Michigan women build growing solar business

Based just outside of Detroit in Canton, Mich., The Solar Specialist is a nationally certified, female-owned business with nearly 30 years of industry experience. A division of Mechanical Energy Systems (MES), The Solar Specialist designs, installs, and services solar and other renewable energy technologies on residential and commercial buildings.

The company employs 15-25 local workers and contractors.

MES offers solar technologies including water, pool, space heating, and electricity (PV).

“MES recognizes that its strong customer relationships and high referral rates are critical to our business success,” said CEO Donna Napolitano. “The company’s mission is to offer its customers a choice of energy consumption through renewables. Many customers are on the path to net-zero billing.”

— Environmental Entrepreneurs

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