In what could turn out to be a very important development in the commercialization of his E-Cat technology, Andrea Rossi made the following announcement on his site yesterday.
BY THE WAY: WE COLLECT FROM NOW THE NAMES OF ALL THE PERSONS OR ENITITES INTERESTED TO BUY AN E-CAT OF 10 KW. IF WE WILL REACH 10,000 NAMES IN THE LIST, THE PERSONS IN THE WAITING LIST WILL HAVE THE RIGHT TO CONFIRM OR NOT THEIR ORDER AT 400 EURO/THERMAL KW. DO NOT SEND MONEY, WE WILL ACCEPT THE ORDERS ONLY IF WE WILL REACH 10,000 NAMES IN THE WAITING LIST, COMBINING OUR LIST WITH THE WAITING LIST ORGANIZED BY OUR BROTHERS OF HYDROFUSION.
ANDREA ROSSI, LEONARDO CORP. (PRESIDENT)
EUR4,000 (USD5,400) for a 10 kW heat / hot water plant
It looks like Leonardo Corporation is testing the market to see if there is enough interest from the public to start mass producing small E-Cats for the domestic market. Rossi has said previously that it would take 1-2 years for these smaller units to be available — and that may still be the case, but this move indicates that they are ready to expand production if the demand is there.
It will be very interesting to see if and when the 10,000 name limit will be reached. One thing that Rossi does not specify here is how people sign up to indicate interest. Probably the intention is that people fill out the form on the Ecat.com web site which now has the option for visitors to indicate whether they are interested in a 1 MW plant, or an “ECAT home”
I’m not sure how Leonardo Corp. is going to be able to determine which people are seriously interested. There may be people sign up who want to cause mischief, or who are enthusiastic and want to show support, but who may not have the funds to make a purchase. However those are details that will have to be dealt with by Leonardo Corporation.
I would not be surprised if there is an overwhelming amount of interest from a public who is eager to start using a new and improved energy source in their homes.