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Do you think it would be possible to produce power by collecting bolts of lightning, and converting the energy to an alternating current?



Replies:
Seems like the first problem is getting the lightning to strike where and when you want. But if you did put a big lightning rod up in the air, and waited for a lightning bolt, you COULD store the charge of the lightning bolt. This would be on a big "capacitor", sort of a jar which holds charge. you could then bleed this stored charge off slowly at a later time, to get a direct current, like a big battery. But only as much charge as the lightning bolt put in.

I think the actual building of such a gizmo would be hard, then you might have to wait awhile for lighning to strike, but the idea is ok.

Ross



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