…I don’t believe that quantum dot solar is the solution because I’m in the quantum dot solar business, but rather,
I’m in the quantum dot solar business because I believe it is the only viable solution to the world’s future energy needs. If we are going to solve the global warming issue, we will need to make all of you believers, too.

—Stephen B. Squires
President & CEO of Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc.
Quantum Dots: Future Energy Solution, 2009

Intellectual Properties

Over the last eight years, Solterra Renewable Technologies and its parent company, Quantum Materials Corp have self-developed, licensed, and acquired intellectual properties, including that necessary for mass-production of quantum dots through automated processes, for the manufacture of heavy metal-free quantum dots, and for printing technologies that expand the use of quantum dots in flexible printed solar cells and printed electronics.

QD Solar Cells

Quantum Dot Solar Cells, unlike conventional silicon solar cells, convert the entire spectrum from ultraviolet to visible light to infrared into electricity and have a maximum potential quantum efficiency of 65% compared to half that amount using current silicon-based technology

(A. Nozik, NREL, 2005)