Ausra has officially opened the reflector production line at its first North American manufacturing and distribution center in Las Vegas. The 130,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution center will supply the reflectors, absorber tubes and other key components of the company's solar thermal power plants to the growing Southwestern solar power industry.

"This facility will help position our state as the premiere place to invest in these new technologies. As the factory expands operations and we continue to invest in clean energy, we'll create thousands of good paying jobs and keep our outdoors pristine for future generations." -- U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-NV)