thunder electricitycan thunder be used to produce electricity? if yes ,then who is experimenting on this project and where is it being done and by whom? I have some ideas about it and would like...

thunder electricity

can thunder be used to produce electricity? if yes ,then who is experimenting on this project and where is it being done and by whom? I have some ideas about it and would like to know if it works.

 

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Currently, I agree with the above posts.  Thunder is the sound produced by a lightning strike.  However, the one thing I have learned having made it this far is to never say never.  Maybe a technology will be developed in the future that would employ thunder, or other types of sound waves, in the production of electricity.

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rrteacher | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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Thunder is the sound of lightning. So it can't really be harnessed to produce electricity. If you mean lightning, scientists have not figured out a profitable, efficient way to harvest significant amounts of energy from lightning, because it is so sporadic and unpredictable.

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astrosonuthird | Student, Kindergarten | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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I also agree!!

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shruthiblues27 | Student | (Level 1) Honors

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#2 is right. Thunder is only the rumbling sound of the lightning. We cannot produce electricity with sound. 

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