Had a quick chat and email conversation with Andrea about the business setup and the search for pilot customers.
He is at this point mainly looking for pilot customers with a current business where the need for heat is in the 10MW range – so he is planning installations with roughly 500 ECatSK. Deals are obviously being negotiated at this time.
The reason for the size is that when in production there will be absolutely no ground for any doubts about the validity anymore. From what I can understand the number of installations are not as scalable as the heat production from the Leonardo point of view – therefore – in order to build some business as quickly larger installations is preferable right now.
He seems to have contracts with suppliers of all the parts of the ECatSK except for the core (which I assume is still produced by Leonardo) in Sweden, Japan and the US. Production seems not to be a bottleneck at this time, since the suppliers are large industrial concerns ready to deliver more or less just in time.
What is interesting is that even the pathoskepts/morons/trolls/puppets/astroturfers at LF are dissapointed with the demo. I guess that is a good sign. They seem not be able to get around the fact that Rossi is simply going to sell the heat produced at 20-50% below market price wherever is needed. This fact of course totally nullifies several years of ad infinitum/ad hominem arguing made on the LF. So now they try their best not to mention this elephant in the room but it is at the same time clear that all their focus is now on discrediting Rossi as a person – with the clear aim to induce as much FUD as as possible in all potential customers using google … It is as simple and evil as that …