by ECAT ECAT interviews Andrea Rossi about E-Cat prices and warranties

This is an additional clip from the interview with Andrea Rossi which was held in Bologna in January 2012.

Here are the main points:

  • Costs for maintenance and recharge for the domestic unit will be “some tens of dollars or some tens of euros”
  • Rossi aims to achieve the goal where the 1MW plant will have a payback period (ROI) of about one year.
  • Warranties will be the usual ones covered by the laws for any device in serial production. Up to two years due to any eventual shortcomings deriving from the manufacturing process. Money back if the E-Cat does not meet guaranteed performance data.
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E-Cat News & Questions Weekly Digest from Andrea Rossi

Question: The expected price of the 10kW module has recently been reduced to $1500. Does this mean the 1MW plant will be cheaper as well?

Answer:  No, the 1 MW plants have a totally different technology and they have not the same economy scale. Of course, anyway we are going to cut also the price of the 1 MW plants, but not in the same mea sure. For the industrial plants ( the 1 MW plants) the price from 2012 will be around 1,500.00 US$/kW, moreless 10%. The domestic E-Cats of 10 kW will be manufactured with a different technology and with a very good economy scale, due to the fact that we have started the production of 1 million pieces; such scale, obviously, will reduce by an order of magnitude the costs. If all goes as I hope and as I am working for, the 10 kW E-Cats will cost between 100 and 150 US$/kW. I prefer to keep prices as low as possible, also to make this tech at disposal of every pocket. A revolution must be popular, to survive.

Question:How can the E-cat be installed together with my current heating solution? When do you expect the ecat version featuring both, heat and electricity supply, can be bought and installed?

Answer: We are designing to make the E-Cats fit to be applied to any existing heater. The electric power small E-Cats it will take more time. We have started the activity to produce 1 million pieces to make heat and conditioned air; this first generation will be anyway able to be retrofitted with the electric power kit, when we will have it. Now our focus will be in the first generation.

Question: How will you prove to the regulators and to the customers that this new form of nuclear energy is absolutely safe? (The physics concerning the reactions within the E-Cat are still unknown and the regulators may require safety tests spanning a period of several years to make sure that the device is absolutely safe even after many years of operation.

Answers: The physics concerning the reactions within the E-Cats are well known ( we just do not publish them for confidentiality issues) and there are patents pending for those, while the certifications are in course. We made thousands-hours tests without any radiations emitted from the reactors to the environment outside the reactors. This is very easy to be measured anyway. The reverse engineering will be, I think, impossible, due to a system we invented for this purpose, but even if somebody will succeed to do it, it will anyway be impossible for him to compete economically.

Question: When, in the period between now and autumn 2012, is expected to be submitted to the official market of the product in question?

Answer: We will do the presentation as soon as the certifications will be completed. Perhaps September.

Question: Could you tell med where the factory is located where you will manufacture the home e-cats?Can i import an e-cat from USA to Sweden this autumn, or do i have to wait until you have distribution in Sweden?

Answer: To import them you will have just to order them. If you want, you can enlist in the waiting list; I hope to be ready to deliver by next Autumn, if not it will take some more month, not years. In Sweden we will have an important concern anyway, because Sweden will be a primary place for us: probably we will produce the E-Cats for Sweden directly in Sweden.

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