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.
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What if I told you news that this nanotechnologies thing was a sure bet. Yeah right. Well, as we all know nothing is guaranteed but taxes and dying, or is it? Didn’t someone say history tends to repeat itself. Wars, famine, droughts, locust, the typical dooms day type of stuff. But that’s looking at the negative side, what about the positive, Lets look at investment opportunities.
First is understanding the maze of opportunities and filtering hype from reality which by itself isn’t trivial. There are four major industry sectors nanotechnology will impact — manufacturing and materials, electronics and IT, healthcare and life sciences, and energy and environment. In these industry sectors there are eight markets — aerospace, automotive, construction, electronics, energy and environment, manufacturing, medical & pharmaceutical, and oil & gas.
How big is this nanotechnologies thing? PRETTY MASSIVE as you can see above, it has tentacles everywhere.
Market size forecasts as presented in 2007
“When you read about the market size forecast for nanotechnology the National Science Foundation’s “$1 trillion by 2015” inevitable gets quoted. Lux Research even estimates $2.9 trillion by 2014. These are huge numbers! By comparison, the entire U.S. consumer goods sector in 2005 was $877 billion. Even the entire industrial production of the United States in 2005 was a little less than $2.9 trillion.”
The hype here is even though one piece of the puzzle fits they count all the pieces of the puzzle in their numbers above. Even so the key is the numbers involved with the nanotechnologies is going to be pretty overwhelming.
Now take a look at the Investment Outlook as it looked in 2004 for Nanotechnology – It looks like the overall status is behind schedule pg 19.
But this is really the meat and potatoes Page 5 Figure 5 holds the key to our future! See the Senate Committee Testimony article below.
Nanotechnologies are starting the commercialization phase and exiting the developmental ~20 year phase. Which if you think about it, Quantum Materials Corp (QTMM) will be mass producing the Quantum Dots that have for so long only been grown in miniscule amounts. You can’t commercialize a product with limited quantities. QTMM has now solved that problem. Being an ECONOMICAL Nanomaterial provider to these numerous industries will be a boom to all. (This is the testimony by Matthew Nordan, President of Lux Research Inc 2008 to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation)
And if that wasn’t convincing here is an excerpt further enforcing that HISTORY REPEATS ITSELF, an article from http://www.nanowerk.com/spotlight/spotid=1328.php was dated January 25, 2007.
Golden opportunity or bad idea?
Whether investing in nanotechnology stocks today is an opportunity or not is to be answered by every investor for himself. It never hurts to be on the cautionary side though, and here are some concluding thoughts:
Truly revolutionary nanotechnology products and materials available as commercial products are years in the future (some say only a few years; some say many years) and the companies dealing with these products and materials probably are not listed yet or don’t even exist yet. Economist Norm Poire at Merrill Lynch tracks a series of historical growth innovations. He argues that growth innovations drive the economy and the stock market. It takes about 28 years for a new technology to become widely accepted, which then fuels a period of rapid growth lasting about 56 years. Some 112 years after invention the innovation reaches maturity and grows in line with population increases.
You’ll have to go to the chart from the link above that is below “Growth Innovations” showing Textiles, Railroad, Automotive, Computer, Nanotech?
Source: Norman Poire, Merrill Lynch
Whether nanotechnology becomes such a historical growth innovation remains to be seen. What is certain, though, is that the timeframe involved will span decades.
As you can see from the chart above we are in the infant stage of the development of this Info Revolution. I don’t believe it’s an “If” or “Whether” any longer, the nanomaterial phase (Quantum Materials Corp – QTMM) has just matured to allow the nanointermediate phase to start manufacturing for the nano-enabled product phase to deliver the end product. Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. will be the nanointermediate company mass producing the solar cells and this is only the beginning! Some times it pays to take a lesson from history and step back to look at the big picture. Don’t let procrastination get in the way and miss this investment opportunity. You’ll have to decide for yourself the right vehicle to invest with, QTMM/ Solterra is one of several. IMO they are on the cutting edge of the technology and will emerge as one of the market leaders many will try to emulate.
Here’s some more positive comments not as technical but more from the heart:
Some comments on the internet about Nanotechnology For Dummies by Richard D. Booker, Mr. Earl Boysen
My prediction (and the authors) is that this is going to be the hot science subject of the next generation.
While the authors do tend to be wonderfully enthusiastic about the nanotech future, I think that their optimism is somewhat warranted. They show you the edge of the future that we are about to enter, and even after dismissing the hype, there’s some intriguing stuff out there.
Before reading this book, I didn’t know, nor did I care about nanotechnology. But now, I see all the applications of it in every day life!
The message is it really doesn’t matter where you get on board the nano train, you just need to get on board for the ride.
Stock Market – OTC.BB – Ticker = QTMM
Wind Power’s Weird Effect
This wind power article identifies benefits most people don’t know about. Renewable energy gets a federal tax credit of 2.1 cents per kilowatt-hour even if there is no one to sell it too! How great is that!
Why is that good? Solterra Renewable Technologies (Ticker QTMM) solar cells will generate 24/7 maximizing power during the day when it is needed most and minimized at night but still generating and get the 2.1 cent subsidy. The new Quantum Dot solar cell will replace the silicon wafer solar cell to allow solar to achieve grid parity. The new proprietary Quantum Dot technology is more economical, more energy efficient, has a broader spectral performance and Solterra reduced the cost of Quantum Dot production by more than 90%. The new solar cells will not need water for a cooling source. They can be placed close to the transmission lines as they are not dependent on specific windy locations since the Sun is everywhere. They will cost less than the wind turbine start up investment and solar power is more environmentally friendly, particularly for the birds and much quieter too. Recently the laws have been changing from the individual states to the Federal Government. Rebate programs, net metering, incentives programs designed to stimulate the economy from individual homes to businesses have been enacted or are planned but they won’t have a critical mass type on impact that the following will. Prior to 2008 utilities were not allowed to directly benefit from federal solar tax credits. They were the ones being forced to buy the power from the independant providers when it wasn’t needed and you and I would be the ones paying for it. When Congress extended those credits in 2008 they changed who could benefit to include electicity providers. Now that utilities do qualify and can cost-effectively build, own and operate their own solar farms and arrays the picture has changed. For two years the utilities have been looking but unwilling to cut into their profits to build costly solar projects. With the price of solar coming down for silicon they still haven’t made grid parity pricing yet and will continue to need significant government support as they do in Germany to build their projects. But that is about to change in the very near future. Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc. is using Quantum Materials Corporations revolutionary Tetrapod Quantum Dots to replace the high cost silicon wafer based solar cell with low cost flexible TQ-Dot solar cells. The icing on the cake is Solterra will mass produce the revolutionary solar cells in the GIGAWATT capacity, not in years, or months but in weeks. Capacities that the utilities can relate to. Following history the greedy oil speculators and producers will keep prices at levels conducive to renewables gaining significant market share. That is why Solar is going to explode with QTMM/Solterra Solar cells making it happen with their Quantum Dot technology.