LCOE – LCOE – LCOE – What is it?

April 21, 2015

1) Levelized Cost of Energy
2) Levelized Cost of Electricity
3) Levelized Cost of Everything

It is actually #1. By definition the LCOE is the total cost of installing and operating a project expressed in dollars per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated by the system over its life. I personally like the one I made up, #3 as the idiots definition that I can understand. It balls everything into one for me, regardless if it is the cost to produce the source of energy, the electricity or of the total enterprise. It is the cost from what I remember Dr. Jabbour saying 6 years ago and it stuck with me, the cost from cradle to grave. Their goal was to be the lowest in the solar market. It appears they are still working on it and are about to enter the competition in the market if I read the tea leaves correctly that Art scattered in his response to the article on LinkedIn More than 1,000 GW of solar in India? [#1]. If they truly are on the cusp of LCOE in the solar industry then that is a massive breakthrough in a massive market. How big is massive? Consider that 130GW of installed solar only accounts for 2 per cent of the 6,000GW, or $2 trillion annual electricity market, that’s massive. So how will they do it? By reversing what the silicon market did for the display industry. As an example look at cell phones, quantum physics based silicon was used to convert energy to light, starting from a few iPhones, to 2 billion smartphones in 7 years, trillions of dollars worth as an industry. By the way, Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) will benefit in that market as well with the next generation Quantum Dot (QD) semiconductor for the display screens. Similarly in the reverse direction, instead of converting energy to light, converting light to energy will be worth trillions, only instead of silicon Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. will be using QMC Quantum Dots to make it a reality. That will be accomplished by:
1) QUANTUM DOT SOLAR CELL FACTORIES at a fraction of the current silicon PV factories.
2) Utility scale electricity generating plants capitalizing on economies/efficiencies of scale.

What’s the best market to enter, residential or utility? The latest US Solar Market Insight report (from Q3 2014) put the price at $0.70/watt for residential solar panels and that does not include “soft costs”. The bulk of the price of going solar is now the “soft costs” (installation, permitting, etc.) rather than the solar panel cost. Again referencing the latest US Solar Market Insight report, the average installed cost of a residential solar panel system was $4.72/watt. Way too high to be competitive with the utilities. The residential market initially is not where they will invest their time or their money, not yet anyways.

For one piece of the LCOE puzzle we need to know what it costs for the solar cell factories currently to produce and what one of their factories cost. Costs have come down to $.20 per watt for tier 1 solar photovoltaic polysilicon and wafers together so that means $.50/watt for the cell and panel. The manufacturing sequence is: purified Si -> Si wafers -> Si PV cells -> Si PV panels. That would be four steps to the manufacturing of solar photovoltaic panels. The third generation quantum dot solar cell panel will have only three manufacturing steps. Quantum dots -> QD printed cells -> QDPV panels. Environmentally friendly to boot, as silicon manufacturing is an energy hog (electric arc furnaces for extreme heat) and a pollutant. I don’t see where the ecological cost is factored into the LCOE equation either.

So how much does a silicon PV factory cost to put the advantages of QD solar into perspective? 175 Million for a 100 Megawatt solar plant per Twin Creeks Technology and that’s cheap! http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2012/03/startup-unwraps-new-tool-process-to-slash-silicon-solar-pv-costs $225 Million for a 200 Megawatt plant in NY, http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/New-York-Provides-Silevo-With-225M-to-Build-Advanced-PV-Cell-Factory So the cost for a solar plant is between $1.1 and $1.75 million per megawatt. Lets not forget that didn’t include the cost of the purified SI plant to make the silicon boule.

In contrast to the silicon are the quantum dots (QD). The QD plant will run less than a couple million v.s. billions for the pure silicon cell plants. The Taiwan government to build a new factory for 450mm wafers, with the total cost of the project expected to be between $8-10 billion.[#2] The LCOE capital cost (CAPEX) takes a huge hit in favor of quantum dots as a source material and again in contrast, the QD solar cell plant will run a fraction of the cost of the tier 1 or 2 PV plants. I see Solterra coming in 1/3 to 1/5th of conventional PV plants. In line with Arts statement, “The comparable cost of starting such a factory is roughly one-fifth the cost of a silicon panel factory the same size and payback is quicker..” Why can QMC/Solterra be so low? They don’t need so much of the specialized equipment to make their flexible cells and panels. See the typical manufacturing equipment used for the silicon solar process and you’ll understand the complexity: https://www.crystec.com/crysolae.htm. Then imagine printing solar cells as fast as you can print newspaper. Comparing the two manufacturing processes, speed and far less specialized equipment is the game winner in favor of a lower LCOE for quantum dot solar.

