What’s happening in PV?

Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer
Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer

The global photovoltaics industry is the biggest it has ever been. In many parts of the world, solar power is already more competitive than fossil fuels. Aggressive forecasts predict the industry will double in the next three years and again the following three years. By 2024, installed capacity could have reached 400 GW. This talk will look at the current developments in the photovoltaics industry, covering the opportunities and challenges as the industry strives to reach the 1 TW mark. With a specific focus on the opportunity of perovskite photovoltaics to improve the economics of mainstream solar.


Dr Chris Case, Chief Technology Officer, joined Oxford PV in April 2014.   Chris brings a strong track record of senior technology management to the business. Since 2009, he has been running his own consultancy providing high level strategic technology commercialisation advice to global companies and small companies alike, including Voltaix Llc; recently acquired by Air Liquide, and Surrey NanoSystems.

Prior to this, he spent ten years with BOC Edwards and The BOC Group, latterly part of the Linde Group where he was Chief Technology/Scientific Officer, responsible for driving global technology strategy and R&D for the €8 billion business.  He began his career as Assistant Professor of Engineering at Brown University followed by 10 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. He was a Fulbright-Hays scholar at the Université de Bordeaux, and holds a ScM in engineering and a PhD in materials science from Brown University, Rhode Island, USA.

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