Andrea Rossi posted an interesting announcement on his site today:
WARNING TO ALL OUR READERS:
I AM RECEIVING THOUSANDS OF REQUESTS OF INVITATION TO VISIT OUR PLANT. FOR OBVIOUS REASONS OF SECURITY WE CANNOT RECEIVE MORE THAN FEW PERSONS PER VISIT. THE START UP TEST WILL BE RESTRICTED TO FEW SCIENTISTS AND SCIENTIFIC JOURNALISTS. THE TEST WILL BE PUT ONLINE, TO ALLOW EVERYBODY TO SEE IT. FURTHER VISITS WILL BE ALLOWED, BUT IN A LIMITED NUMBER AND RESERVED TO SPECIALISTS AND CUSTOMERS. I AM VERY SORRY TO SAY THAT FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO ADMIT ALL THE REQUESTS OF VISIT.
IN ANY CASE THE PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF OUR HOUSEHOLD E-CATS TO THE PUBLIC WILL BE MADE SOONER THAN EXPECTED, SINCE THE APPROVALS WILL BE FASTER THAN EXPECTED. VERY IMPORTANT NEWS ON THIS ISSUE ARE CLOSE TO BE MADE.
Earlier in the day Rossi had stated that anyone who wanted to visit the 1 MW E-Cat plant should email him to arrange for an invitation. It appears from this announcement that the response was much greater than he will be able to accommodate. It looks like only a select few will be able to visit in person now, but the promise of the tests being put online might be just as satisfactory.
Even more interesting in this announcement is the information about production and distribution of household E-Cats to the public. Rossi has been saying for a while that the first E-Cat plants would most likely be industrial units, but apparently he feels more optimistic about getting “approvals” to have them installed in homes. I am interpreting “approvals” to mean approval from government safety regulators who could be concerned about health and safety issues.
When Rossi types in all caps, it’s an indication that he’s saying something he thinks is very important. I’m watching for more all-cap posts!