On Andrea Rossi’s official website Journal of Nuclear Physics, an e-cat follower Robert Curto shared a link that leads to a very interesting article concerning the wind energy industry. The website is www.cleanedge.com. Entitled, “U.S. Adds Record 13,124 MW of Wind Capacity in 2012”, the website stated that according to the American Wind Energy Association, the U.S. wind energy industry had its strongest year ever in 2012 installing a record 13,124 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, leveraging $25 billion in private investment, and achieving over 60,000 MW of cumulative wind capacity. The article further reported:
“New wind power purchasers last year included at least 18 industrial buyers, 11 schools and universities, and eight towns or cities, showing a significant trend toward nontraditional power purchasers from the industrial sector. Manufacturers of everything from plastics to light bulbs, semiconductors, and badges, farms, and medical centers are now directly purchasing wind power.”
Curto shared his opinion about the wind energy compared to the e-cat LENR based technology of Rossi. He commented:
“Dr. Rossi, last year in the USA it cost $25 billion to build 13,124 MW of Wind Power.
($1,904,763 per MW) I believe the E-Cat: Has less Capitol cost. Has less cost per kWh. Needs less Land.”
The Italian inventor gave a word answer: Interesting. Meanwhile, another poster Steven Karels asked Rossi as to how they test the e-cat reactors if they start to mass produce the products. Karels also asked:
“If they were light bulbs, you might apply a current and see if they light. Do you fire them up and see if they have linear response? How much of their life (e.g., 6 months) do you burn away to validate their acceptability before shipment?Will each one be “smart” in the sense that it electronically reports its status during the time it is working or is it too hot during operations for electronics? Is each unit serial numbered and a database exists for each unit?”
“We have organized a quality control system not dissimilar to what happens for other industrial plants that cannot be tested like light bulbs… we have nothing to invent about this issue. About the protection of the IP, this is a confidential item.”
Many e-cat believers, on the other hand, remain faithful to Rossi and his work. They still believe that Rossi will be able to deliver the first hot cat or high temperature e-cat. As what Rossi said on his previous post, electricity generation is his main focus.