Andrea Rossi had posted a while back that he was carrying out experiments using the E-Cat SKLed as a light source for growing plants. Some recent comments from him indicate that he sees this as a success so far:
June 5, 2021 at 12:53 AM
Dear Dr Rossi,
How are the results of the green house tests?
I would expect after 4-5 weeks that you have some definitive results in either the positive or the negative.
The plant & vegetable industry is in dire need of cheaper lighting, especially with the news that food prices have risen 30%+ in the last year.
June 5, 2021 at 3:23 AM
The tests with the greenhouses are very promising.
June 5, 2021 at 1:23 PM
I am very interested to hear that your testing of the SKLed with plants is very promising.
Are the plants you are testing with the SKLed:
1. In a regular greenhouse (also receiving sunlight)?
2. Indoors (not receiving sunlight)?
June 5, 2021 at 5:10 PM
June 6, 2021 at 11:44 AM
What kinds of plants are you experimenting with?
June 6, 2021 at 12:09 PM
We have a Customer making tests. The work is on course and we will publish a report when the tests will be completed. Just a curiosity: we already know that it works well with green vegetables like salad leaves.
I believe that there is a very large potential market for the SKLed just as a light source for growing plants. The indoor farming industry is a growing sector, and of course power to provide light is one of the main expenses, even using energy-efficient LEDs. If the SKLed can provide suitable light with a significant energy savings, one would expect that it would be a big hit in this industry.
In addition, there are many gardeners like myself around the world who like to get a head start on growing plants by starting them indoors under artificial lighting, and I think the SKLed would be a very attractive product for this purpose — $25 is really not much. The closer you live to either of the poles, the more valuable this light would be.
If only it could provide heat as well!