Method of Capturing Electrical Energy from Lightning and New Method of Generating Electricity

One contemplated embodiment of a lightning farm energy storage system comprises:

A plurality of embedded parallel capacitors having alternating layers of conductors and dielectric material each having radii in excess of ten feet enclosed in a water proof housing;

At least one ungrounded probe having biased voltage from a human generated power source, said at least one probe exuding from said housing for receiving electrical energy from lightning farms proximate the equator where continuous lightning storms in countries like Colombia, Rwanda, Argentina and DR Congo are known to rumble 8 hours per day and over 260 days per year on average to charge said energy storage system, said capacitors formed by depositing a plurality of alternating layers of dielectric material between each layer of conducting material with one or more electrodes situated on each dielectric layer, said at least one probe connected to the one or more electrodes.

Wherein a battery system that receives the generated electrical energy is electrically connected to said energy storage system so as to free up the capacitors for more lightning strikes. Each embedded parallel plate capacitor of the energy storage system will have a calibrated radius to correspond with amount of charge that could substantially charge one grid battery of the battery system so that many batteries can be charged up to around 90% without any battery damage.

In this way, the embedded parallel capacitors have essentially divided up the extremely high voltage lightning strikes to smaller voltages calibrated by the size of the embedded capacitors to quickly charge the one or more batteries dedicated to each embedded parallel capacitor, thus quickly offloading the charge to free of the energy system for more lightning strikes. It may very well be the case that switches between each embedded parallel capacitors must be employed during discharge to the batteries, and switched back to receive more charges from more lightning strikes.

And if a very large quartz crystal is situated adjacent two said probes of opposite polarity, a high voltage crystal oscillation will occur emitting an electromagnetic disturbance into the atmosphere (moving charge) in all directions which will simulate what happens during cloud to cloud lightning, where one cloud disturbance attracts lightning within a 30 mile radius from other clouds and may induce lightning that would not have otherwise been emitted absent this high voltage crystal oscillator.

When a crystal of quartz is properly cut and mounted, it can be made to distort in an electric field by applying a voltage to an electrode near or on the crystal. This property is known as electrostriction or inverse piezoelectricity.

When the field is removed, the quartz generates an electric field as it returns to its previous shape, and this can generate a voltage.

This is why the invention probe “having a human generated power source” is so important, these active probes connected to the super capacitor make it possible to activate the crystal oscillation and electromagnet by applying a voltage to an electrode near or on the crystal.

Emitting voltage at a greater electromagnetic attractive force than that emitted by a transformer or other grid asset is what diverts the lightning away from the grid asset to the super capacitor.

An oscillator is an amplifier circuit, with feedback so that it oscillates, and a “frequency determining element” that keeps it oscillating at the desired frequency. A crystal can be made for a precise frequency, and it will drift very little if the temperature or stray capacitance changes. It is also very efficient and requires very little power to keep it oscillating. Crystals are usually made of quartz, and you pay for all the above features.

When you switch a crystal oscillator and electromagnet on it’s just an amplifier, you don’t get the desired frequency yet. The only thing that’s there is a low-level noise over a wide bandwidth. The oscillator will amplify that noise and pass it through the crystal, upon which it enters the oscillator again which amplifies it again and so on.

Shouldn’t that get you just very much noise? No, the crystal’s properties are such that it will pass only a very small amount of the noise, around its resonance frequency. All the rest will be attenuated. So in the end it’s only that resonance frequency which is left, and then we’re oscillating.

You can compare it with a trampoline. Imagine a bunch of kids jumping on it randomly. The trampoline doesn’t move much and the kids have to make a lot of effort to jump just 20cm up. But after some time they will start to synchronize and the trampoline will follow the jumping.

The kids will jump higher and higher with less effort. The trampoline will oscillate at its resonance frequency (about 1Hz) and it will be hard to jump faster or slower. That’s the frequencies that will be filtered out.

The kid jumping on the trampoline is the amplifier, she supplies the energy to keep the oscillation going.

Unlike a permanent magnet, the strength of an electromagnet can easily be changed by changing the amount of electric current that flows through it. The poles of an electromagnet can even be reversed by reversing the flow of electricity. An electromagnet works because an electric current produces a magnetic field.

What do a wrecking yard, a rock concert and your front door have in common? They each use electromagnets, devices that create a magnetic field through the application of electricity. Wrecking yards employ extremely powerful electromagnets to move heavy pieces of scrap metal or even entire cars from one place to another. Your favorite band uses electromagnets to amplify the sound coming out of its speakers. And when someone rings your doorbell, a tiny electromagnet pulls a metal clapper against a bell.

Mechanically, an electromagnet is pretty simple. It consists of a length of conductive wire, usually copper, wrapped around a piece of metal. Like Frankenstein’s monster, this seems like little more than a loose collection of parts until electricity comes into the picture. But you don’t have to wait for a storm to bring an electromagnet to life. A current is introduced, either from a battery or another source of electricity, and flows through the wire. This creates a magnetic field around the coiled wire, magnetizing the metal as if it were a permanent magnet. Electromagnets are useful because you can turn the magnet on and off by completing or interrupting the circuit, respectively.