I found a great graph from Lawrence Livermore National Labs, that illustrates the size of the energy world — the world that will soon be swallowed up by LENR technology:
The real question, of course, is, what is a quad? Wikipedia states that a quad is 1 quadrillion BTU. It is also 293,083,000 megawatt hours. So there is a number we can work with.
Rossi’s “hot cat” is proported to produce 1 megawatt of energy. So running 1 hot cat for about 33 thousand years produces 1 quad. Or running 33 thousand hot cats constantly for 1 year produces 1 quad.
Therefore at the current rate of energy usage, the US would use a bit more than 3 million hot cats. According to the Wikipedia link above, in 2004 the world consumed 446 quads”. To meet that need, we would need about 15 million hot cats.
Two conclusions can be reached here:
1, There’s plenty of market, the market will not be saturated overnight.
2, This is not by any means an inachievable number of units.