QD Solar

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The solar photovoltaic market is one of the fastest growing energy markets in the world. That growth comes amidst the race to the bottom on cell and module pricing driven by fierce supply side market competition. PV manufacturers can no longer count on economies of scale and incremental process improvements to attain profit in the face of competitive pricing pressures. Manufacturers need to differentiate their product by delivering better performance for the same or lower cost. QD Solar, a University of Toronto spinoff company, will provide this differentiation.
QD Solar’s technology combines efficient silicon solar cells with highly cost-effective infrared solar cells in a hybrid architecture to harvest more of the solar spectrum than silicon alone. At a minimum cost, the silicon solar cell efficiency is boosted by an additional 4 power points.
The basis of QD Solar’s technology is colloidal quantum dots. These materials are nanometer-sized semiconductor particles whose bandgap can be tuned from the visible to the infrared by changing the particle size. The quantum dots are processed from solution, are compatible with high-throughput, cost-effective roll-to-roll processing technologies, and are inorganic, thus inherently more light- and air-stable than polymers.

TypePrivate
Founded2014
HQToronto, CA
Websiteqdsolarinc.com

Locations

QD Solar is headquartered in
Toronto, Canada

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)8

Key People/Management at QD Solar

Dan Shea

Dan Shea

CEO
Sjoerd Hoogland

Sjoerd Hoogland

VP of R&D, Co-Founder and Inventor
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QD Solar Office Locations

QD Solar has an office in Toronto
Toronto, CA (HQ)
661 University Ave
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QD Solar Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2014

QD Solar total Funding

$5.1 m

QD Solar latest funding size

$2.50 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

QD Solar investors

QD Solar's latest funding round in February 2017 was reported to be $2.5 m. In total, QD Solar has raised $5.1 m
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QD Solar Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was QD Solar founded?

    QD Solar was founded in 2014.

  • Who are QD Solar key executives?

    QD Solar's key executives are Dan Shea and Sjoerd Hoogland.

  • How many employees does QD Solar have?

    QD Solar has 8 employees.

  • Who are QD Solar competitors?

    Competitors of QD Solar include eSolar, Sol Voltaics and Sighten.

  • Where is QD Solar headquarters?

    QD Solar headquarters is located at 661 University Ave, Toronto.

  • Where are QD Solar offices?

    QD Solar has an office in Toronto.

  • How many offices does QD Solar have?

    QD Solar has 1 office.