♦ 1 May 2020: The sixth MAESTRO training event will take place 11-14 May 2020 online
♦ 9 April 2020: Swansea University shifts from solar to sanitiser – producing 5000 litres a week for the NHS. A solar tech lab at Swansea University has temporarily switched to producing 5000 litres of hand sanitiser a week, to help the NHS fight the coronavirus outbreak. The sanitiser, which meets the standards set by the World Health Organization, is already in use in the Welsh NHS.
♦ 5 February 2020: MAESTRO ESRs will hold a webinar on solar energy and perovskites on March 25th at 13:30-15:00 (GMT) (POSTPONED)
♦ 17 January 2020: Oxford PV named a 2020 Global Cleantech 100 company. Our partner Oxford PV has been selected from thousands of innovators worldwide for a place on the 2020 Global Cleantech 100 list. Perovskite solar technology leader’s solar cell was identified as a key innovation set to address climate change.
♦ 16 December 2019: MAESTRO publication! Our colleagues Rahul Patidar and Trystan Watson at SPECIFIC / Swansea University have contributed to an article on the progress of slot-die coating of perovskite solar cells.
♦ 23 October 2019: Oxford PV continues to prepare for volume manufacturing. Our partner Oxford PV announces second in a series of equipment orders from leading photovoltaic equipment supplier – Meyer Burger.
♦ 8 August 2019: Oxford PV places first equipment order with Meyer Burger. Our partner announces first in a series of equipment orders from leading photovoltaic equipment supplier – Meyer Burger, as it prepares for volume manufacturing.
♦ 5 July 2019: First MAESTRO publication! Our ESR at University of Rome Tor Vergata, Luigi Angelo Castriotta, has contributed to an article titled “Fabrication and Morphological Characterization of High-Efficiency Blade-Coated Perovskite Solar Modules” in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
♦ 3 July 2019: Oxford PV secures £65 million in Series D funding round. Our partner announces final close of its Series D funding round with an additional £34 million, following the £31 million first close. Oxford PV continues with plans to move its perovskite solar cell technology to volume manufacturing.
♦ 19 June 2019: The fourth MAESTRO training event took place 10-14 June in Swansea, hosted by SPECIFIC.
♦ 21 March 2019: Oxford PV to collaborate with Meyer Burger. Our partner announces plans to shorten time-to-market for its perovskite-on-silicon solar cell technology.
♦ 15 March 2019: Oxford PV raises £31m funding. The perovskite solar technology leader announces first close of Series D funding round, attracting major new investment and continued support from existing shareholders.
♦ 18 February 2019: The fifth MAESTRO training event will take place 2-6 September 2019 in Tuscany, Italy
♦ 18 February 2019: The fourth MAESTRO training event will take place 10-14 June 2019 at Swansea University/SPECIFIC
♦ 18 February 2019: The third MAESTRO training event took place 12-15 February in Athens, Greece, hosted by NCSR Demokritos
♦ 17 January 2019: New research involving University of Bath scientists, including our co-ordinator Professor Alison Walker, could lead to the design of new materials to help improve the performance of solar cells.
♦ 10 January 2019: Skanska, Saule Technologies commence revolutionary solar panels test: Saule Technologies is involved in a zero-energy buildings initiative in Warsaw by providing semi-transparent perovskite solar cells.
♦ 20 December 2018: Oxford PV has set a new certified world record for its perovskite based solar cell – 1 cm2 perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell has achieved a 28% conversion efficiency, certified by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
♦ 20 December 2018: We are happy to announce that two MAESTRO partners, Oxford PV and EPFL, are featured in the latest NREL Best Research-Cell Efficiencies chart! Oxford PV are leading in their category of Perovskite/Si tandem (monolithic) in the Emerging PV sector.
♦ 7 December 2018: Philippe Holzhey, MAESTRO PhD student at the University of Oxford, has contributed to an article published in Materials Today titled “A chain is as strong as its weakest link – Stability study of MAPbI3 under light and temperature“
♦ 19 November 2018: The second MAESTRO training event took place 12-16 November in Castellón, Spain, hosted by UJI
♦ 8 November 2018: The third MAESTRO training event will take place 11-15 February 2019 at NCSR Demokritos in Athens, Greece
♦ 3 October 2018: The first MAESTRO training event took place 25-28 September in Sion, Switzerland, hosted by EPFL
♦ 26 September 2018: Second training network event will take place in November at UJI in Castellón, Spain
♦ 24 May 2018: First training network event will take place in September at EPFL, Sion campus, in Switzerland
♦ 8 March 2018: The first ESR has been recruited by EPFL
♦ 7 November 2017: MAESTRO kick-off meeting took place in Bath