Posts Tagged ‘Energy’

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

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. 

A QD Learning Adventure Video

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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

Quantum Dots – Your Investment for The Future!

April 1, 2013

Investigate Quantum Materials Corp. (QMC) Ticker QTMM and their impact on advances in the technology field involving Quantum Dots (QD). You’ve never heard of Quantum Dots or Tetrapod Quantum Dots even though they have been around for twenty years, but in a very short time you will know them as well as you know about Kleenex, Sugar Pops and cell phones.

A quantum dot cannot be seen with the naked eye. It is an extremely tiny manmade semiconductor nanocrystal in the range of 2 nm to 10 nm in diameter (Note that 1 nanometer = 10-9 meter, which is roughly 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of human hair). What makes Quantum Dots so unique is their electrons are confined in 3 dimensions. The addition or removal of an electron changes its properties. Once an electron inside the dot undergoes a transition from a higher energy (excited) state to a lower energy (ground) state, they emit light. Vice versa for solar applications when a photon from the sun enters they emit energy producing  an electrical charge. Once fabricated, quantum dots can be used in a broad range of practical applications. In biochemistry, quantum dots are called redox groups. In nanotechnology , they are called quantum bits or qubits. That property of emitting light at very specific wavelengths is extremely useful. Sort of like microscopic pieces of glitter that glow different colors. Scientists love this characteristic, research is exploding in all types of uses and products.

Take 5 minutes and educate yourself by viewing this video Click HERE on how you will be affected by QD’s in your everyday life and how they will eventually save your life or a loved one. It’s not sci-fi, fairytales or hopeful thinking. Quantum Dots are a reality just starting to make inroads into multiple industries, markets and sectors. After the company had their patent approved Stephen B. Squires , CEO and President of Quantum Materials Corporation, Inc. and Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., said, “With the granting of the US Patent, tetrapod quantum dots are well positioned to revolutionize several industries in offering dramatic performance at cost effective levels. While the technology has been under review, we have continued to execute our vision to establish global manufacturing centers and strategic partnerships for creating dramatic value in our companies.” Squires continued, “Adoption of quantum dots will result in new classes of products with advanced features, improved performance, energy efficiency, and lower cost.” Translated it boils down to huge profits for the company that can mass produce Quantum Dots economically and Quantum Materials Corporation can do that efficiently.

Art Lamstein , Director of Marketing for QMC and SRT added, “The timeline is moved forward to present day and market forecasts will need be rewritten for quantum dot based renewable energy, photovoltaics, biotech diagnostic assays, drug delivery platforms, theranostic cancer and other biomedicine treatments, QD-LED and opto-electronic devices, photonics, low power SSL lighting, batteries, fuel cells, thermo-QD applications, quantum computing, memory, and conductive inks (to name a few).”

This QD technology is truly revolutionary, but QMC’s mass production capabilities is truly a GAME CHANGER in the industry. This disruptive technology advancement of QMC’s will expedite to market many of the uses and applications still being explored. Doors will open to advances in cancer treatment, medical, aerospace, waste heat recovery, biotechnology & optoelectronics. Can you afford to risk losing out on the next technology revolution that’s been in the making for some twenty years? At least put it on your radar screen to monitor. Investing in QTMM may make your chance to retire early a possibility or at least a little more luxurious! IMO QTMM is a global play that’s about to pay.

 Quantum Materials Corporation has been 4 years in the making but this company will be considered one of those OVERNIGHT sensations when people look back in time. The multiple markets that this technology is related to are in the billions. Read about    

TICKER: QTMM 
http://www.qmcdots.com/

Quantum Dots – Your Investment for the future!

QMC’s Quantum Dot Industry Growth Potential = Nothing less than Explosive!

