How can we tap the energy of the oncoming solar storm forecasted around 2012?
Solar storms are seen as destructive. The effects of a solar storm in current times, quoted from this article
An avalanche of blackouts carried across continents by long-distance power lines could last for weeks to months as engineers struggle to repair damaged transformers. Planes and ships couldn’t trust GPS units for navigation. Banking and financial networks might go offline, disrupting commerce in a way unique to the Information Age. According to a 2008 report from the National Academy of Sciences, a century-class solar storm could have the economic impact of 20 hurricane Katrinas.
But we can also see it as a blessing- a huge amount of energy at our doorstep. The question is, how can we utilize the energy of a solar storm as it passes the earth?
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