26 Jul '14, 1pm

Until now, this town didn't see the sun for 6 straight months:

Until now, this town didn't see the sun for 6 straight months:

The mirror system will be fired up for the first time next week. A computer controls the massive mirror to reflect sun rays onto the market square, lighting up a 6,459 square foott elliptical area. Meanwhile, from a distance the mirror array will make it appear as though there is a sun resting on the mountainside. Although some of the residents called it an insane, “Mickey Mouse” project, the village has already proven its engineering might with a number of feats, including a massive hydroelectric plant and a huge pipeline and railway line that transports fertilizer to the rest of the world.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/giant-mirrors-reflect-artificial-sun...

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