Sunlight is an important aspect when it comes to our health. Therefore, people do not feel good living in cities with little sunlight.
The population of Ryukan, a city in Norway, is approximately 3386 people. The city does not have direct sunlight from September to March due to the mountains surrounding it.
In fact, the city is almost always bright, with the exception of December and January, due to the polar night.
Large mirrors have been installed on the slopes near the city, which refract the light so that it enters the city.
The idea of a solar mirror was first proposed by the city’s founder, Sam Eide, in 1913. He understood the importance of the sun.L’idée d’un miroir solaire a été proposée pour la première fois par le fondateur de la ville, Sam Eide, en 1913. Il a compris l’importance du soleil.
The idea was raised again in 2005 by Martin Andersen, an artist and resident of the city. In 2013, the mirror was officially installed – 100 years after the idea.