October 19, 2012

Quantum Materials Corp  is the catalyst! – ticker QTMM

August 18, 2012 According to a new market research report, “Quantum Dots (QD) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2022)” published by MarketsandMarkets (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com), the total market for Quantum dots is expected to reach $7480.25 million (7.48 billion) by 2022,  at a CAGR of 55.2% from 2012 to 2022. [3] This is in line with previous predictions: The global market for QDs, which in 2010 is estimated to generate $67 million in revenues, is projected to grow over the next 5 years at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 58.3%, reaching almost $670 million by 2015, representing a tenfold increase. Following the initially modest revenues generated by standalone colloidal QDs—primarily serving the life sciences, academic, and other industrial research and development (R&D) communities—within the next 2 years several significant product launches are expected with colloidal or in situ QD underpinnings. These will bolster market revenue considerably. The biggest growth sectors will be in optoelectronics, solar energy, optics, and electronics, adding to strong growth already established in the biomedical sector. Specific QDbased products include lasers, sensors, Flash memory, lighting and displays, second and third-generation solar panels, security deterrents, and several enhancements to portable devices.[1] 

Katharine Sanderson wrote for the Nature Journal June 10, 2009:

There’s gold at the end of this rainbow. Nanocrystals called quantum dots have promised to revolutionize display technologies, solar power and biological imaging for more than a decade. Yet the quantum-dot market has remained small, with a handful of companies selling dots directly to researchers, using the particles to develop their own products or licensing their technologies to partners. [2]

Quantum dots have been around for quite a while, but they’re taking a really long time to mature,” says David Hwang of the market-analysis company Lux Research in New York. A key barrier is price: quantum dots can cost anywhere from US$3,000 to $10,000 per gram, restricting their use to highly specialized applications.  (QMC has taken that significant barrier down.)

But industry analysts are now predicting extremely rapid growth for the market over the next few years, driven by demand for energy-efficient displays and lighting, and enabled by cheaper, more efficient manufacturing processes. In September 2008, market-research company BCC Research of Wellesley, Massachusetts, predicted that the market for products relying on quantum dots would grow from $28.6 million in 2008 to $721 million by 2013, with particularly rapid growth in the optoelectronics sector from 2010 (see graph).

It was brought to my attention and I have to say the projections made are about 2-3 years behind by the current standards.  Developments in solar using Quantum Dots didn’t develop as fast as expected and is an obvious example looking at the chart. Pretty much all the markets that were expected to use QD”s are far below the projections.  Do you know any company other than Nanoco that has received over a million for QD’s for any use? The only uses have been in the research fields to date, developing the products that can be commercialized when QD’s become economical. Since the commercialization of products has taken in inordinate amount of time, it tells me there could be a lot of pent-up demand building for QD’s. So the prediction above of extreme rapid growth may just be right on the mark if not an under statement.                                                                               Courtesy BCC Research

Michael Edelman, Nanoco’s chief executive, says “If this market is going to take off we’ll need a lot of material.”(2) The last couple years have found many new applications for Quantum Dot use. Current and future applications of QDs impact a broad range of industrial markets. These include, for example, biology and biomedicine; computing and memory; electronics and displays; optoelectronic devices such as LEDs, lighting, and lasers; optical components used in telecommunications; and security applications such as covert identification tagging or biowarfare detection sensors.[1]

Quantum Materials Corp. (USA)  can now provide the low cost, high volume, high quality quantum dots that will fuel the growth in the various industries worldwide because of their continuous flow process. Mass production of Quantum dots will be the catayst that provides the cross over from product research to commercialization. The numerous markets and the explosive growth potential leaves plenty of room for others to try and compete also. Try they will and just as Enterprise, Avis, Hertz, Budget are all prosperous, the nanotechnology field for quantum dots will be no different as it matures. But it’s always better to be the MARKET LEADER and NUMBER ONE.

Quantum Materials Corp. (USA) the global play that’s about to pay.

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:
January 30, 2017:“GTG and QMA Report 150 Million RMB Investment by China Government Guidance Fund and Siting of Production Facilities in Beijing and Changde Economic Development Zones”
January 04, 2017:“Quantum Materials Corp to Present Heavy Metal-Free Quantum Dot Display Film at 2017 Consumer Electronics Show”
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”
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”
Nov. 20, 2012: “Revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dot Synthesis Patent”
Nov. 13, 2012: Biomed “High Brightness Tetrapod Quantum Dots Developed”

sources:

[1] Global Market for Quantum Dot Technologies to Reach $670 Million by 2015 By Electronics.ca Research NetworkPublished February 22, 2011Nanotechnology

[2] Quantum dots go large : Nature News by Katharine Sanderson June 10, 2009:

[3] “Quantum Dots (QD) Market – Global Forecast & Analysis (2012 – 2022)” published by MarketsandMarkets 8-18-2012

Wall Street Wonder in The Making! QTMM

October 29, 2011

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:
January 27, 2016:“Quantum Materials Corp to Launch Quantum Dot Production in China, Joint Venture Partner GTG Commits $20 Million US Investment”
May 20, 2015: ” Quantum Materials to Announce New Class of High-Reliability Quantum Dots at SID Display Week 2015″
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”
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: “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?

