Until we have units we can actually test, it’s going to be difficult to verify comments that Andrea Rossi makes about the Ecat SKLep. Almost everything we have to go on comes from Rossi himself. That said, I found this Q&A from the Journal of Nuclear Physics today quite interesting:
January 20, 2022 at 7:05 PM
Dear Mr Rossi
1) Is SKLep technology scalable in term of output power? I mean with just one module, and not combining in series/parallel different modules ?
2) Does SKLep convert light energy into electrical energy
January 21, 2022 at 3:43 AM
The answer to the first question indicates that the current power of Ecat SKLeps (rated at 100 W) is not intrinsic to the technology. In other words, I think it sounds like it can be designed to be larger or smaller, but the current design is the one selected for the first product for whatever reason. This suggests that future Ecats could be designed to be larger or smaller.
The answer to the second question implies that the Ecat SKLep is an advanced photovoltaic system, with the light source coming from plasma rather than the sun, as is most common today.