THUNDERSTORM ENERGY: AN ALTERNATIVE ENERGY RESOURCE IN THE HUMID TROPICAL REGION OF WEST AFRICA

Akinnubi, R.T1, Komolafe, D. A 2 and Olabisi I.O 3.

Department of Physics,

Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo state.

 

Abstract

Energy crisis is the talk of the world today. There are several evidences on the utilization of some renewable energy resources but facts and technological innovations on the use of thunder storm energy are yet to be fully documented. This paper aims at investigating the technological innovations, potentialsand utilization of thunderstorm energy in the humid tropical region of West Africa.

Keywords: lightening, energy crisis, electrical energy.