Canadian Solar can make all the difference to the success of your solar project. As a global energy business we sponsor the development, financing, construction and operation of assets in OECD countries as well as emerging markets. The success of our approach speaks for itself. We have developed installations across all five continents and these are increasing in size and number with each passing year.

We stand confident we will deliver to the highest standard because our global utility PV project business unit has been in operation for over seven years and has gained deep experience in developing PV projects worldwide. Back in 2009 most major solar companies were investing heavily in silicon material but Canadian Solar made a very different strategic decision. We decided to focus on downstream solutions.

Today, our team of experts specializes in project development, system design, engineering and financing. In addition we handle the deployment of photovoltaic projects systems, ranging from commercial systems of a few hundred kilowatts to utility-scale solar projects measured in mega-watts. Our ever-expanding product and service portfolio enables us to offer customers a true “one-stop” solution that includes integrated design, faster deployment and lower system costs.

We are also highly flexible in our approach to working with project partners. Canadian Solar offers PV modules, service in project development, EPC and O&M and would consider participation in any form of ownership structure. We collaborate closely with end buyers and investors, independent power producers (IPP) and off-takers — PPA providers — in whatever market we operate in.

OUR PROJECT PROCESS

REGULATORY / COMMERCIAL

     

  • Planning permits and grid-connection approval
  • Grid impact study (i.e. DigSilent)
  • Land lease or purchase and power
  • Purchase agreement (PPA)
  • Supply agreement and financial structure
  • Commercial closure/end buyer
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EPC

     

  • Project engineering
  • Performance optimization and cost reduction
  • Procurement of BOS component and PV modules
  • Site preparation and foundation and mounting structure
  • Install module, DC & AC cabling
  • Inverter and grid-connection
  • Testing and commissioning (T&C)
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O&M

     

  • Operation and maintenance
  • Technical inspection
  • Real time monitoring (remote)
  • Reporting (performance)
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Engineering

Our in-house solar experts bring advanced, innovative and cost-effective solutions to every project they engage in. We have one of the most knowledgeable PV project teams in the industry and have a proven track record of over 1.2 GW PV capacity installed. All our designs are optimized to achieve the highest returns and allow for efficient implementation. All projects comply with local requirements in electrical codes and safety standards, as well as applicable building codes and guidelines. We also resolve technical and regulatory challenges during the development and engineering stages, liaising with the responsible authorities and consulting with clients to achieve best value.

 

Construction

During the construction phase of solar projects we focus on ensuring budget and timelines are clearly defined and met. Our solar experts offer on-site inspection and supervision, detailed construction support and planning, project management and planning. We also manage contractors and the implementation of quality control and safety programs. Every supplier and construction partner we use needs to pass a stringent selection and accreditation process, and we follow a strict quality control management plan for every project. Our EPC capabilities provide you with peace of mind and our solution will deliver the best prices, incredible performance and exceptional all-round quality.

 

Operation & Maintenance

The Canadian Solar team ensures your PV projects are constructed cost effectively and operate flawlessly. By maintaining the solar plant operation, we ensure that your system continues to produce energy at maximum levels throughout the life span of the system and, more importantly, ensures your solar system continues to drive maximum ROI. We have a state-of-the-art monitoring facility in Canada that remotely oversees the operation of hundreds of megawatts installed globally, 24/7. In addition to monitoring, we offer various levels of maintenance, that ensure all our clients enjoy unparalleled confidence in their investment. And this is backed by the Canadian Solar Performance Guarantee over the entire life span of the project.

Advantages of our project capabilities

The Canadian Solar team ensures your photovoltaic projects are constructed cost effectively, operate flawlessly and can provide regular operation and maintenance for optimal power generation. In summary, the advantages of working with us are:

One-stop solar service

Meticulous technical service

Financial strength

Extensive knowledge base

Valuable supply chain access

Tier one quality standards