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The Kayenta Solar Project created as many as 284 jobs construction jobs while it was being built, in an area with chronically high unemployment. It opened last year and celebrated a groundbreaking Aug. 23 of a second phase and the expanded Kayenta Solar Facility II. (Photo/Navajo Tribal Utility Authority)

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