Rossi indicates that there will be delays in getting the smaller modules certified with the necessary compliances for marketing in the USA and in Europe. They may take an additional 1 to 2 years.
They are only currently ready to sell only the 1 mW plants primarily for steam, hot water and hot air generation for larger industrial needs.
Units have been reportedly sold to customers in the USA and in Europe.
There had been some questions circulating among the readers as to why the plant had never delivered on the promised 1 million watts of thermal energy production.
According to various sources the explanation is that the modules were somewhat unstable when fully pressurized with the hydrogen gas.
Rossi has said many times that there were instability problems in regulating the reaction process when used in a self-sustaining mode of operation. He also maintained that the best (and safest) mode of operations were to take place when the modules are driven with a small amount of external heat energy applied to the core. This is usually accomplished by utilizing the electrical heating resistors incorporated in the catalizer. Rossi had had many accidental explosions when the modules were driven in full self-sustained mode. It appears as though there is some sort of thermal runaway that drives the modules to self destruction.
It was understood that those problems had been rectified in the later designs of the modules. That was the significant reason to increase the output of the modules from the first design and reduce to overall count in the 1 mW plant.
Apparently, there are still some remaining issues with the design. During last Friday's testing, it had been decided, for safety sake, to reduce the hydrogen pressure within the modules. This would still allow for the self-sustained mode of operation but it also had the effect of lowering the overall output of the modules. Consequently, the plant only obtained around half the total expected energy production.