Skip to comments.1-megawatt cold fusion power plant now available – yours for just $1.5 million
Posted on 12/26/2013 7:11:38 AM PST by count-your-change
Believe it or not, the first cold fusion power plant is now available to pre-order. The E-Cat 1MW Plant, which comes in a standard shipping container, can produce one megawatt of thermal energy, using low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) a process, often known as cold fusion, that fuses nickel and hydrogen into copper, producing energy 100,000 times more efficiently than combustion. It sounds like E-Cat is now taking orders for delivery in early 2014, priced fairly reasonably at $1.5 million. Has cold fusion the answer to all our energy needs finally made its way to market?
(Excerpt) Read more at extremetech.com. ...
Great, but can they show a working model?
Bull sh...er... Bull Obamastuff.
Wonder what the warranty is, and who provides it?
“A fool and his money...”
You can see pictures of what is claimed to be parts of a soon to be working model and you can see pictures of what purports to be actual models being shipped. How this can be when none have been built is a mystery.
The one claimed model is apparently still sitting in a warehouse somewhere in Italy.
Order now for delivery “early 2014”,(wink, wink)
>> Believe it or not...
Oh, I am 100% certain in my belief that it’s available for pre-order.
(Now ask me if I think it’ll EVER be delivered, or EVER deliver 1MW net energy...)
I’m still waiting on the Moeller skycar. How many popped some serious money for one of those?
Warranty? Sure and a Certificate of Authenticity on a decoder ring signed by Master Rossi himself. Noooo problem.
It will still kill fewer birds than a 1 megawatt windmill.
The cars are waiting for cold fusion engines to be installed...soon...but not too soon.
Contact CTO Dr. Montgomery Scott for details.
If you order right now they will double your order! (Just pay separate shipping and processing charges) That’s TWO for the price of one!
Being a nay sayer is the most gutless decision on the planet ..
Why do they only compare it to a technology that's intentionally being made prohibitively expensive by the government?
At a million and a half bucks I don’t have enough money to be that foolish.
I’m sure you’ve plopped down a $150,000 deposit on your pre-order already, right?
Yeah, but you would be the envy of the neighborhood! ;-)
I’ll believe it when someone plugs a lamp and a toaster
into one, and they work.
That’s a straw argument ..there’s a looooooooooooooooong way between being a snarky naysayer and being ready to invest heavily in something.
I’m in that wide chasm. Every single big idea and significant development in the history of time was criticized by the gutless nay sayers in the beginning ..it takes no brain or no creativity to do so. And it’s gutless, because once something is big, no one goes around to make fun of the naysayers ..
I refuse to pile on. As for this particular big idea, I’ve not enough technical knowledge to pass judgment ...
Unknown but real logic is almost as rare as cold fusion generators.
So, in your mind, sitting on the fence with your finger in the air is less gutless than “naysaying”?
Whatever helps you sleep at night, I guess.
Great when someone open sources the blueprints and specs, just throw into a 3D printer and we all live happily ever after. /S
Every prepper will want one of these, it also could be very useful in the coming revolution. /S
And have the love of women and the respect of men! Yipppeeeee!
“It will still kill fewer birds than a 1 megawatt windmill.”
But it will devour your nest eggs.
Taking “preorders” means nothing.
“early 2014” for sure.
That’s an absurdly and profoundly stupid non sequitur of an argument .from a reliable source - that is so logically flawed that it’s impossible to craft a response that is both appropriate to intellectual decency and can also be understood by you.
Um, that would be in a week...
If true ....
The wide spread use of cold fusion as an electrical power source has some very interesting side effects.
First, it could cripple the Islamic Terrorists groups now being funded by recycled petro-dollars from the US and Europe. No money no war. Let that area of the world go back to selling sand to each other.
Second, it would cripple to destroy the massive redistribution of wealth called climate change. Drastically reduce the carbon footprint of electrical production and what would the environmentalists do?
Finally, since it would be much easier to install this new technology that the old, petro-based, power generation systems the push to solve international income inequality (an other massive money transfer for no reason or improvement) could be greatly reduced. This assumes that the real cause of international income inequality, the local dictator, excuse me - President for Life - allows it.
For those Freepers who lost power to the annual (monthly?) winter ice storms image the secondary effects.
Oh, well, it is one of the better dreams as these dreams go.
If you like your old electric power sources can you keep it?
We don’t hold it against you and you’re welcome to comment further, thanks.
Yes but no, probably but not likely, possibly but out of the question. Remember...you were warned.
I’d like to add the optional perpetual motion machine, please!
Translation: He's got his finger in the air AND his head up his arse.
Yes I was warned, but did you mean it or was it just a precaution? Should I order now or wait until they set-up State exchanges?
Throw in the veggie slicer and you got a deal!
You are confusing units of measure.
If, and it is a big if, this can make a megawatt of high quality heat, you could convert it to electricity losing about 60 % to waste heat which may or may not have a value. So figure 400 watt hours x 24 hours a day or about 10 megawatt hours per day. Using your figure of $100/ MWh, that’s about $1000 per day.
Figure double the investment to include plumbing, turbine and generator, that’s about $3,000,000. At a thousand bucks per day, ROI is less than a year.
If this thing worked, it would be cheaper than coal fired, that is why it would be a very bid deal.
Why? ... Because ‘big oil’ runs the world and that means the media spews what they are told to spew.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. Cold fusion is still an extraordinary claim. The fact that they can’t even, as one poster said, show where they plug a lamp and toaster into one and they work shows that only a fool would fall for this.
And to be clear, I REALLY HOPE this does work.
Best advice: buy a chain saw, cut some fire wood.
Well said. It is ALWAYS true that people should be cautious about where they invest their money.
Having said that, we know how the Intelligentsia and media have rigged the grant money process and the media propaganda with respect to Globull Warming... it would seem possible that the bogus politically correct science media could also possibly be manipulating things in energy research as well. Plus, finding an advanced inexpensive form of energy would threaten the power base of many of the powers that be. There are those whose ox could be seriously GORED by any development such as cold fusion.
Rush Limbaugh has been demonstrating how even the sports media has been co-opted.
We should question EVERYTHING which is presented to us from ANY media, about EVERY TOPIC.
Just food for thought.
If I was shopping for a 1MW power plant, there are other technologies I'd be considering ahead of coal to start with.
Wonder if they will take bitcoins?
One fraud for another? Why not?
I question your working model. You can not pass current between two objects which have the same potential. Toss a dime in there and I think you have it.