Thursday, August 16, 2007

Canadian Solar Establishes New U.S. Office

August 15, 2007: 08:00 AM EST

PHOENIX, Aug. 15 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", or "CSI", or "we") today announced it has opened a new U.S. office in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Company's expansion strategy. The new U.S. office will serve as headquarters for U.S. Operations and Sales. Jeff Calabro, Director of U.S. Sales, will be managing the Company's U.S. expansion efforts.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of CSI, said, "The U.S. is an important strategic market with the potential to become one of the world's largest solar energy consumer markets. Having a physical presence on the ground underscores our commitment and anticipated expansion. We plan to aggressively leverage our global presence and customer relationships to build significant market share in the U.S. as we have successfully done in other new markets."

Jeff Calabro, Director of U.S. Sales for CSI, said, "We plan to efficiently capitalize on the accelerated demand for PV solar solutions seen in the U.S. with targeted sales initiatives. Our objectives are to establish strong customer relationships, provide a stable supply stream of quality modules to the region, and offer services focused on meeting customer needs."

CSI modules are certified to the UL1703 standard, and approved by the California Energy Commission.

U.S. Office Contact Information
Jeff Calabro
Director of Sales -- USA
CSI Solar Inc.
3420 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Office: +1-602-953-5242
Fax: +1-602-953-5245

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cell, solar module and custom-designed solar application products serving worldwide customers. CSI is incorporated in Canada and conducts all of its manufacturing operations in China. Backed by years of experience and knowledge in the solar power market and the silicon industry, CSI has become a major global provider of solar power products for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit