“Second Sun” in Italian village

Viganella Mirror

Viganella Mirror

Italian small village – Viganella is shined by “second sun“. The village is surrounded with high mountains, which why sun cannot reach it. Every year from middle of November till middle of February it is dark in Viganella village, but the locals have found a way to solve the problem.

Architect Giacomo Bonzani installed a giant mirror on the top of the one slope of the mountain, which reflects rays of the sun, so that it could reach Viganella.

The sun is five meters high and 8 meters width and it can light the village.

It is managed automatically. Its inclination is managed with special panel.

Installation of giant mirror costed 10 000 Euro. It brought to the village not only solar light, but also a lots of tourists.

Author: Tamar Tsintsqiladze

Leave a Reply