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Electricity from the air

  1. May 1, 2012 #1


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    supposedly there is abundant electricity to be harnessed from converting static electricity in the atmosphere to the power grid (yeah right)


    trying to convince someone that this is just a pump and dump scheme (its a penny stock & the company has a $100M valuation & no revenue)

    any thoughts on the supposed science here?
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  3. May 1, 2012 #2


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    Who is John Galt?
  4. May 2, 2012 #3


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    It seems absurd to me. Air is a terrible conductor, hence the reason lightning is allowed to build up inside storms, the charges are kept separated until the breakdown voltage of air is exceeded. As for harnessing this static electricity, either you discharge it, which results in no more static in that area, or you attract other charges to the ones in the atmosphere but keep them separated, which doesn't generate power.
  5. May 2, 2012 #4
    No science here, buyer beware
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