I've learnt that solar flares have so much energy in them, but is it possible to tap the energy from them?

  • $\begingroup$ Some problems in doing so would be: their unpredictability in when they occur & their resultant strength. In trying to utilise an energy source the more predictable and consistent an energy source the better. $\endgroup$ – Fred Jul 14 '16 at 13:29
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    $\begingroup$ not now and it isn't so much of energy, comparing to amount of energy sun emits in more usual way. It possible, but not worth of efforts. $\endgroup$ – MolbOrg Jul 15 '16 at 16:11
  • $\begingroup$ @MolbOrg but I've learnt that it has the power of one million atom bombs... $\endgroup$ – Mayur Jul 20 '16 at 13:47
  • $\begingroup$ Energy of Sun, in form of light and heat, measured in atom bombs (I do not know which one, but let say 1Mt) is equivalent to 91300191204 atom bombs. So flares are less then 1/90000 of energy produced. Energy which you might extract at any scale with primitive approaches and any possible amount of it, starting with magnifying glass, or just sheet of reflective material. Scale needed to collect flares energy, with that scale you will get 90000 burgers instead one. But problem are not burger but energy you need to build that structure, and when you collect light heat you will grow well. $\endgroup$ – MolbOrg Jul 20 '16 at 16:30

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