Do we ever harness the energy from lightning?



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    That is an idea that many people have.  As of right now there are many problems that have to be sorted out before we can to harness the power from lighting.  One is consistency.  There is a common saying that lightning never strikes the same place twice.  This saying for the most part is true.  Another problem is that lightning carries such a high voltage that it is hard to harness it into usable energy.  A typical lightning bolt has about a few hundred million volts of electricity at a current of 5000 to 20000 amps.  That is an amazing amount of electricity.  These problems need to be solved before anyone can tap into this plentiful, but inconsistent source of energy. 

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