If one listens to recent announcements by Italian inventor Andrea Rossi, it is quite clear that he is working towards the production of electricity from the cold fusion devices. Leonardo Corporation is now in the process of commercialization of the one Mega Watt and 10 kilowatt energy catalyzer devices but it is obvious that Rossi is still aiming in the eventual electricity generation from his inventions.
Although Rossi is happy with the commercialization of these cold fusion devices, he is bent in bringing them to the next level. This is the production of electricity so that he can start to design a closed-loop system of energy catalyzers that are able to provide power to E-Cat reactors. If this is achieved, there will be no more need for an external energy source. This will let users save a lot of money on electric bills.
Recently, a reader at the Journal of Nuclear Physics noted that if the cold fusion devices for domestic use still need external sources, consumers cannot save much on electric bills. Here is Rossi’s comment on this particular concern:
I agree, also because the production of electricity will make the COP infinite, if we consider that in a system of E-Cats one makes the power to drive the others.
This revelation means that the users of the first models of the E-cat for home use have to determine carefully if investing in them is worth it. These heat-only or thermal energy producing E-Cats may not be that cost effective when compared to other sources of heat. However, if the next models of the cold fusion devices for homes use can generate electricity, the investment will surely pay off. It looks like Leonardo Corporation still needs some time from domestic electrical production. Collaboration with Seimens AG may make it possible to generate electricity at low steam temperatures for the one mega Watt plants but this is not the case with the 10 kilowatt domestic E-Cats.