The Dow Chemical Co. says that Midland, Mich., has been identified as the preferred site for the first full-scale production facility for the company's Powerhouse solar shingle, subject to finalizing local, state and federal funding.
In her recent State of the State address, Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., spoke of the site selection, which could bring more than 1,200 jobs to the region by 2014.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is currently considering up to $140 million in economic incentives for the plant. Local, state and federal funding will help Dow Solar Solutions to accelerate production plans for the solar shingles already being manufactured in a small-scale market development plant at Dow's Michigan operations in Midland, the company says.
SOURCE: The Dow Chemical Co.