This is the start of a new category
It appears that Rossi has sold and delivered ( not delivered yet as control system is being up graded) at least 1 – 1Megwatt heating plant to the DoD of a 13 unit order, these to be used for heating of apartments and has an order for at least 1 more for industrial heat.
The domestic 10kwatt heater is designed and a unit has been submitted to UL for testing and will be offered for orders before the end of this year. Present projected price of $500. This is for hot water only, but an add on to generate 3kwatt electric may be available in a year or two. The new design uses sealed fuel cartridges that can be easily replaced after about 180 days of full power use. Due to the nature of the device, electric power is needed for the control system as well as 2.5kw for the 20 to 40 minute start up. This is not an instant on or off heater. About one kilowatt plus, electric is needed for operation for a minimum COP of 6. This is designed for max operating temperature of 120C or 250F and can drive a hydronic heating or cooling system.
At present people are encouraged to ask to be included in the first 10,000 unit offering to be placed at the end of August 2012.
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