The idea of being energy independent at home is very a appealing one. Who would not like to be able to provide for their household energy needs without being attached to the grid — provided it was a cheaper option. For many people, one of the appeals of the the E-cat is that it holds the promise of being able to operate as a home-based generator.
A visitor to Andrea Rossi’s site on April 19th commented, “looking forward to get a 5kW device 2012”. To this Rossi replied, “About buying a small E-Cat: it is not fanta-science. I am working on this very important issue.”
Previously Rossi has said that for safety reasons he has envisioned E-Cats being used in power stations and industrial plants, but he recently he has revealed that he has downsized the basic module he’s been working on because it is safer. He’s said that power plant that will be installed in Greece later this year will be made up of a combination of small E-Cats, each capable of producing up to 4.5 kW of electricity.
This most recent comment indicates that there may be a change in tactic, perhaps he’s expanding the options he is going to offer. In any case, apparently he sees the ability for people to buy their own E-Cat for their own energy needs as “very important”.