Now, like always with anything LENR, comes the long waiting game to see if they can deliver.
Not a chance. The whole annoucement is a travesty. It destroys their credibility. As I wrote in the other thread where Ruby posted this --
You don't go from 350 W to 600 kW, a factor of 1,700 larger. You go to 1000 W at most, and you make and distribute thousands of prototypes. Unless the reaction is fully under control, 600 kW would be very dangerous. We will not know it is fully under control until it is tested in hundreds of labs run by regulators and safety testing companies.
600 kW is more than enough to kill someone from a steam explosion. If the reactor goes even a little out of control, it will destroy a building. No one is going to introduce a commercial product in 2025 that produces that much power from an unknown nuclear reaction which has no theoretical explanation. That is completely out of the question. . . .
Any government regulator or local official who allowed a 600 kW nuclear reactor to operate, when no one has any idea how or why it works, would end up in prison. Rightfully so, in my opinion.
Iwamura himself expressed some disbelief about these announcements. I agree with him.