Giant Mirrors Bring Sunlight To Previously Dark Nordic Town

Giant Mirrors Bring Sunlight To Previously Dark Nordic Town
technology

The Mirror Project will illuminate the mountain town of Rjukan, using automated reflective surfaces that will shine light onto the central square year round.

Daniela Walker
  • 24 july 2013

For five months out of every year the people of Rjukan, Norway receive no direct sunlight in their town. Nestled in a valley between mountains, the low winter sun cannot make it over the peaks, but this winter, for the very first time, sunlight will reach the valley floor with the help of giant computer-controlled mirrors.

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