What’s the pair of ACE’s IN THE HOLE Solterra has? QMC’s economical Tetrapod Quantum Dots and Scalability!!! Big time! How? For starters and this is a no brainer, they could double output by running two shifts or three shifts to triple output, increasing the process output speed from 100m/m to 600+m/m would allow them to scale up further, then by continually improving efficiencies up to the theoretical 65% for the Quantum Dot Solar Cells. That’s a significant increase from today’s numbers. So it is not unrealistic to see that a regular 100Mw plant today could be producing 1Gw of solar cell material in a few years at little to no extra cost. You see, they aren’t making conventional solar cell panels as we know them today. They are manufacturing a continuous wide flexible solar cell panel that if they go bi-facial with it, it in my opinion will blow away the competition and make their solar material a commodity faster. It will be specifically tailored for utility scale projects requiring ease of construction, low maintenance and LOW COST. The utilities are getting serious and nervous that as much as half their customer base could go off grid in the northeast alone.[#3] That’s a significant amount of revenue stream to loose! They know they have to embrace third generation solar or it will be the demise of them.

Another cost reduction in the LCOE for Solterra will be what is called the “Learning Rate”. As they work through each project they will learn and become more efficient in the future projects. Per the U.S. Energy Information Administration, AEO 2012 Electricity Market Module Assumptions Document, Table 8.3. Generally, overnight costs for technologies and associated components decline at a specific rate based on a doubling of new capacity. The cost decline is fastest for revolutionary technologies i.e. 3rd generation solar and slower for evolutionary i.e. 1st & 2nd generation solar and mature technologies. Thus the company money tree will bear more fruit as time and costs reduce with increased economies of scale.

When will solar be at parity with current generation sources? Below is the LCOE calculator. Plug in some numbers and you’ll be surprised how quick it can change. Remember those Capital Cost numbers are based on the current 1st and 2nd generation solar costs. No wonder the utilities are worried about renewables, particularly the next generation of solar from QMC/Solterra. http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html

[#1] https://www.linkedin.com/groupItem?view=&gid=1848744&type=member&item=5983269072333213696&commentID=5992389122730242048&report.success=8ULbKyXO6NDvmoK7o030UNOYGZKrvdhBhypZ_w8EpQrrQI-BBjkmxwkEOwBjLE28YyDIxcyEO7_TA_giuRN#commentID_5992389122730242048
[#2] http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/12/us-tsmc-renesas-idUSBRE85B06J20120612
[#3] http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-04-07/utility-sales-could-drop-by-half-as-homes-make-their-own-power

Company OTCQB ticker symbol: QTMM
Regards,
Bill

QTMM Quantum Dots Rumored For iPhone 6 Display?

March 31, 2014

..................... Quantum Materials Corp ...............Solterra Renewable Technologies Blog............ IT IS NOT SPONSORED BY QMC, this is Bill Leigh's personal blog

 
If the rumor comes to fruition should the competition be worried?
An investor on IHub(DDHawk) has this take, that I agree with, as to why the competition should be worried:
Our Giant Tetrapod Quantum Dots (GTQD’s) are:
[1] 10 to 100X brighter & remain
[2] highly stable (luminescent & non-blinking) for much longer (comparative) metrics (if not indefinitely) at a
[3] higher light output with less heat generation , which
[4] extends product service life. QMC has effectively mitigated the troubling
[5] ‘aggregation’ problem all other QDot manufacturers have stumbled-on (as Steve basically mapped-out in his LinkedIn comment today). For most intents & purposes, our giant thick-shelled CdSe TQD’s could be considered
[6] non-toxic (below RoHS levels) due to having a far lower CdSe (heavy metals) content and needing less QD’s because of their better results while being
[7] heavily encased within the durable…

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QTMM Quantum Dots Rumored For iPhone 6 Display?

March 31, 2014
 
If the rumor comes to fruition should the competition be worried?
An investor on IHub has this take, that I agree with, as to why the competition should be worried:
Our Giant Tetrapod Quantum Dots (GTQD’s) are:
[1] 10 to 100X brighter & remain
[2] highly stable (luminescent & non-blinking) for much longer (comparative) metrics (if not indefinitely) at a
[3] higher light output with less heat generation , which
[4] extends product service life. QMC has effectively mitigated the troubling
[5] ‘aggregation’ problem all other QDot manufacturers have stumbled-on (as Steve basically mapped-out in his LinkedIn comment today). For most intents & purposes, our giant thick-shelled CdSe TQD’s could be considered
[6] non-toxic (below RoHS levels) due to having a far lower CdSe (heavy metals) content and needing less QD’s because of their better results while being
[7] heavily encased within the durable 6 to 19-layer thick,
[8] selectivity/uniformity enhanced end-product nano-particle shell….all of which takes place in the
[9] low-cost
[10] automated micro-reactor process on
[11] an industrial scale , which FlowId has already expeditiously adapted to our
[12] newly acquired GTQD tech. And as an added bonus , these GTQD’s are able to be made
[13] application-specific & the higher stability allows for a
[14] greater ‘on’ time , which results in a much higher number of
[15] MEG (multiple exciton generation) reactions , particularly when
[16] interspersed onto sheets of graphene… MEG; the holy grail of renewable energy…producing more energy than is being taken in.
[17] overcoming the ‘photobleaching’ effect
[18] overcoming the Stokes Shift limitations
[19] overcoming the auger recombination effect
[20] customized arm lengths for specific apps
[21] customized arm chemistry for electro & pharma-chemical reactive apps
[22] multiple arms for a far greater series of effects & apps than spherical QD’s
By my count, that makes 22 unique & formidable characteristics/attributes that put QMC GTQD’s head-&-shoulders above the competition. In-all; what’s not to like😉 Definitely something to consider if you’re an investor: OTCQB ticker: QTMM

