology. Its research and development site is located in Oxford and it has an industrial pilot line near Berlin, Germany enabling the accelerated transfer of its technology into industrial scale silicon solar cell production.

Its perovskite solar cell technology will allow silicon solar cell and module manufacturers to break through their performance barrier. Significantly improving the performance of silicon photovoltaics, will allow cost reductions, that transform the economics and accelerate the growth of solar energy generation globally. Oxford PV will licence its first commercial product to select manufacturing partners.

*Perovskites are a class of materials that share a similar structure, which display many exciting properties like superconductivity, magnetoresistance and more