Synlight is three storied high and made up of 149 xenon short arc lamps which can emit up to 350 kilowatt of radiation using reflectors, in other words 10,000 more times the intensity of the solar radiation experienced on earth. The temperature of the Synlight can reach up to 3000 degrees Celsius. The high degree temperature provides the apt environment to produce hydrogen.
NRW’s Environment Minister Johannes Remmel stressed the importance of research for the energy sector: “In order to achieve the targets for the expansion of renewable energies, we need the practical expansion of existing technology, but without investing in innovative research, modern technologies and global lighthouse projects such as Synlight will keep the energy turnaround.”
Synlight can be a reliable and constant source of energy to target the expansion of renewal energies. And it can be used not only for producing hydrogen, since Synlight emits UV rays like sun, it can actually unlock other areas of research such as studies on aging process of materials.