Quantum Dots – What’s it about?

March 25, 2014

Quantum Dots – What’s it about?.

What’s it about? It’s about being financially secure in the future by doing a little Due Diligence now! Can you afford to pass it up?

Game-Changing Stocks – QTMM set to lead Quantum Dot Nanotechnology

March 20, 2014

Game-Changing Stocks – QTMM set to lead Quantum Dot Nanotechnology.

IT’s UP TO YOU! DO YOU REALLY WANT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?

Quantum Dots – What’s it about?

March 3, 2014

It’s about Quantum Materials Corp. (OTCQB:QTMM) a nanotechnology company that can make copious amounts of quantum dots. If you never heard of a quantum dot you are not alone. The average person doesn’t understand, know if you can see them with the naked eye, how they are used or what they even are.

Quantum dots are man made crystals 10,000 times smaller than a human hair, thus smaller than human cells. Their special electrical conductivity properties have generated a new class of semiconductor. These unique nanocrystals, also known as nanoparticles, are creating quite a stir in several industries because the technology applications are across a broad spectrum and you may remember the growth of companies like Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments that were making semiconductors. Quantum Materials Corp. makes Quantum Dots which are the next generation of semiconductors.

Why invest in quantum dots? Think of what has changed the shape of the future for the world in the past. The wheel, smelting, gunpowder, plastics, Biotech and computers may come to mind. Now add Quantum Dots! Why? Because quantum dots (QDs) have completed the transition from a once curious demonstration of quantum confinement in semiconductors to an exponential expansion of applications ranging from fluorophores providing unique insights in biological investigations to multi-exciton generation (MEG) in solar cells.

A QD Learning Adventure Video

Solterra Quantum Dots

Like to be financially secure?

I first read in Motley Fool a statement and loved it because it is so true, So, I’ll relay it again “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” You’ll want to remember that and invest for the future in nanotechnology. One company that meets the criteria as a growth business that will dominate a mass market is Quantum Materials Corp (OTCQB:QTMM) with their QDX Tetrapod Quantum Dot’s (TQD). They have multiple uses in a wide array of applications in many different sectors…not just solar, medical and visual displays. Those were the primary reasons that I invested in this stock in the 1st place and as more and more uses for quantum dots are discovered every day, it re-enforces that I made the right decision….”it’s the same as having ‘a diversified portfolio , all in one stock‘.”[1]

Applications-of-nanoparticles

Source: “Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles” [2]

An investment in nanotechnology and in particular Quantum Materials Corp. is essential! This nanotechnology field that most people know nothing about is going to change how the world develops in ways completely unimaginative to most, as seen in the incomplete chart above, i.e. waste heat recovery and flexible solar cells not addressed.
Tissue welding with lasers during surgery, selective cell isolation to eradicate cancers, solar cells with up to 65% efficiency, displays that pop with vibrant colors, power consumption 50% less than existing means, 3D TV’s that could go into the realm of holographic realism[3],  clothing and paints that change color with the whim of your desires. Sounds far fetched?
So was Dick Tracy’s 2 way wrist radio/TV watch in 1964, precursor to cell phones today. The Quantum Materials Corporation developed the method to mass produce a nanoparticle called a QUANTUM DOT that will follow the worldchanging technologies like Plastics 1920’s40’s, Biotech 1940’s60s, Internet 1970’s90’s and now Nanotech 2016 – ?.
The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.
A previous press release with NanoAxis using Quantum Materials Corp TQD’s in their Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression research was eye opening. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8794822.htm Multiple applications like that in one sector of one market give credence to the depth of this technology into the diverse commercial markets opening up. Optoelectronics and the display screens that save energy for handhelds, computers, billboards and TV’s, to the household light bulbs will all use Quantum Dots. Anything that has color associated with it is a candidate for QD use. How broad is that? And the amazing part of this is it goes both ways. Not only do quantum dots give off vibrant light in every visible color spectrum but they absorb light in every spectrum to generate electricity. Solar cells will power devices 24/7. This day and night production of electricity uses solar cells that generate power from the ultraviolet thru visible, to the infrared lighting range to produce their power. To be more descriptive, sunlight at zenith (climax or high point) provides a radiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation. The wafer type solar cells available today can only process visible light. That leaves out over half of the energy available from IR and the remainder in the UV. 56% of the available energy to be converted to electricity is LOST using today’s solar cells. In the future using the Solterra Renewable Technology flexible solar cell you will be able to capture that lost energy in the IR and UV region. And what is really exciting about this new Nanotechnology with Tetrapod Quantum Dots is it’s absorption capability 24 hours a day! Like enhanced night vision goggles the IR at night (although it would be a small amount) is enough to continue generation of power around the clock. Indoors (day and night) the lighting will be recycled to generate power with solar floors.

