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A Norwegian town, sunless for five months of the year, is building a giant array of mirrors to light up its town square.

A Norwegian town, sunless for five months of the year, is building a giant array of mirrors to light up its town square.

Three mirrors with a total surface area of about 538 square feet will sit at an angle to redirect winter sun down into the town, lighting up over 2150 square feet of concentrated space in the town square. A similar idea exists in the Italian village of Viganella, which has used brushed steel to reflect light since 2006.