There is much anticipation and speculation surrounding the pending release of Andrea Rossi’s E-Cat power unit in 2013. Rossi has said that the unit is basically a water heater that could provide heat and hot water for homes and businesses.
He is, however, very monosyllabic concerning any other particulars of his device. And, who can blame him, considering the intellectual thievery between nations and even inventors. One thing he has been willing to share about his units is his estimate of projected costs of purchase and operation of E-Cat units.
Rossi’s home E-Cat unit, which is supposed to provide heat and hot water and, hopefully by 2013 electricity, for an entire home is said to produce 1 MW of electricity for an unlimited amount of time. He projects that this unit will cost only $400. When you consider that a battery for an electric car costs a minimum of $8000, that’s a pretty impressive difference. At that rate, houses in northern climes would easily pay for the cost of the unit in, at most, 2 months’ time. If the unit also produces electricity that is applicable to appliances, it will pay for itself in southern climes, too, where cooling is vital.
The E-Cat unit will require refueling, too. Some skeptics have alluded to the idea that Rossi would make his money off of the refueling process. However, Rossi says that it would cost about $30 for a 6 month supply of fuel.
If Rossi’s estimations are correct, the economic impact on the ordinary person will be significant. This may change the face of global economics, with more money in the pockets of the “common” man.
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