Is it going to happen tomorrow? NO! ‘Quantum Dots (QD)’ is the latest and the most advanced part of semiconductor nanoparticles, which, currently, are at the pre-commercialized stage.[4] All developing technologies of significance take around 20 years to come to fruition. QD technology and products are no different, hitting the 35 year mark this year, taking a little longer. The quantum dot industry is going to go through a mega growth period and that is the problem currently facing the manufacturers. The mega market hasn’t arrived and is another two to three years away, and that is a good thing because the current manufacturers like Nanoco and Nanosys couldn’t support an explosive growth demand. They are struggling just to make their current quotas now. QMC on the other hand is posturing and aligning resources to be able to support the mega market growth when it arrives full force as evidenced in the press releases below. QMC patented a continuous manufacturing approach using a microfluidic-reactor. Their small reactor produces 250 kg of tetrapod QDs per year, or 250,000g per year. QMC’s first of several commercial scale micro-reactors of 2000kg/yr was operational June of 2015.  QMC produces in 20 minutes what has taken ten days to produce in the past. (Click HERE to see actual production) Colloidal batch synthesis methods to manufacture QD’s in gram quantities by the other manufacturers will not support the explosive commercial market needs for thousands of grams per day. Batch synthesis is too costly, time consuming and a large overhead is required. That will cut the field of approximately 22 players down significantly. For investors the field is even smaller, the public traded companies manufacturing QD’s are very limited, 2-3. Those public traded companies have fixed production capacity which restricts their ability to support commercialization of products and that brings us back to the quote above,”the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” Quantum Materials Corp. using their proprietary microfluidic-reactors will easily be able to expand to support demand from the industries mega growth potential. The question is will the microfluidic-reactor manufacturer be able to keep up with the units needed to support a mega growth demand in time, or will the company have to go to shift work around the clock, 7 days a week until additional units arrive? Reality is the microfluidic-reactor supply will not be an issue for Quantum Materials Corp.. They have been diligently working with the manufacturer to address this continuously building growth demand and can contract out to others if needed.

You can’t say now that you didn’t have a chance to look into what a Quantum Dot company is about with return potentials like Dell, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. I suggest you investigate further Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM and then if you decide not to invest at least follow the company developments. You can always change your mind later, just don’t watch another life time opportunity pass you by. Life is too short waiting for the next one to come by. Remember by the time feature magazines and newspapers like Barron’s, Forbes or The Wall Street Journal start covering breaking technology companies like Quantum Materials Corp. , the most potential for maximizing profit has already slipped past you and out your wallet!

Good luck, health and prosperity to you.

Bill Leigh Investing wisely!

[1]http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=68465724

[2] http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-applications.php

[3] http://bgr.com/2015/12/17/apple-iphone-3d-hologram-display/

[4] http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/1762789#ixzz2uYkl71pz

Latest Audio:
October 2014: QMC’s CEO Clear Channel Radio Interview

Latest Videos:
Sept. 2014: Click HERE to view 4 short TV interviews with Tetrapod Quantum Dots being produced before your eyes at qmcdots.com/videos!
June 2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest releases:

