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'Dark' Norway town to use massive mirrors for light

(IBTIMES) — The Norwegian town of Rjukan is shrouded in darkness for five months every year, but a project completed this month promises to bring a bright spot to the town’s central square via the recently completed installation of a series of massive mirrors that will reflect sunlight onto the meeting spot.

Rjukan Mirror Project The Mirror Project was originally conceived by a Norwegian industrialist almost 100 years ago, but the lengthy wait has not dampened enthusiasm about the project’s completion. The Mirror Project

Rjukan, which is located about halfway between Bergen and Oslo and is encircled by sun-obstructing mountains, is a dreary place to be between September and March, when the sun’s rays cannot reach its quaint streets.

But the effort, dubbed the “Mirror Project,” will ensure that Rjukan residents have a place to bask even in the darkest days of frigid Scandinavian winters.