P4_2 Using the Forks: The Energy Yield of a Lightning Bolt

Magdalena Szczykulska, Jason John Watson, Lilian Garratt-Smithson, Alistair William Muir


Lightning may be considered as a potential energy source if the yield is comparable to other renewable energy sources. The energy yield of one strike was evaluated to be 7.5×107 J, where approximately 50 strikes produce a yield equivalent to that of an average wind turbine in a year.

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