The Syn­light fa­cil­i­ty

Closeup of Synlight
The Syn­light fa­cil­i­ty
Credit: DLR (CC-BY 3.0)

The Synlight facility

On 23 March 2017, the DLR In­sti­tute of So­lar Re­search ini­ti­at­ed op­er­a­tions at the Syn­light fa­cil­i­ty, a glob­al­ly unique sys­tem. Each of its 149 Xenon short-arc lamps has the out­put of a large cin­e­ma pro­jec­tor. To­geth­er, they pro­duce a light in­ten­si­ty that cor­re­sponds to more than 10,000 times the in­ci­dent so­lar ra­di­a­tion on Earth's sur­face.

On 23 March 2017, the DLR Institute of Solar Research initiated operations at the Synlight facility, a globally unique system. Each of its 149 Xenon short-arc lamps has the output of a large cinema projector. Together, they produce a light intensity that corresponds to more than 10,000 times the incident solar radiation on Earth's surface.

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