In addition to renewable energy generation, there is a great need to store the energy for when needed, in all types of batteries, from the personal to the grid size.
There are many challenges to implementing next-generation energy storage and batteries and many approaches to solve the problems are being explored. Limited capacitor energy storage due to their device geometry, slow electrochemical reactions, safety, slow charging, longer lifetime, low storage density per size and weight, cost, and high rates of degradation of the batteries are all design concerns that must be overcome.
This market is very broad and potential solutions are many. Without getting technical, quantum dots have potential in anode, cathode and electrolyte use to store electrons instead of ions increasing storage density in solid-state devices.
Solterra Renewable Technologies, Inc., the wholly-owned subsidiary of QMC is developing Next-Gen QD Solar Cells printing by roll-to-roll processes.
Quantum Materials Corp. and Texas State University signed an Industry -Academic Partnership in 2013. Texas State's Advanced Functional Materials Laboratory, outfitted with state-of-the-art characterization and analysis equipment will assist Quantum Materials' nearby Wet Labs in special projects designed to produce department scientific papers advancing tetrapod quantum dot research.