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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?

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.


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