If I am not misinterpreting Andrea Rossi’s comments, it sounds like he has recently changed course in terms of trying to develop a system for generating electricity directly from an E-Cat.
Here’s a Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today (March 11, 2019)
March 11, 2019 at 2:50 AM
I did not inderstand: are you working to invent a new kind of P.V. or to invent a new system to generate electricity directly from the reactor we saw on http://www.ecatskdemo.com ?
March 11, 2019 at 6:43 AM
We are working on producing directly electricity from the reactor with a new system.
On March 3rd, when asked whether he was using existing photovoltaic cells or using a new type, Rossi stated that he was “inventing a new cell”.
On March 7th, Rossi wrote “Recently we added magnets ( two poles, four poles ) with adjustable positions around the Ecat.” So maybe this is a clue regarding how they are seeking to generate electricity.
Perhaps he and his team have discovered that there is a better way to produce electricity directly from the E-Cat, rather than using photovoltaics.