Andrea Rossi seems to have his sights set beyond the October 28th Test, and over the last few days has been making some comments about his plans to commercialize his E-Cat. He has always said that commercialization would begin in November, and we are getting a few more details about what to expect in that regard
According to Rossi’s latest remarks, the first products to go to market are going to be the 1 MW plants (or variants thereof) which will be suitable for industrial applications; initially it seems they will be used mainly for providing heat to factories.
Rossi has mentioned that he has been working on developing a small model of the E-Cat suitable for household heating, but says now that there are still “issues to be resolved” with this unit and that “it will be a matter of one year”.
When asked how many of the first 1 MW E-Cat he expected to sell during 2012, Rossi responded, “several tenths at least”. I originally interpreted this to mean that he could be making scaled-down versions of the 1 MW plant — ‘fractions’ of it, e.g. a 100 kW plant with only a few E-Cat in it. But thanks to a couple of astute readers I think I was wrong. Rossi most likely meant to say “several tens” of plants (understandable English error). If this is the case we could conceive that could be selling “at least” 40-100 of these E-Cat plants next year, which for a startup operation is quite impressive.
All this indicates that Rossi must have a robust production facility at his disposal ready to roll into action. He has talked in the past about outsourcing the manufacturing of E-Cat components, and if he is sell these units right away with some of these large units he must have sorted out production issues — and presumably obtained the necessary regulatory permissions to proceed.