June 30, 2011

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

Solar and Oil don’t MIX

June 28, 2011

That new paradigm in solar by Quantum Materials Corp/Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc (QMC/SRT) is down right deadly for the Oil moguls. Their ride for the past 60 years is about to come to an end the next 5-10 years. It won’t happen instantaneously but it will happen. There are several reasons the landscape is going to change in the oil industry. First and foremost is technology. Entering the explosive growth that is about to start in Nanotechnology is for most going to be mind boggling. Hard to comprehend what some of the space sci –fi imaginations are thinking about will be able to come to reality. 3D Holograms, who would have thought. In the future that will be the entertainment theater in which you are right in the middle of all the action. You thought 3D IMAX was something, you haven’t seen anything yet. So if technology gets us to this new level how does that affect the old staple oil?  First to be affected is the decrease in real demand, it isn’t going to dry up but it isn’t going to be driven by the oil speculators driving up the price instead of from real demand. Second, most of the large developed countries will be extensively powered from alternative fuels and 80% off the grid. Solar will be the most dominant of the energy sources that will decrease the need for oil initially. Third is Third world countries will drive the demand and resultant price for oil. Power even there for electricity will come from some of  the alternative fuels. That leaves a huge demand decrease and drop in oil prices. Fourth, more electric cars will mean more solar arrays for power and less gas guzzlers needing gas.  Fifth is economically depressed countries lacking electricity will also cut into the oil profits and demand. They won’t need to use the oil as they start to evolve into productive entities. Power will be cheaper and more reliable locally produced with solar. Sixth, the strategic oil reserve just opening up tells me the government is looking to lower cost replacement oil, if it is even replaced at all in the future. The electricity replacement from solar power will offset the utilities generating costs using oil. Competition in this case will be very healthy for the average customer. Seventh, the Cartel is without leadership that can rule. Hard to get consensus between the members any more. .Aside from the new finds several of the non cartel countries are making their way into the global market. When given an alternative to the oil most will opt for the environmentally friendly product. Make the alternative cheaper, add in that it is the oil pollution solution and it’s a done deal. Overall oil is going to have a hard time holding a candle to solar in the foreseeable future. Oil will always be around but as far as a THE dominant source for generating power and energy, history will write that it’s time has come and gone. Clean nanotechnology trumps dirty oil courtesy of Quantum Materials Corp  and its subsidiary Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.

How to avoid being misled or ripped off by Solar Marketers

April 24, 2011
  • Every day we are being misled or getting ripped off by some unscrupulous sales man trying to make his commission, bonus or quota. Being caught in  the “Close” is about the salesman using the technique effectively. The Solar industry is continuously  mis-representing efficiency to you,  the customer about to spend 5, 10, 20, 40 thousand for a system. How? By telling you their efficiency is the best. But what you don’t know is it may be for a short 1-2 hour period or even minutes at the PEAK efficiency. The rest of the time it’s not so good. So your overall efficiency levelized over 24 hours is, well pretty dismal.

