The question 'Could a city be built out of Balloons?' has an answer mentioning using the static charge generated by the city as a power source. This made me think: how much static electricity is generated from balloons and wind like the ones in the picture below?

Can increasing surface area by adding more balloons the increase static charge and produce enough electricity to be of any use?

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  • $\begingroup$ Balloons (and everything else) do not geneate static electricity. Hence the word "static." The charge must be generated by something else (like the act of rubbing the balloon on your hair, the motion of your arms is the generator and the dispartiy of surface types a necessary condition). Therefore, to forstall everyone who's voting to reopen the question (it is unclear in its present form because you can't "generate" static electricity, it's a consequence of something else), the answer is "no." $\endgroup$ – JBH Nov 18 '18 at 15:27