Why Is It Difficult to Harness and Predict Static Electricity?

Chief Scientist Jim Bray describes how energy states affect the availability, use and storage of energy.


  1. Troy

    Technically you would only capture heat from the strike, which needs to be directed at the highest point and not transmit into building. Lightning is unpredictable and can range a mass amount. Building must then be shielded and well grounded to ensure safety and surge protection.

  2. David

    If skyscrapers, etc are struck by lightning hundreds of times in a year, then we have at least some way of predicting when and where they will strike. Can this energy not be captured at this point?

  3. Curious

    Why does the GRC still have chalkboards, and not some type of fancy computer integrated whiteboard? BTW, great series!