Spring Storm Power

When the sky thickens with moisture-laden hulks which eventually unload on land below, the solar power system doesn't get much exercise. But that's okay. Sometimes high winds come with the storms to spin up the wind turbine for a while so current flows into the battery bank.

If only I could capture lightning strike energy and store it for future use in some sort of super quick-charge/slow discharge capacitor. A single lightning strike would provide enough energy to power several dozen homes for a day, so even if a mere fraction of a single ten billion amp-hour strike was captured it would provide plenty of cloudy day power here, especially since I consume only slightly over 3 Kwh per day. Alas, just a fun idea at this time.

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