Harvesting lightning for clean energy is an attractive idea, but it currently is not a cost-effective or feasible means of producing large-scale energy. To understand why, let's examine why it isn't a viable option for clean energy generation.
1.Difficult to harvest: Lightning is a naturally occurring phenomenon and therefore cannot be generated on demand. The unpredictable nature of thunderstorms makes it difficult to produce and store lightning energy.
2.Costly and impractical: In addition, harvesting and storing lightning energy is quite expensive, and is not as practical or cost-effective as other, more established sources of clean energy such as solar or wind power.
3.Reduced Charge Capacity: When lightning is already discharged in the atmosphere, it has a lower electric charge, which makes it difficult to store with any efficiency.
4.Technology is Still Primitive: We still don't have enough developed technology to harvest the energy from lightning in a cost-effective and practical way.
Thus, while lightning energy has great potential for clean energy generation, it is not feasible at present. Perhaps in the future, technology and infrastructure will be developed to make harvesting lightning for clean energy a viable option. Until then, we should focus our efforts on more practical and cost-effective sources of clean energy.