Yvonne Carts-Powell

Mirrors Convey Sunshine to Dark Valley Town

In beautiful, energy, technology on December 3, 2013 at 7:07 am

Speaking of waning sunlight — I may feel light-deprived in New England, but at least my home *gets* light every day of the year. A Scandinavian town in a deep valley has implemented mirrors to shine sunlight down to their central square. My colleague Pat Daukantis wrote about it: Optics & Photonics News – Mirrors Convey Sunshine to Dark Valley Town.


Addendum: Another sunless-in-the-winter village put up a mirror for much the same reasons, back in 2007. See the NY Times article about the sun mirror in Viganella, Italy.

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