This just in from eCat.com. I’l let it speak for itself as there is little we do not already think we know.:
The team behind ECAT.com traveled to Bologna on the 12th of January and we got an exclusive interview with Andrea Rossi. Here are the main points:
The ECAT Home unit (domestic E-Cat) will be a small box applied to existing heaters. It will be like a software installed in a computer The domestic E-Cat will be ready for the market between 12-18 months A new factory is being built which is completely robotized “We are finding a way to make good efficiency for electric power” The 10kW home unit can easily be integrated with existing heating systems Andrea Rossi is working on a solution for an independent validation of the ECAT together with two universities but prefers not to mention them by name A certification process is on the way to prove the ECAT Home unit safe for domestic use Rossi and his workforce are making experiments and tests in a closed environment in his factory rather than “in a theater” “We have some kind of fusion inside but I do not think this is the main energy source” About competitors: “We will be very tough to be beaten” Price per kilowatt is estimated to $40-$50 for domestic units and approx $1,500/kW for the industrial line. Price gap is mainly due to use of different technologies and manufacturing processes between the two ECAT models. Costs for maintenance and recharge for the domestic unit will be “some tens of dollars or some tens of euros” Rossi aims to achieve the goal where the 1MW plant will have a payback period (ROI) of about one year. Warranties will be the usual ones covered by the laws for any device in serial production. Up to two years due to any eventual shortcomings deriving from the manufacturing process. Money back if the E-Cat does not meet guaranteed performance data.
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The site also released a video of a part of the interview.
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