By Bob Norman
First, it was great to see the results if not exactly what we expected.
The testing threw us a few curves. I thought the test was to contain 52 of the larger Ecats, but the test was run with 116 ECats, a couple rows of them were lined up on top of the container. Of these units they all had 3 cores, but to do self sustain mode that the customer was interested in only 1 cor per machine was used. To me this says that Rossi still does not have an adequate control mechanism and the technology is not ready for prime time. Impressive, but major engineering is needed.
It was reported on another thread that the customer was linked to a Colonel and rumors that DARPA was the customer. This is not good news and may lead to no news from the customer. Sustaining the momentum could be an issue going forward. I thought I would start hear or reading about the big breakthrough, but basically nothing. I’m hoping its just a lag caused by the weekend, but gut says that’s not it.
Where do we go from here. Rossi said he heads back to the states to gear up production. There is no indication he has customers lined up for the 1MW system and more work is required before the commercial uses are ready.
Rossi can’t keep doing Demos, nor does he want to, I think.
I see no true excitement and don’t see what will happen next. I’m excited about the technology and the test, but a little down for the reaction, or lack of it from the media or word of mouth. I hope its just a time lag issue. Comments?