As we watch the Hot Cat in its ascendency, many of us wonder if the E-Cat for home use has been forgotten. Most people following the development of Andrea Rossi’s technology have great hopes for cheaper electrical power from the grid, once power plants convert to Hot Cat power. A frequent poster to Rossi’s Journal of Nuclear Physics, Koen Vandewalle, recently stated to Rossi that:
“Derived from all questions and answers, I’m ready to believe that there will be no home-ecats. Affordable electricity will be good enough.”
However, Rossi’s answer gives a little hope:
“In the short term you are right. In the long term I hope not, because statistics with the industrial plants will open the gate to the certification of the domestic apparatuses.”
That’s encouraging information. Rossi has said all along that the industrial units will be the proof necessary for domestic application. Vandewalle expressed concern about the world economy if energy is basically free. He outlined a scenario in which everyone had all the money they needed. No one would be motivated to work, and we would all starve to death.
Philosophy aside, Steven Karels was more pragmatic in his analysis. He pointed out that if the E-Cat is cheaper to buy and run than oil or gas, and we might add, electricity from the grid, then it certainly would be included in all new construction. In addition, isolated homes in remote locations would most certainly want access to the power. Most recently, in the U.S., hurricane Sandy left thousands of people without power for days. Freedom from the infrastructure for those people would be ideal, as it would for anyone living in parts of the world which are prone to severe weather.
And, finally, although “global warming” is said to have actually ended 16 years ago, those individuals and organizations committed to clean energy will be willing to use E-Cat power regardless of the cost. The advantage of LENR over solar and wind power is almost inarguable, and many people depend on these technologies exclusively. Even if the domestic E-Cat takes more time to get on the market than Rossi has initially projected, it will still have its place in many homes.