February 18, 2014
The Solana facility near Gila Bend uses thousands of curved mirrors to focus sunlight, heating fluid to turn a turbine, creating electricity. The plant went on line last fall, and the resulting loss of construction jobs likely contributed to the overall drop in the state, (Cronkite News Service photo by Jessica Testa)
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Arizona posted the second-highest number of solar-industry jobs in the nation for the second year in a row in 2013, despite losing 1,242 jobs from a year earlier, according to a new report.