January 27, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp to Launch Quantum Dot Production in China, Joint Venture Partner GTG Commits $20 Million US Investment”
December 15, 2015:“Quantum Materials Corp. Accomplishments and Market Projections”
September 22, 2015: “Quantum Materials Corp Signs Funded Product Development Agreement With Leading Optical Film Manufacturer (Spoiler – Per 8K it’s Nitto Denko)”
July 28, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Enters Joint Development Agreement With Leading Display Panel Manufacturer”
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
January 6, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Increasing Quantum Dot Production Capacity to Two Metric Tons by Q2 2015 to Meet 4K LCD TV and Display Demand”
November 19, 2014: “Eminent Nanotechnologist Dr. Michael Krueger Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 12, 2014: “Nanomaterial Processes Scientist Dr. Krishna Kowlgi Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 5, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp to Quadruple Lab Space and Add Scientists”
October 1, 2014: “Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum dot displays to launch in 2015”
August 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Achieves 95% Quantum Yield by Automated Quantum Dot Production”
July 22, 2014: “Quantum Materials Announces Outside Directors and Adds Scientific Advisory Board”
June 30, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Uncloneable Anti-Counterfeiting 3D Printing Technology”
June 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Ships 20 Grams of Quantum Dots to Major Asia-Based Global Company in First Weeks of Operation of Scaled Production System”
June 3, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp. Initiates Quantum Dot Mass Production Months Ahead of Schedule “
May 21, 2014: “Quantum Materials Update on Scaled Quantum Dot Production”
April 10, 2014: “Quantum Materials Delivers Advanced Material to Broaden Product Offerings”
Feb. 19, 2014: This announcement is a huge competitive advantage! “Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology to Increase Brightness and Stability in Consumer Electronics”
Feb. 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod Quantum Dot Production”
Nov. 7, 2013: “Quantum Materials Engineers Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Biomedical Assays and Devices”
Sept. 11, 2013: “Customized Tetrapod Quantum Dot samples delivered to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics firm”
July/Aug 2013: “Quantum Dots: The Next Generation of Displays”
July 29, 2013: “Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers”
June 6, 2013: “Quantum Materials Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule”
March 27, 2013: “Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers”
Feb. 12, 2013: This press release about being able to manufacture Cadmium Free Quantum Dots is significant because it opens up the European and Asian markets that have bans on rare earth metals in their products. “Non Heavy Metal – Cadmium Free Tetrapod Quantum Dots”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

Disclosure: I am long QTMM.

https://solterra1.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/wall-street-wonder-in-the-making-qtmm/

February 27, 2014

Wall Street Wonder in The Making – QTMM!

The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.

It’s all about Quantum Materials Corp. (QTMM) a nanotechnology company that can make copious amounts of quantum dots that the average person doesn’t understand, know if you can see them with the naked eye, how they are used or what they even are. Quantum dots are man made crystals smaller than human cells. Their special electrical conductivity properties have generated a new class of semiconductor. These unique nanocrystals, also known as nanoparticles, are creating quite a stir in several industries because the technology applications are across a broad spectrum and you may remember the growth of companies like Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments that were making semiconductors. Quantum Materials Corp. makes Quantum Dots which are the next generation of semiconductors.

Why invest in quantum dots? Think of what has changed the shape of the future for the world in the past. The wheel, smelting, gunpowder, and computers may come to mind. Now add Quantum Dots! Why? Because quantum dots (QDs) have completed the transition from a once curious demonstration of quantum confinement in semiconductors to an exponential expansion of applications ranging from fluorophores providing unique insights in biological investigations to multi-exciton generation (MEG) in solar cells.

A QD Learning Adventure Video

Like to be financially secure?

I first read in Motley Fool a statement and loved it because it is so true, So, I’ll relay it again “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” You’ll want to remember that and invest for the future in nanotechnology. One company that meets the criteria as a growth business that will dominate a mass market is Quantum Materials Corp (USA) with their Tetrapod Quantum Dot’s (TQD).  They have multiple uses in a wide array of applications in many different sectors...not just solar, medical and visual displays. Those were the primary reasons that I invested in this stock in the 1st place and as more and more uses for quantum dots are discovered every day,  it re-enforces that I made the right decision….”it’s the same as having ‘a diversified portfolio , all in one stock’.”[1]

applications of nanoparticles
Source: “Commercial scale production of inorganic nanoparticles”  [2]
An investment in this nanotechnology company that most people know nothing about is going to change how the world develops in ways completely unimaginative to most, as identified in some of the applications on the chart above.

Tissue welding with lasers during surgery, selective cell isolation to eradicate cancers, Solar cells with up to 65% efficiency, displays that pop with vibrant colors, power consumption 50% less than existing means, 3D TV’s that could go into the realm of holographic realism, clothing and paints that change color with the whim of your desires. Sounds far fetched?

So was Dick Tracy’s 2 way wrist radio/TV watch in 1964, precursor to cell phones today. The Quantum Materials Corporation developed the method to mass produce a nanoparticle called a QUANTUM DOT that will follow the world-changing technologies like Plastics 1920′s – 40′s, Biotech 1940′s – 60-s, Internet 1970′s – 90′s and now Nanotech 2010 – ?.

The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.
A previous press release with NanoAxis using Quantum Materials Corp TQD’s in their Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression research was eye opening. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8794822.htm

Multiple applications like that in one sector of one market give credence to the depth of this technology into the diverse commercial markets opening up. Optoelectronics and the display screens that save energy proposed for future QDLED iPhones [3&4] to the household light bulbs will all use Quantum Dots. Anything that has color associated with it is a candidate for QD use. How broad is that? And the amazing part of this is it goes both ways. Not only do quantum dots give off vibrant light in every visible color spectrum but they absorb light in every spectrum to generate electricity. Solar cells will power devices 24/7. This day and night production of electricity uses solar cells that generate power from the ultraviolet thru visible to the infrared lighting range to produce their power. To be more descriptive, sunlight at zenith (climax or high point) provides a radiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation. The wafer type solar cells available today can only process visible light. That leaves out over half of the energy available from IR and the remainder in the UV. 56% of the available energy to be converted to electricity is LOST using today’s solar cells. Tomorrow using the Solterra Renewable Technology flexible solar cell you will be able to capture that lost energy in the IR and UV region. And what is really exciting about this new Nanotechnology with Tetrapod Quantum Dots is it’s absorption capability 24 hours a day! Like enhanced night vision goggles the IR at night (although it would be a small amount) is enough to continue generation of power around the clock.

