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Published on August 15th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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Suniva Starts Construction on 200 MW Solar Factory in Michigan

August 15th, 2014 by  


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When you think of hot solar manufacturing markets, Michigan probably isn’t the first place that jumps to mind. Honestly, I don’t remember reading or writing anything about solar power in Michigan. Apparently, however, the former manufacturing-heavy state is getting a decently sized solar factory.

Suniva, a solar PV cell and module manufacturer, has just begun  construction on a 200 MW solar factory in the state. Specifically, the solar factory is being constructed in Saginaw Township in a former Sears warehouse. The factory is projected to create 350 construction and operation jobs.

“The U.S. is now one of the top three markets for the global solar industry. Given that, expanding our U.S. manufacturing operation makes a lot of sense and we believe Michigan is the ideal location,” Marc Rogovin, vice president of corporate services at Suniva, said. “With the region’s rich manufacturing history, we have a highly-skilled workforce to draw from and many key supply chain partners in the area. Michigan is a central location with the logistics infrastructure that makes it very easy for us to move our products.”

Read more about Suniva on its website
 

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