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One of eight giant concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) solar systems being used as the sole power for the Amonix manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, Nev.

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Overview of the 214,000 square-foot Amonix manufacturing plant, which also includes some office space.

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Amonix MegaModules CPV systems (foreground) waiting to be installed.

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The North Las Vegas, Nev., factory currently employs more than 300 people. It also created 135 temporary construction jobs when it was being built.

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The facility is expected have a $560 million economic impact on Southern Nevada, according to statistics from the Nevada Development Authority.

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Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu (center) visiting the Amonix manufacturing facility in North Las Vegas, Nev.

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