You can’t say now that you didn’t have a chance to look into what could be the next Wall Street Wonder company with return potentials like Dell, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon. I suggest you investigate further Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM and then if you decide not to invest at least follow the company developments. You can always change your mind later, just don’t watch another life time opportunity pass you by. Life is too short waiting for the next one to come by. Just remember by the time feature magazines and newspapers like Barron’s, Forbes or The Wall Street Journal start covering breaking technology companies like QTMM, the most potential for profit has already slipped past you and out your wallet!

Good luck, health and prosperity to you.

Bill Leigh

[1]http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=68465724

[2] http://www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-applications.php

[3]http://blog.toaninfo.com/2011/09/comparison-of-iphone-5-droid-bionic-and.html

[4]http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/06/apple-intensifies-research-into-quantum-dot-enhanced-displays

Latest video:
June  2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest press releases:
July 22, 2014: “Quantum Materials Announces Outside Directors and Adds Scientific Advisory Board”
June 30, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Uncloneable Anti-Counterfeiting 3D Printing Technology”
June 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Ships 20 Grams of Quantum Dots to Major Asia-Based Global Company in First Weeks of Operation of Scaled Production System”
May 21, 2014: “Quantum Materials Update on Scaled Quantum Dot Production”
April 10, 2014: “Quantum Materials Delivers Advanced Material to Broaden Product Offerings”
Feb. 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology to Increase Brightness and Stability in Consumer Electronics”
Feb. 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod Quantum Dot Production”
Nov. 7, 2013: “Quantum Materials Engineers Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Biomedical Assays and Devices”
Sept. 11, 2013: “Customized Tetrapod Quantum Dot samples delivered to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics firm”
July/Aug 2013: “Quantum Dots: The Next Generation of Displays”
July 29, 2013: “Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers”
June 6, 2013: “Quantum Materials Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule”
March 27, 2013: “Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers”
Feb. 12, 2013: This press release about being able to manufacture Cadmium Free Quantum Dots is significant because it opens up the European and Asian markets that have bans on rare earth metals in their products. “Non Heavy Metal – Cadmium Free Tetrapod Quantum Dots”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

Wall Street Wonder in The Making! QTMM

February 15, 2014

The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.

It’s all about a nanotechnology company that can make copious amounts of quantum dots that the average person doesn’t understand, know if you can see them with the naked eye, how they are used or what they even are.   Quantum dots are man made crystals smaller than human cells. Their special electrical conductivity properties have generated a new class of semiconductor.  These unique nanocrystals are creating quite a stir in the industry because the technology applications are across a broad spectrum and you may remember the growth of companies like Intel, Samsung and Texas Instruments that were making semiconductors.  Quantum Materials Corp. (USA) makes Quantum Dots which are the next generation of semiconductors. 

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I first read in Motley Fool a statement and loved it because it is so true, So, I’ll relay it again “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” You’ll want to remember that and invest for the future in nanotechnology. One company that meets the criteria as a growth business that will dominate a mass market is Quantum Materials Corp (USA) with their Tetrapod Quantum Dot’s (TQD).  They have multiple uses in a wide array of applications in many different sectors...not just solar, medical and visual displays. Those were the primary reasons that I invested in this stock in the 1st place and as more and more uses for quantum dots are discovered every day,  it re-enforces that I made the right decision….”it’s the same as having ‘a diversified portfolio , all in one stock’.”[1]  An investment in this nanotechnology company that most people know nothing about is going to change how the world develops in ways completely unimaginative to most.
Tissue welding with lasers during surgery, selective cell isolation to eradicate cancers, Solar cells with up to 65% efficiency, displays that pop with vibrant colors, power consumption 50% less than existing means, 3D TV’s that could go into the realm of holographic realism, clothing and paints that change color with the whim of your desires. Sounds far fetched?
So was Dick Tracy’s 2 way wrist radio/TV watch in 1964, precursor to cell phones today. The Quantum Materials Corporation developed the method to mass produce a nanocrystal called a QUANTUM DOT that will follow the world-changing technologies like Plastics 1920’s – 40’s, Biotech 1940’s – 60-s, Internet 1970’s – 90’s and now Nanotech 2010 – ?.
The beauty of this quantum dot is its ubiquitous use in so many life changing applications.
A previous press release with NanoAxis using Quantum Materials Corp TQD’s in their Cancer, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and depression research was eye opening. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8794822.htm Multiple applications like that in one sector of one market give creadance to the depth of this technology into the diverse commercial markets opening up. Optoelectronics and the display screens that save energy proposed for future QDLED iPhones [2&3]  to the household light bulbs will all use Quantum Dots. Anything that has color associated with it is a candidate for QD use. How broad is that? And the amazing part of this is it goes both ways. Not only do quantum dots give off vibrant light in every visible color spectrum but they absorb light in every spectrum to generate electricity. Solar cells will power devices 24/7. This day and night production of electricity uses solar cells that generate power from the ultraviolet thru visible to the infrared lighting range to produce their power. To be more descriptive, sunlight at zenith (climax or high point) provides an irradiance of just over 1 kilowatt per square meter at sea level. Of this energy 527 watts is infrared radiation, 445 watts is visible light, and 32 watts is ultraviolet radiation. The wafer type solar cells available today can only process visible light. That leaves out over half of the energy available from IR and the remainder in the UV. 56% of the available energy to be converted to electricity is LOST using today’s solar cells. Tomorrow using the Solterra Renewable Technology flexible solar cell you will be able to capture that lost energy in the IR and UV region. And what is really exciting about this new Nanotechnology with Tetrapod Quantum Dots is it’s absorption capability 24 hours a day! Like enhanced night vision goggles the IR at night (although it would be a small amount) is enough to continue generation of power around the clock.

