The goal of the research was to find methods of artificially manufacturing hydrogen in an area where sunlight can be limited during certain times of the year. The research is the latest in experiments to harness hydrogen for fuel. Hydrogen doesn’t produce carbon emissions when it’s burned, making it ideal for energy conservation.
Smaller versions of this experiment have been done previously, but the team hopes to take the research to the next level. Unfortunately, the multi-light approach used in Germany is too expensive to be a long-term solution. The ideology behind it could be applied to the use of natural sunlight for similar purposes.