Solar energy is a key component of Michigan’s 21st century economic plan. We’ve made a long-term commitment to growth in the solar sector, with a strategic focus on manufacturing diversity, flexibility and innovation.
Hotbeds of solar energy industry have sprung up around the state, with especially strong growth in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Major corporations like Hemlock Semiconductor Group and Dow Corning Corporation have located their global headquarters here, making us a leader in the production of hyperpure polycrystalline silicon, a key component in solar panels.
With support from these industry leaders and resources, smaller suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors have rushed to fill the gaps. In Michigan, a robust solar supply chain has emerged, leveraging more than a century of innovation in advanced manufacturing. Today, solar energy companies have transformed Michigan’s core strengths in automation, design, cost reduction and superior quality control into an unmatched 21st century solar value chain.