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Re: Tesla's World Electrical System (was Field Mill Voltmeter)
Original poster: "Ed Phillips by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <evp-at-pacbell-dot-net>
> Have to look up the exact numbers, but the equivalent voltage of the
> ionosphere with respect to earth is of the order of 400 kV, and the
> average current flowing (due to lightning bolts) is of the order of 1000
> to 2000 amperes. The product of those two is only about 400 to 800
> megawatts at best. It's true that energy comes from the some,
make that some to read SUN!!!!!!!!!!!
> charging of the ionosphere is a rather inefficient mechanism. There is
> a lot more energy available from strategically-located windmills.