The secretive nature of Leonardo Corporation’s first customer has led to a lot of speculation — and some skepticism. Many people who are looking for confirmation that Andrea Rossi really has what he claims have been frustrated because there is dead silence from the customer who purchased the first 1 MW plant, and according to Rossi, subsequently ordered 12 more. The testing that was done in Bologna was essentially private, and although the customer’s agent was satisfied with what he saw, many people were hoping for much more complete data from the testing that was done.
Well today there may be some good news for those seeking third party confirmation of the E-Cat. Andrea Rossi made the following announcement on his JONP site.
Today we sold in the USA a 1 MW plant which will go to a normal Customer. This installation will be visitable by the qualified public.
We wait to have completed the contractual procedure through the attorneys, then we will give communication. It will be in the North East of the USA, where I have been in these days.
So there is apparently a “normal” (i.e. non-secret) US customer who may be willing to allow members of the public to visit the plant and see the the E-Cat in operation. Rossi has said that he has no problem if one if his customers wants to open up a plant for testing. Perhaps this new customer will be cooperative if qualified people want to give the plant a thorough examination. A working power plant by a customer who is independent of Rossi and his company would provide a tremendous amount of credibility to the E-Cat as a viable energy solution. This is all part of the “validation by the market place” strategy that Rossi has been championing all along.
It will take some time for all this to materialize, but for many people who are currently on the fence regarding the E-Cat it could turn out to be a real turning point towards widespread acceptance of a new and superior energy technology.