The topic of the domestic E-Cats has been a little on the back burner of late, since there has been quite a lot of focus on the high temperature E-Cats and the report that is being anticipated. Many times Rossi has been asked about when the domestic units will be available, and always he responds that he does not know the answer, since his timetable is dependent upon the certifiers giving them safety certifications.
Andrea Rossi discusses the domestic E-Cats at some length in a recent interview with the web site Free Energy Systems
The discussion touches on a few points regarding the domestic units. Once again, Rossi brings up the name of Home Depot as a distributor for the units in the USA. Previously, Rossi said that they had some preliminary discussions with Home Depot, now he goes a little further:
Our goal is to bring it to Home Depot in the United States. We already have contacts, and they are waiting for the certification to be done. But, we will sell it through the Home Depot chain.
He also explains that the units will need to be installed by approved contractors who will also provide the servicing of the units that will be required every six months. At one time, Rossi said that the customer themselves could replace the fuel cartridge, and return the old one for recycling. Now, it sounds like this would need to be done by the contractor. He also mentions that there will be seals on the reactor, and if the seal is broken, all guarantees are void. He says the seals are in place for consumer safety (nickel powder is toxic), but he acknowledges that reverse engineers will not be worried about safety and will go ahead and open up the reactors anyway.
Again in this interview Rossi says that electricity producing E-Cats are still in the future, and that he thinks safety certification for them will be much more difficult to obtain because of the high temperatures that would be required in order to generate electricity. But work on that front apparently will continue.
In addition to the interview above, Rossi mentions on his JONP site that there is now going to be an E-Cat factory built in Ferrara, Italy — a town 33 miles north east of Bologna, where Rossi has a home. He had said in Maythat he was scrapping his ideas for building a plant in Italy based on some comments from a government official, but apparently he has now changed plans.