Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Nov. 19, 2020
Cover [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name QS Energy, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001103795  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2020  
Amendment Flag false  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Is Entity's Reporting Status Current? Yes  
Entity Filer Category Non-accelerated Filer  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   321,421,243
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2020  
Entity Small Business true  
Entity Emerging Growth false  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Incorporation State Country Code NV  
Entity File Number 0-29185  
Entity Shell Company false