Andrea Rossi’s blog, Journal of Nuclear Physics, has been busy lately. Of course, it’s always busy, but often Rossi’s comments can be few and far between. And, when he does reply to someone’s questions, he often replies with a simple “no” or “yes”.
However, on July 13, (Friday), a poster on Rossi’s blog asked if he had any idea about the projected costs of the 600 degree, 1MW E-Cat, and the 10kW domestic version.
“The industrial plants (E-Cats and Hot Cats) have prices that depend on their characteristics, very difficult to generalize. The domestic will be around $1000 USD, after the certification and depending on the requirements of the certificator.”
The first industrial E-Cat plant was reportedly sold for $1 million. The domestic version was rumored to cost from $400 to $1500 since its first tests. However, it was all speculation. With the latest estimation (which seems more than attainable for the current energy market) the domestic unit is not prohibitively expensive. Skeptics among us have always expected the domestic version to become too expensive for average, middle class people to afford, but perhaps it won’t.
On a completely different note, but still related to the E-Cat development progress is Rossi’s interesting referral to the “Hot Cat”. It has been the E-Cat 600, the 600 degree E-Cat, but “Hot Cat” sounds pretty good, and its “straight from the horse’s mouth”, so to speak.