Eli5: can we use lightning for electricity? If not, why?

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Eli5: can we use lightning for electricity? If not, why?

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I think there are a few reasons:
– lightning is a LOT of energy in a very short amount of time, and I’m not certain we have the materials that can withstand that much energy at once
– the conditions that produce lightning are too variable and intermittent to be reliable
– we have other means of energy generation that are safer, easier to capture, and have conditons that are more likely to happen

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