In a presentation on March 9, 2016 at the Smithers Apex's 4th Annual Quantum Dots Forum in Newport Beach, CA, Nathan Stott, Quantum Materials (San Marcos, TX) director of materials, outlined the company's goals for increasing the efficiency and commercial viability of solar energy production through the integration of quantum dots into thin-film solar cells.
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Stott's presentation entitled "Quantum Dot Solar: Meeting Emerging Strong Market Demand" lays out Quantum Materials' goal of reducing solar energy generation costs by 50% through the integration of quantum dots manufactured with the company's continuous flow production and high-speed roll-to-roll printing technology.
Quantum Material predicts that their proprietary Quantum Dot manufacturing combined with thin-film printing processes will reduce the manufacturing equipment capital expenditures required to manufacture solar cells by up to 75% versus current solar cell production technologies.
Growing interest in renewable energy sources has created a dramatic increase in solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing technologies. The company believes its patented tetrapod quantum dots licensed from Rice University with their unique benefits in solar photovoltaic applications combined with their ability to produce large volumes at low cost will enable scalable solar cell manufacturing process and create solutions that will be economically competitive with other forms of power generation on an unsubsidized basis.
SOURCE: Quantum Materials; http://www.qmcdots.com/press/press.php