That’s right they don’t want “off peak” to make a levelized playing field for EFFICIENCY over a 24 hour period. Makes sense to some degree. The sun doesn’t shine at night, unless you count reflecting moon beams. It’s awfully dark on a cloudy night, not to mention some hellatious thunderstorms have turned day into night, it’s that dark. And overcast days don’t help with enriching that tan you managed to acquire baking in the sun. But I do remember getting burnt on cloudy days at the beach. Must have been my imagination, a wind burn, that is what it was, a wind burn. Or was it something else? I remember some one mentioning UV. I can’t see it or feel it like the sun rays, so that couldn’t be it, or could it?
We are entering a new phase, a paradigm shift for the energy industry. Customizing your longitude and latitude characteristics to the generation facility for your power. UV, IR, and VL all come into play some time during the day and night. Visible light (VL) is pretty obvious as well as the Ultra Violet (UV) , that ‘s why we wear our sunglasses to protect our eyes from UV, not because we look good in them. And then the IR, what is infrared (IR)? It’s complicated to explain as you will see from the Wikipedia definition: “Infrared Technology is based upon (IR) light that has electromagnetic radiation with a wavelength longer than that of visible light, measured from the nominal edge of visible red light at 0.7 micrometres, and extending conventionally to 300 micrometres. These wavelengths correspond to a frequency range of approximately 430 to 1 THz,[1] and include most of the thermal radiation emitted by objects near room temperature. Microscopically, IR light is typically emitted or absorbed by molecules when they change their rotational-vibrational movements. “ Got that? Well to put it more in the terms of how it is used in solar applications they go on to say:
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.[2]”. 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 is enough to continue generation of power around the clock. So when someone tries to sell you on their solar cell being the most efficient, ask them to tell you the 24 hr energy absorption and overall efficiency rating for the panel. That will stop them dead in their tracks and ask them what is their LCOE?
LCOE is the Levelized Cost of Electricity over the life of the power generating facility. Starts from construction costs and runs to disposal, a “cradle to grave” cost in which to compare overall generating cost. The lower the LCOE the better you are. Now you have something tangible to compare.

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Solar Industries Worst Nightmare to become a reality!

October 19, 2010

If we were to take the solar manufacturers hundreds of millions of dollars of capital investment and tell them their investment is now worthless, do you think they would be upset? Well many of their old processes being time consuming, very costly, extremely complicated and excruciatingly cumbersome are about to be just that, dinosaurs of the past! Welcome in the new age of light weight solar cells from nano particles, in particular a nano-scale crystal called a Tetrapod Quantum Dot (TQD). This microscopic particle carries property characteristics that are still unknown to man. Every day universities around the world are discovering new functions, applications and additional properties. What is known is they shed a whole new light on many subjects, literally. Dr. Jabbour the Chief Science Officer (CSO) for Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. has been researching their use in: “flexible-roll-to-roll-electronics and displays, smart textile, moisture and oxygen barrier technology, transparent conductors, organic light emitting devices, organic and hybrid photovoltaics, organic memory storage, organic thin film transistors, combinatorial discovery of materials, nano and macro printed devices, micro and nanofabrication, biosensors, and quantum simulations of electronic materials.” Dr. Jabbours research studies have led to the development of Solterra’s high speed production line for printing solar cells at a rate of 300 m2 per minute .*1 In the near future the Tetrapod Quantum Dot LED is destined as the light of the future along with the display applications currently being worked on by many companies like Sanyo, LG and Panasonic for more vivid and enhanced color displays for the TV’s. All from these Quantum Dot’s., but that’s the future. The now is in solar to reduce green house gas emissions and our carbon foot print as Steven Squires CEO of Quantum Materials Corp. see’s a more universal benefit from quantum dots. He wrote, “Quantum Dot (qdot or QD) solar tech is the only viable solution to satisfy the world’s energy demands without placing the earth and all its inhabitants in peril in the process.” *2 His vision of a cleaner environment is echoed by many around the world.

It is widely known that solar isn’t the only answer to this carbon foot print problem. Solar is currently one small part but it will have such a monumental impact on the quality of life around the world that it is the most important energy source at this junction of time. Third world countries with starving poor will be able to grow crops in previously un-irrigated lands. Uninhabitable land can be turned into an oasis. Salt water can be turned into fresh water when there is a power source.  Electricity is a powerful tool for those without it. We take for granted our lights will always be on from the utility companies providing us power. Just what if they didn’t? How will you survive, no hair dryer, frozen food, home shopping channels or football games to watch. You get upset now if you lose power for a couple hours in a storm, imagine days, weeks turning into months. Kind of unimaginable but with the amount of vengeful hate, some not so stable people carry around with them, it isn’t unrealistic now a days and who knows what the future holds. Supplemental solar power, if you aren’t capable of going off the grid completely will become a way of the future. All this will be brought about by the mass production of economical solar cells without subsidies. The solar cell manufacturers WORST nightmare will become a reality thanks to a company called Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.!

1 Quantum Dot Solar Cells – The Best Of Both Worlds
http://www.solterrasolarcells.com/downloads/nphoton2010.pdf 

2 Quantum Dots – Future Energy Solution by Steven Squires http://www.exposolar.org/2010/eng/center/contents.asp?idx=145&page=1&search=&searchstring=&news_type=D

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.


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