According to reports made available to Pure Energy Systems, the E-Cat Home Fusion Unit, developed by Andrea Rossi, is progressing nicely. It’s big brother, the 1MW commercial unit, is reportedly already in service with an unnamed military concern, with another 1 MW unit to go on line in July, somewhere in Europe.
The home fusion units are not yet on the market, although development is apparently getting us closer to the clean energy goal for individual homes. The biggest problem with the individual units has, apparently, been achieving stable temperatures. That has now been accomplished. The next step is to deal with safety issues inherent with the extremely high operating temperatures of the units.
In addition, the Leonardo Corp, owner of the E-Cat technology, is working with a safety authority to decrease the amount of time necessary to achieve certification. In addition, Leonardo Corp is waiting for the requirements to be stated that would qualify the E-Cat units in rapid shut-off situations. It is deemed necessary for the home units to have an emergency shut off feature, yet, with this type of technology, there is some argument as to what a safe cut-off time would be. Once the unit is turned off, the production of gamma rays and heat immediately stops, but it still takes about 1 hour for the unit to come to a complete stop.
We still don’t know how much the units will cost, but since the 1 MW unit came in at Rossi’s estimate, we’re hoping that his initial $600-900 target is right. The public will know more once the certification process if finished.
Always the tweaker, Rossi is already working with a new type of reactor that is already better than the E-Cat. Currently, the E-Cat will work like an oil-powered boiler that heats water to warm homes through the radiator. A professional will connect the unit to the plumbing and circuitry.