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using a mirror to bring sunshine

paul wheaton
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http://www.gizmowatch.com/entry/sun-will-finally-shine-in-viganella-during-winter/

So there is a town that sits in a valley and gets zero direct sun for 84 days of the year. And now they have installed a 25 foot mirror to mend this problem.



Awesome!

Apparently, a computer controls the position of the mirror throughout the day. I think that the whole idea could have heaps of awesome use in alternative energy solar stuff.




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John Polk
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Location: Moving to: NE Washington USDA zone 5 Western steppes to the Rockies
    
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Or to heat up that cold spot in the garden.
 
 
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