Andrea Rossi was asked on the Journal of Nuclear Physics about some ballpark figures of what it would cost to implement Rossi’s ‘dream’ which he posted on January 1st — basically a plan to use E-Cat to light, heat and power residential neighborhoods with E-Cat X technology.
Here’s Rossi’s reply:
January 3rd, 2016 at 8:27 AM
Here are “ballpark” figures, to be worked upon:
Cost of the E-Cat X/kW: 50 $, payback time 90 days
Cost of the fuel per year: 10 $, payback time 10 days
Cost of the water piping to distribute the heat in an urban neighborhood: average 200 $/kW, payback time 1 year
Cost of the light 10 $/kW, payback time 10 days
Cost of the cabling to distribute the electric energy 200 $/kW, payback time 1 year
Total cost of the “network system” : 2 years and 4 months, let’s say 2 years, 6 months with maintainance costs
Expected lifespan of the system: 15 years
Potential market, considering to serve 1 billion people: 3 billion kWh/h
Potential E-Cat market, limited to this sector of employment: 1.5 trillions of $
Now, let’s wake uo, shake off the dreams and put down to work.
It’s certainly a broad vision, he reckons that this system could serve 1 billion people, which is approximately 15 per cent of the world’s population, and this would mostly be applicable to industrialized urban communities. You’d certainly need to get buy in from others (especially governmental bodies) to make this dream a reality.
Eernie1 on the JONP recommended that Rossi and Industrial Heat work with a land developer to put together a demonstration community powered by the E-Cat X this technology, similar to how the 1893 World Fair in Chicago was powered by electricity generated by an on-site power plant built to show the world the potential for electricity in society.
Rossi responded: “Very intelligent. Thank you for the suggestion.”