|I'm sure you know that there is a great deal of dubiousness about anything Andrea Rossi (E-Cat) says. This does not prove anything, as the major fuel for science is doubt. |
Is there anything real going on here? Rossi says that he has units at (unnamed) clients sites generating heat with a positive (5?) coefficient of performance. Do I believe this? Yes
The SAFIRE Project claims to be showing nuclear transformations caused by plasmas, but nothing commercial, yet. Does this sound hopeful? Yes, could be the ticket.
Brilliant Light ( brilliantlightpower.com ) claims success, but no commercial systems. It should be obvious if the correct configuration generated thermal energy, it should be easy to use solar cells to collect it from a glowing reactor, but I cannot see this as commercially viable.
Do I think any of this is going anywhere? Soon?
What is soon? I think, maybe 5 years for something that will make anyone money. My guess.