You can’t say now that you didn’t have a chance to look into what could be the next Wall Street Wonder company with return potentials like Dell, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon, and if investing a little in an individual company isn’t your style, at least look into a Nanotechnology fund. IT IS THE FUTURE.

I suggest you investigate Quantum Materials Corp – ticker QTMM and if you decide not to invest at least follow the company developments. You can always change your mind later, just don’t watch another life time opportunity pass you by. Life is too short waiting for the next one to come by.

Good luck, health and prosperity in what ever choice you make.

Bill

[1]http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/read_msg.aspx?message_id=68465724

[2]http://blog.toaninfo.com/2011/09/comparison-of-iphone-5-droid-bionic-and.html

[3]http://appleinsider.com/articles/14/02/06/apple-intensifies-research-into-quantum-dot-enhanced-displays

Latest video:
Sept. 2014: Click HERE to view 4 short TV interviews with Tetrapod Quantum Dots being produced before your eyes at qmcdots.com/videos!
June 2013: Click HERE to view the CEO’s look into the future

Latest press releases:
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
January 6, 2015: ” Quantum Materials Increasing Quantum Dot Production Capacity to Two Metric Tons by Q2 2015 to Meet 4K LCD TV and Display Demand”
November 19, 2014: “Eminent Nanotechnologist Dr. Michael Krueger Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 12, 2014: “Nanomaterial Processes Scientist Dr. Krishna Kowlgi Joins Quantum Materials Corp”
November 5, 2014: “Quantum Materials Corp to Quadruple Lab Space and Add Scientists”
October 1, 2014: “Quantum Materials Scaling Up Photoactive Quantum Dot Production for Solar Power Generation”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum Materials Acquires Bayer Technology Services Quantum Dot Manufacturing and Quantum Dot Solar Cell Patents”
August 20, 2014: “Quantum dot displays to launch in 2015”
August 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Achieves 95% Quantum Yield by Automated Quantum Dot Production”
July 22, 2014: “Quantum Materials Announces Outside Directors and Adds Scientific Advisory Board”
June 30, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Uncloneable Anti-Counterfeiting 3D Printing Technology”
June 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Ships 20 Grams of Quantum Dots to Major Asia-Based Global Company in First Weeks of Operation of Scaled Production System”
Feb. 19, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Los Alamos Thick-Shell Quantum Dot Technology to Increase Brightness and Stability in Consumer Electronics”
Feb. 6, 2014: “Quantum Materials Secures Funding to Initiate Expanded Tetrapod Quantum Dot Production”
Nov. 7, 2013: “Quantum Materials Engineers Tetrapod Quantum Dots to Improve Diagnostic Accuracy of Biomedical Assays and Devices”
Sept. 11, 2013: “Customized Tetrapod Quantum Dot samples delivered to a diversified leading Asian-based electronics firm”
July/Aug 2013: “Quantum Dots: The Next Generation of Displays”
July 29, 2013: “Tetrapod nanocrystals light the way to stronger polymers”
June 6, 2013: “Quantum Materials Tetrapod Quantum Dots Break Kasha’s Rule”
March 27, 2013: “Quantum Materials Corporation Supplies Tetrapod Quantum Dots to U.S. Government Researchers”
Feb. 12, 2013: This press release about being able to manufacture Cadmium Free Quantum Dots is significant because it opens up the European and Asian markets that have bans on rare earth metals in their products. “Non Heavy Metal – Cadmium Free Tetrapod Quantum Dots”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?

