Mirrors to Reflect Light into a Town That Gets No Sun

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Mirrors to Reflect Light into a Town That Gets No Sun

Lifting the Winter Dark

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Springtime light may lift the spirits, but in Rattenberg, residents have a long memory for shadows. From late fall to midwinter, this tiny Austrian town, famous for its glassblowing, gets no sun at all. And it has been that way for centuries. Next time, though, the villagers may finally see the light--thanks to giant rotating mirrors known as heliostats.

Bartenbach Light Laboratory in the Austrian Tyrol plans to begin construction of the heliostats this August. "The idea is not just to light the village," says Silvia Pezzana, an engineer at the firm. "The idea is to give them the impression they have sun."

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Now that sounds neat, they are gonna put 15 mirrors on poles with software, that will follow the sun and reflect light to secondary mirrors in the town that will bring light to the streets. That project is $2 million dollars. They say the only other way to bring light to the town in the winter is to remove the mountain.

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By YCON: posted on 9-4-2006








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