Germany Launches World’s Largest Artificial Sun


German scientists on Thursday launched what is being billed as the world’ s largest artificial sun with the intention of conducting research on the creation of climate – friendly fuel .

German space agency has launched the so – called Sunlight device, made up of 149 high – powered lamps totalling about 350 kilowatts, in Juelich , a small town in the western state of North Rhine Westphalia .

One of the main areas of research will be efficient hydrogen production with the aim of making climate -friendly fuel for planes, DLR Project Management Agency chief Karsten Lemmer said.

Lemmer said the device uses as much energy in four hours as a four -person household does in a year .

(NAN )

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