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Oxford PV picks up British Renewable Energy Award

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Oxford Photovoltaics has been named the winner of the Innovation Award at the British Renewable Energy Awards ceremony, recently-held by the Renewable Energy Association (REA) in London.

A technology start-up business and spin-out from Oxford University, Oxford PV was given the award in recognition of its new photovoltaic technology, which has the potential to deliver low cost, efficient solar cells that can be readily incorporated into glass building facades.

To win the award, the company beat off stiff completion from other shortlisted finalists 3sun Group, Econic and Evergreen Gas.

At the ceremony, held at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel, Brian McAllister, Oxford PV’s business development director accepted the Innovation Award on the company’s behalf. He said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from the UK renewables industry, particularly in respect of the achievements of Dr Henry Snaith and his team in developing a world changing technology.

“The solar coating Oxford PV is now commercialising will deliver a massively scaleable product for the BIPV market and has the potential to turn glass buildings into power stations.”