Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window) Why Is It Difficult to Harness and Predict Static Electricity? 2012.12.07 Chief Scientist Jim Bray describes how energy states affect the availability, use and storage of energy. 3 Comments Comment Name Email Troy 2016.08.04 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. David 2015.10.24 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? Curious 2015.02.08 Why does the GRC still have chalkboards, and not some type of fancy computer integrated whiteboard? BTW, great series!