Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Town in Norwegian valley is set to get winter sunlight for the first time in its history… using giant MIRRORS

  • Industrial town of Rjukan gets no sunshine between September and March
  • Three giant mirrors or 'heliostats' have been set up on the mountainside
  • They will track the path of the sun and beam light onto the town square 
  • Idea was first suggested 100 years ago but a cable car was built instead
  • A similar scheme has been successfully implemented in an Italian village

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