Originally posted on CBS Detroit:
MIDLAND — Dow Solar, a business unit of Midland-based Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW), has announced a major expansion of the availability of Dow Powerhouse Solar Shingles, an award-winning, Michigan-made, residential solar roofing system that protects like a standard shingle, but also has embedded solar cells to power the home.
With limited quantities of the product available, Dow has targeted select markets for commercialization, and recently announced a major expansion which will now include Michigan. Although not typically thought of as feasible for solar generation, Michigan does have plenty of sunshine to make solar technology viable and practical.
“We’re expanding availability to Michigan because of the great potential for residential solar adoption, and the strong interest in products made right here in this state,” said Dan Pezolt, Dow Solar commercial director, “Dow is extremely proud to be manufacturing this product in Midland, which has generated a lot of local interest and demand for Powerhouse. It is also a smart investment, allowing homeowners to protect against future energy expenses while feeling good about using the clean and abundant energy from the sun to power their home.”