Traditionally giant lightning generators are used to develop lightning protection.
Is that what this project is aiming for, because it seems strange that a person would have to use a crowd-funding model to fund research into a health and safety issue, that one would assume the likes of G.E. or Philips or some other multi-national would be able to do much more comprehensibly?
"...a most excellent barbarian ... Genghis Kahn!" -- _Bill And Ted's Excellent Adventure_