The Canadian Solar Difference

Canadian Solar exists to make the difference. To customers, colleagues, partners, investors and all whose lives we touch. We are also here to make a positive difference to the environment and society as a whole. We do this by providing exceptional solar products and services that meet the specific needs of customers, employees, partners and investors.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 24 countries on 6 continents. Besides serving as a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects. With the company’s recent acquisition of Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar’s total project pipeline is now 20.4 GW, including an increase of the late-stage project pipeline to over 2 GW. With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China and Vietnam, Canadian Solar employs over 8,900 workers worldwide. This translates into more than 20 GW of panel shipments, or over 70 million PV modules, in the past 15 years. Together with Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar is ushering the way into a new era of clean, competitive, mainstream power.  

Making the difference in management

Dr. Shawn Qu Yan Zhuang Guangchun Zhang Dr. Huifeng Chang
Dr. Shawn Qu Robert McDermott Lars-Eric Johansson Dr. Harry E. Ruda Andrew Wong
Executive Team
Board of Directors

Making the difference
to our customers

Canadian Solar is dedicated to changing the lives of all its customers for the better. And we have been ever since our inception, whether customers invest in a single module, a large project or a tailor-made energy solution. Our PV panels have been so thoroughly tested and proven under harsh conditions that we offer a 25-year warranty with confidence. All the above and our customer support in over 20 countries adds up to attractive bankability too. Our customers always have peace of mind knowing they are dealing with a highly ranked, reliable company.

Making the difference
to solar projects

We offer our customers the opportunity to invest in utility-scale solar power plants. With a successful track record developing, engineering, constructing and connecting over 2.5 GW, Canadian Solar stands out as one of the leading solar developers globally. Companies like BlackRock, Samsung and TransCanada are among our list of customers that rely on us to deliver reliable solar solutions. In addition, we help boost the social responsibility profile of any portfolio providing advanced solar solutions that enable sustainable development worldwide.

Making the difference
for the future

Canadian Solar operates three state-of-the-art PV research centers for cells, modules and systems in Canada and China. Combined more than 250 scientists, engineers and technicians conduct research to continuously improve our solar cell and solar module technologies. With R&D investments of over 600 million USD, more than 545 global patents and strategic R&D partnerships with NREL, ECN and DuPont, Canadian Solar is a globally recognized innovator of the solar industry.

Making the difference
to solar projects

Canadian Solar is a multinational corporation that works across diverse cultures on a global scale. As such, we promote a socially progressive and responsible approach to Human Resources, production quality, management standards, supply chain management, marketing, customer services and community involvement. In particular, we support sports like ice hockey, soccer and basketball with sponsorships, donations and, not least, by attending the games of our favorite teams.

Upcoming Events

Canadian Solar will be exhibiting and/or speaking at these key industry events.

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USA, Chicago
China, Shanghai
Mexico, Mexico City
African Utility Week
South Africa, Cape Town
Intersolar Europe
Germany, Munich
Intersolar South America
Brazil, Sao Paulo
Solar Power International
USA, Las Vegas
Intersolar Middle East
United Arab Emirates, Dubai
All Energy
Australia, Melbourne