In the Journal of Nuclear Physics, Andrea Rossi’s blog, Rossi was recently asked about the prices on the upcoming Hot Cats. At the modest dimensions of 2 m long X 1 m high X 1 m wide, the Hot Cat is quite a bit more compact than its predecessor, the 1 MW E-Cat.
There has also been a question as to possible differences in costs between the electric versions and the gas powered Hot Cats.
“The cost of the Hot Cat fueled by gas or by electric power is not substantially different from the low temperature E-Cat….”
Rossi also confirmed that the holdup on certification of the domestic E-Cat is not due to anything but the nature of the intended market:
“…electric or gas boilers are already certified…the issue, as you imagine, is another, for the domestic applications, destined to be used by unskilled persons.”
Both of these assurances come at a good time. The rise of the Hot Cat, and apparent success of these units, has made some doubt whether or not the domestic E-Cats will ever be produced. Many have also wondered whether or not the Hot Cats will be priced out of the market for industrial use or municipal markets. However, with Rossi’s assurances, it is clear that the Hot Cat will be pretty much the same price as its forerunner, the 1 MW E-Cat.
Moreover, Rossi has not abandoned the domestic E-Cat. It is, as he has repeatedly said, going to take the market success of the industrial units to make the domestic E-Cat acceptable to the certifiers.