Giant Mirror for Sun-Deprived Italian Village.

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A sun-deprived village in the Italian Alps has come up with a novel solution to fix the problem - by installing a giant mirror.

The mirror - an eight-by-five metre (26x16ft) sheet of steel - was placed on a nearby peak to reflect sunlight onto Viganella's main square below. The computer-operated mirror will now be constantly following the sun's path.

Viganella sits at the bottom of a steep valley, and surrounding mountains cut off direct sunlight during the winter.


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We've made jokes about doing that around here for... forever. There are some communities between mountains where the sun is gone by 3PM, even in the summer. But here, a coal truck would sling a chunk and break it the first day!
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