On November 21st, 2011, Andrea Rossi opened a list with the following announcement on his blog:
Dear Felipe From Chile:
You are right, we are organizing this.
BY THE WAY: WE COLLECT FROM NOW THE NAMES OF ALL THE PERSONS OR ENITITES INTERESTED TO BUY AN E-CAT OF 10 KW. IF WE WILL REACH 10,000 NAMES IN THE LIST, THE PERSONS IN THE WAITING LIST WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFIRM OR NOT THEIR ORDER AT 400 EURO/THERMAL KW. DO NOT SEND MONEY, WE WILL ACCEPT THE ORDERS ONLY IF WE WILL REACH 10,000 NAMES IN THE WAITING LIST, COMBINING OUR LIST WITH THE WAITING LIST ORGANIZED BY OUR BROTHERS OF HYDROFUSION .
ANDREA ROSSI, LEONARDO CORP. (PRESIDENT)
Less than five days later, he told us that he was close to making the target. Now, answering a question and without fanfare, AR claims that the list has made the 10,000 threshold required to make small domestic units at 400 Euro/kW viable.
Dear Mr. Rossi,
As one who has signed up to receive a home plant when they become available I am curious to know if you have attained the 10,000 unit potential orders you are shooting for? Can you tell us the number of requests received to date, or if you have achieved your stated goals, yes or no?
Also, I would be happy to hear of your progress with the heat to electrical conversion for the household e-cat…
God speed with your endeavors for all mankind,
- Andrea Rossi
Dear Neil Taylor:
2- working strongly
The list is non-binding and we are not likely to see anything soon. Its apparent purpose was commercial exploration. Assuming that all goes well and the picture matches AR’s depiction, we might expect the small domestic 10kW units to be on sale in less than two years but perhaps little more than one year. The biggest factor will be in constructing a design that passes certification. Thus, any roll-out will vary from country to country.
Meanwhile Defkalion continues its march, sticking to its estimate of ‘soon’ when talking about certification. Unlike Rossi, their strategy seems to be fast global roll-out, concentrating on small affordable devices (up to 45kW) designed for wide distribution. Recently, the company said that a change in Greek law would help expedite this process. If true and if Greece leads the way in making the Hyperion a legal sale in that country, such a move would blow this thing wide open.
It is quite incredible that, once more, so close to an apparent ‘explosion’ of LENR on to the world stage, we still lack definitive proof that we are not falling down the rabbit hole. I was more encouraged by DGT’s spec sheet than most and believe that such a demonstration of good design is a soft indicator of substance. Even so, it is also true that – unlike Rossi – Defkalion has demonstrated nothing but words. In many ways however, their plans are easier to grasp in the cut and stab of good business. If – as they appear to be – they are marshaling their efforts to come out fighting, then any demonstration will hopefully be incontestable.
I cannot help the feeling that if the eCat and Hyperion match their makers’ claims, an opportunity to occupy the commercial high-ground is being squandered. Surely, whichever party demonstrates to the world that this is true (something very easy to do) will be swept along on a tidal wave of money leaving the other trying to play catch-up. Perhaps Defkalion is so confident that Rossi will not play that game that they do not consider the threat worthy of premature action.
The ability to follow such machinations in real-time is a privilege and a thrill-ride but, as seen in the TV series Lost, there comes a time when the mystery turns to frustration and you’d sell your granny for answers. Sorry Gran, that time is close.
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