The Canadian Solar Difference

The Canadian Solar Difference

Founded in 2001 in Ontario Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 20 countries on 6 continents.

Canadian Solar is both a global leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, with over 12,000 employees globally.  

With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China, Brazil and South East Asian countries, Canadian Solar now has around 9 GW module manufacturing capacity and has delivered more than 32 GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 150 countries in the past 18 years.  

To date, Canadian Solar has energized 4.6 GWp of solar power projects globally and owns 1.15 GWp of solar power plants that are in commercial operation, with a resale value of approximately US$1.23 billion. In addition, Canadian Solar has a geographically diversified utility-scale solar power project pipeline totaling 9.5 GWp, with projects being developed in the U.S., Japan, Latin America, Australia, EMEA, South East Asia, India and China. Of the total project pipeline, 2.9 GWp of projects are at late-stage development and have secured energy offtake agreements.  

In 2017, Canadian Solar achieved a revenue of US$3.39 billion, ranking No. 3 among all global solar companies. Meanwhile, Canadian Solar was listed as the Top 1 Company in Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s Tier 1 Module Manufacturers ranking in terms of bankability for Q2 2018, and was named as Top 3 Global Utility-scale Solar PV Project Developer for 2017 by GTM Research.  

Canadian Solar is making the difference by delivering more clean, safe and affordable solar energy to the world. 

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 26-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.

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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 3.8 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.

ATACAMA DESERT, CHILE SAMACA FARM, PERU SOROTI PHOTOVOLTAIC PLANT, UGANDA AALDERING VINEYARD, SOUTH AFRICA PUMA SERVICE STATION, NAMIBIA EXTREME HOME MAKEOVER, USA SOLARPARK FUQUAY FARM, USA SOLARPARK LOUISBURG, USA MARTINS CREEK SCHOOL, USA RASCAL SEED RESEARCH, SOUTH AFRICA JERSEY POOLS AND SPA, USA CONCORD TRUSS COMPANY, USA MaxPower KEYSTONE SOLAR FARM, USA ST. PETER’S UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL USA VOLKSWAGEN, BRYANSTON, SOUTH AFRICA SEDGELEY HEAD OFFICE, SOUTH AFRICA BANCROFT SCHOOL, USA STERLING MUNICIPAL LIGHT SOLAR USA SILVERCREEK SOLAR PARK, CANADA Standard NATURE FARMS, CANADA SUNNYBROOK HEALTH SCIENCE, CANADA GUELPH HYDRO, CANADA CANADIAN SOLAR 1, CANADA BROCKVILLE 2, CANADA BROCKVILLE 1, CANADA RICHMOND HILL PROJECT, CANADA SUNRISE POTATO FARM, CANADA MOOSE CREEK, CANADA POULETTES SKY PULETTE FAST TRACT CANADA DEER LAKE FIRST NATION ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BANNER HEALTH CARPORT, USA KNIGHT TRANSPORTATION, USA THUNDER BAY AIRPORT, CANADA RONALD MCDONALD CHARITY HOUSE USA CUBIERTA SOLAR ALHAMA DE MURCIA, SPAIN MAHORA SOLARFARM I, SPAIN CENTRAL NEUROLOGY, USA Canadian Solar EMEA CUBIERTA SOLAR ONDA, SPAIN MINTURN HULLER, USA SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT USA EOSOL, FRANCE PSEG SOLAR FARM, CALIFORNIA USA LARSEN & CO, GREENLAND SOLARPARK SETIA, ITALY SAN PELLEGRINO, ITALY SOLARTA NARNI, ITALY BARACLIT SOLARLAB, ITALY EUROPE’S LARGEST PV PLANT 2010 IN ROVIGO ITALY ZOUTEWELLE, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS SPORTBEDRIJF LELYSTAD, NETHERLANDS SULZBACH, GERMANY ORCALAB WHALE RESEARCH CENTRE CANADA METRONIK SALUS, SLOVENIA DELFZIJL, NETHERLANDS SOLARPARK MALLERSDORF, GERMANY MFE VARPOLJE, SLOVENIA THERMAE SPRING ČATEŽ, SLOVENIA MTT-1 MARIBOR, SLOVENIA RACETRACK OSCHERSLEBEN, GERMANY ONIX SPA, KOSOVO STAHLBAU DESSAU, GERMANY SOLARPARK MEURO, GERMANY ALPINCENTER HAMBURG-WITTENBURG GERMANY SOLARPARK LINDENHOF, GERMANY HODMEZO GREENHOUSE, HUNGARY VIRUM, DENMARK KATOWICE CHURCH, POLAND MAGYARHOMOROG, DEBRECEN, HUNGARY SOLARPARK CHASKOVO, BULGARIA SOLARPARK RADIEVO, BULGARIA MEGA LIFESCIENCES, AUSTRALIAA IKEA, AUSTRALIA CONTINENTAL CORPORATION, AUSTRALIA HOPKINS RIVER CARAVAN PARK, AUSTRALIA SHELLHARBOUR SHOPPING CENTRE AUSTRALIA B&R PLASTICS, AUSTRALIA Canadian Solar (Australia) Pty Ltd. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE, SYDNEY WINDSOR SHOPPING CENTRE, AUSTRALIA LARGEST ROOFTOP PROJECT, TURKEY R & A TWEEDY WHEAT FARM, AUSTRALIA NORMANTON SOLAR FARM, AUSTRALIA ALPINE KNITS HYBRID SYSTEM, INDIA GAJNER BIKANER, RAJASTHAN INDIA JAWA POWER-YTL POWER PLANT, INDONESIA IGI AIRPORT, NEW DELHI, INDIA WULATE, INNER MONGOLIA CHINA KAGOSHIMA PREF. JAPAN NINGXIA HONGSIBAO PROJECT, CHINA HYOGO, PREF. AWAJI CITY JAPAN BEIJING OLYMPICS, CHINA KITAKYUSHU SCHOOLS, JAPAN SOLARPARK KAGOSHIMA SHIBUSHI JAPAN WUHU SANSHAN SOLAR PROJECT, CHINA CANADIAN SOLAR CHANGSHU FACTORY CHINA GUANGHUA INDUSTRIAL PARK, CHANGSHU CHINA SUZHOU GOLDEN SUN PROJECTS, CHINA
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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 1000 global patents and strategic R&D partnerships with NREL, ECN and DuPont, Canadian Solar is a globally recognized innovator of the solar industry.

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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

Exhibition
Country, City
Time
Booth Nr.
WWW
Request Appointment
Smart Energy Conference and Exhibition
Australia, Sydney
02.04.2019
Renewable Energy India Expo
India, New Delhi
18.09.2019
Solar Show MENA
Egypt, Cairo
19.02.2019
PV Expo
Japan, Tyoko
27.02.2019
Solar Solutions
Netherlands, Vijfhuizen
19.03.2019
Solar Power Mexico
Mexico, Mexico city
19.03.2019
Solar Show Africa
South Africa, Johannesburg
26.03.2019
Intersolar Europe 2019
Intersolar Europe 2019, Munich
15.05.2019
SNEC 2019
China, Shanghai
04.06.2019
Renewable Energy Asia
Thailand, Bankok
05.06.2019
POGEE 2019
Pakistan, Karachi
20.06.2019
Intersolar South America
Brazil, Sao Paulo
27.08.2019
Solar Power International
USA, Salt Lake City, Utah
23.09.2019
All-Energy Australia
Australia, Melbourne
23.01.2019