If one was to create an array of X amount of mirrors tracking the sun and shining on a targeted spot in the sky to create ions at specific elevations similar to a ladder, could this cause an ion column to create a continuous charge of energy from the upper atmosphere to hit the ground? Lets say we have tier one targeting a spot at .5 km above the earth, also a tier two targeting 1 km above the earth and a tier three at 2 km and so on and so on into the ionosphere at 75 km. The ions would rise between the tier steps creating a conduction channel. The distances above the earth are changeable. This ionized channel from my understanding is the same thing as a stepped leader from a thunder storm, creating a source of power from the potential difference between the upper atmosphere and the earth the ground? Is this something that can be done? Also what implications would this have on radio wave transmission and the atmosphere?