Solterra plans initial target of 1GW solar panel production line
taken from Stephen Squires (President and CEO) of Solterra Renewable
Technologies, Inc.) written article for INTERPV magazine, Oct. 2009
issue, P. 54-56.
Comments by Puravida19. Solterra stock symbol "HGUE"
1. Solterra will scale up Quantum Dot synthesis to achieve 100 kg/day
Solterra plans to mass produce Quantum Dots in conjunction with
technology and improved processes from Access2Flow, a European company
that has created a way to just that. Solterra has retained the rights
to any improvements in the process of producing quantum dots that are
discovered in the project. The ability to produce Quantum Dots becomes
a matter of scale the number of machines added to the production
line, because the ingredients are all low cost and readily available.
2.This QD output will become solar cell target for operation at the
initial target of 100 meters per minute.
Amazingly, this is the minimal projected production for a Solterra
production line. Mr. Squires states our qdot cell design is based
upon simple roll-to-roll print processing that has been around for
many years. Even 20-year-old equipment runs 300 m per min and todays
newer machines easily exceed 600 m per minute. If you had a machine
capable of printing money at 600 m per minute would you operate it at
10 m per minute? I think not. Its not being done because up until
qdot solar comes online, it simply cannot be done.
3.At a nominal work schedule of 5 days per week and 8 hours per day,
this will create an expandable output of well over 1Gigawatt (1000
Megawatts) per year in solar cell production.
What if we run the production line 2 shifts?
What if we run the production line at 600 m per minute?
1 GW x 2 shifts x 6 times speed = 12 GW per year from one production
4.This will enable the largest, but minimally complex solar lines in
the industry, with production technology for both the quantum dot
production and the solar cell line that are globally scalable and
Hague Corp. will produce and profit from Quantum Dots. They are
responsible for ramping up production to initially 100 kg per day.
Until now, Squires says, all the qdot manufacturers combined have
only produced less than 100 kg per year. Hague will dominate the Qdot
arena. To paraphrase Mr. Squires, if you can print money with one
machine, why wouldnt you use 600?
Solterra will produce Solar Panels by the roll. They could be shipped
elsewhere for finishing into a casing and mounting system closer to
the project site of large area grids that is the market Solterra is
targeting. Or, the roll could be cut to panels to size and then
shipped to the appropriate continent for final assembly. This system
is lower cost for Solterra as a startup, especially because the money
is in the panels, not the covering. It allows more profit and
customization for the independent Assembler and Installers, and
therefore, exponentially, more uses for our panels compared to other