My lightning harvester


The incidence and occurrence of electric energy naturally.
            Electric energy forms in the clouds due to cloud activity.  It then follows the shortest path to the earth by the available conductors.  These conductors could be a tree, a tall building or specially designed.  This form of electricity is termed lightning.  A special lightning-attractor attracts the lightning in the area to strike it and be conducted downwards.
            Usually lightning flows into the earth.  Now there is a lightning-bed which will be placed in the path of the lightning, so that some amount of the lightning can be harvested as it travels to the earth.  It is very important to "earth" wire these lightning-beds because if the lightning energy exceeds the capacity of the bed, it should be safely let into the earth where it is needed.  Let us be very careful and allow most of the lightning flow into the earth for the good of the earth.
            The lightning-beds are at least a kilometre long, each, and are filled with volcanic glass covered with water.  This is a conductor of electricity.
            From the lightning-beds there are conductors, which conduct a small amount of electricity from the lightning to an Electric-Unit, which converts it into standardized voltage and current specifications.  This electricity is then conducted via long-distance-transmission-lines to places of utilisation and need.
            The Electric-Unit has the capability of accepting an input of unknown electric-specifications (the raw lightning-electricity) and then converting it to standardised electric-specifications.  All Electric-Units are safely "earthed" so that the electricity flows safely into the ground.  Earthing is for the safety of the ground as well as the Lightning-Harvester.  The ground needs the lightning and the Lightning-Harvester should be protected from the abundant-bountiful nature of unhandle-able lightning.
            A single lightning-rod can be the harvester for 3 - 4 lightning-beds.  The area in-between the lightning-beds can be cultivated as a single-fruit-kind-of-orchard, with a beehive in the centre of the orchard so that the bees pollinate the flowers of the orchard.
            This pattern can be repeated across the area that is lighting-prone.
            Another way of harvesting lighting is to have a lightning-attractor on a raft-rig in the sea and a long connection-line to lightning-beds on the seashore. 

Each convertor has input of a particular range of voltage and current.
     Based on the detector's findings, the electrical-energy from a particular flash of lightning is channelled to the appropriate input-handling convertor.
    The convertor converts the raw electrical energy to the standardised-specifications that that convertor is built to output.  There are many permutations and combinations of input voltage, input current, output voltage and output current specifications.  Centralized convertors can be built, where the electrical-energy harvested from the lightning-beds by many of the conducting-rods can be plugged in.  Maybe like a 100 plug-in connections per convertor.  For a kilometre-long lightning-bed, there could be a conducting-rod every 10 metres, which makes it about a 100 per kilometre (or 101).
            So actually there is a centralised switch.  When a flash of lightning strikes the lightning-attractor and flows into the lightning-bed, the detector has a quick sample-test and determines the voltage-current specifications.  Based on this pattern of voltage-current specifications, one of the convertor specifications is recognised and the electric-energy tapped by the conducting-rods flows through to the convertor specification which the detector has recognised.  This appropriate convertor then converts the electric-energy from the plug-in lines to the standardised electricity it is designed to output.  This standardised electricity is conducted away by long-distance transmission-lines to the storage and utilisation facilities.

Ann Abraham.
Plot No. 1240, 13th Main Road,
Annanagar West,
Chennai - 600040,
Tamil Nadu,

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