February 11, 2014

When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?  When its growth is poised to dominate a mass market!  http://www.qmcdots.com/ and http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/

I’m sure if you have been investing you have gotten many recommendations, next multi baggers and the biggest sure thing since Krispy Krème, MSFT, Dell ….and I’m sure you have seen some go by that you wish you hadn’t passed up.  However “the secret to making a fortune in the stock market is to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market.” Don’t believe me, do your DD that the Quantum Dot (QD) Nanotechnology is in a significant number of industrial applications from Solar, Medical, Optoelectronics to MEMS and Quantum Computing. QD’s are the next generation of semiconductors. If that doesn’t qualify for a mass market then I don’t know what would.

Why hasn’t QD Technology taken off? PRICE, QUANTITY AND QUALITY. Up until Quantum Materials Corp (Ticker – QTMM) developed the means to mass produce QD’s economically with >95% uniformity the research studies and commercialization of products has been significantly restrained. So much so it has taken 20 years to get to this phase.  That no longer is the case and you have a chance to see truly life changing technology develop before your eyes for those willing to investigate and learn about the story.  When is a penny stock NOT a penny stock?  When its future earnings are coming from many business applications.

Quantum Dot Based Technology Alliance Targets Major Diseases: Alzheimer’s, Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, Breast Cancer and Major Depression
Quantum Dot Continuous Flow Processing Breakthrough Achieved

 http://www.qmcdots.com/  and their subsidiary http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/.

 Find the value in the undervalued.

The views expressed above are my own and not those of Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. or of any person or organization affiliated or doing business with Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

Have a great day!
Bill

Game-Changing Stocks – QTMM set to lead Quantum Dot Nanotechnology

February 9, 2014

Received this in my e-mail along with all the other material but found some of the points here very apropos for QTMM.
http://www.streetauthority.com/a/what-i-learned-well-known-stock-2500-458320

Andy Obermueller wrote: “Most of you know me as the Chief Strategist of Game-Changing Stocks. The entire focus of my advisory — and my investment philosophy — is to find those situations where the “rubber meets the road.” I’m talking about those profitable instances where a company, technology, or trend is really about to soar.

And while the goal sounds noble, my earnest intentions mean nothing if I don’t have a method to fit my aims. Of course, I do have a method. And the best news is that its main tenets aren’t difficult to put to work in your own portfolio…

First, research is the only way you’ll successfully find the next big thing. Most game-changers are ignored by media outlets until they’re bigger trends. By then the opportunity for the biggest profits has passed.

And believe me, I know whereof I speak. I was business writer and editor for years at some of the nation’s largest papers. By the time you read a story in The Wall Street Journal or Forbes or Barron’s, the smart money is already in and scoring profits.
Now, I have a pretty big advantage of most investors. Much to the benefit of my readers, it’s my job to research these ideas. Most people simply don’t have the time.

My office is filled with clippings, newspapers, SEC reports, and magazines lying just about everywhere. (I read just about anything I can get my hands on.)(Sounds like some of the board members for QTMM on Investorshub http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/board.aspx?board_id=15185)

But research is only one part of the process. To profit the most from game-changing ideas, you also have to be an investor.

Now we all consider ourselves investors — after all, we buy stocks, right? That’s not quite what I’m talking about.

When you hear about “game-changers,” I bet you think of stocks that rise dramatically nearly overnight. You buy in, hold for a few weeks or days and then sell after a quick run-up. But in my experience, real game-changers see strong returns for months and years. (This is what we are really talking about here and that is what gets me all excited. It was once said over on Motley Fool the secret to making a fortune in the stock market was to identify a unique growth business poised to dominate a mass market. If QTMM and their quantum dots doesn’t fit that bill, I don’t know what does.)

Look at shares of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL). It was more than seven years ago when shares traded at $13. Now they’re at $337. That’s a gain of nearly 2,500% (An update as of 7-25-14 – “Apple is up 6000% since 2004”)

And if you look at the biggest winners in the market’s history, it’s the exact same story.

Walmart (NYSE: WMT) didn’t grow to a national presence overnight. Its shares didn’t soar for just a few weeks either. Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) may have grown quickly, but even those with the foresight to buy shares in the ’80s wish like hell they had hung on to them. As long as the trend behind an investment is still moving positively, I want to be profiting from it. And I have no problem seeing profits build year after year after year.

Many happy returns . . .

Andy Obermueller
Chief Investment Strategist — Game-Changing Stocks”

Hope Andy’s point of view helps some of those on the fence make their decision.  “I think this stock is a long term investment, say 20 – 25 years. Imagine the first 5-10, (after confirmation) will be the glory years with the next 10+ good for growth/dividends, (jmho).” That’s right in line with Mr. Obermuellers message here. But you have to take some $’s off the table at some point and not feel like you made a mistake. Just don’t get greedy.

Good luck and do your DD before investing.


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