When Hemlock Semiconductor (HSC) was founded in 1961 its goal was to produce the world’s purest manmade polycrystalline silicon, which has since become a foundational building block for both the semiconductor microelectronics device industry and the solar industry. However, the chemical processes utilized for polysilicon manufacturing is consumes immense amounts of electricity. So much so that HSC is the largest electricity consumer in Michigan. “As such, energy management is extremely important to us,” says Phillip Rausch, solar commercial manager for HSC.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the