Canadian Solar Inc. is a global solar power company that designs, develops, and manufactures solar panel products. It was founded in 2001 by Dr. Shawn Qu in Canada and currently operates in over 20 countries worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in China, Vietnam, and Brazil. The company is headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and has more than 18,000 employees worldwide.
Canadian Solar offers a wide range of solar panels for residential, commercial, and utility-scale projects. Their products include solar panels, inverters, and energy storage systems. They also provide project development, financing, engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for solar projects. The company's goal is to provide affordable and sustainable solar energy solutions for a better future.
The company has a vertically integrated business model, which means they produce solar cells, solar panels, and provide project development services. This approach allows them to have control over their entire supply chain and helps them to offer high-quality solar panels at competitive prices. Canadian Solar is one of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, with a production capacity of over 18 GW.
Canadian Solar has been recognized as a leader in the solar industry, winning awards for its products and services. In 2018, the company was named the "Top Performer" by DNV GL, an international independent testing and certification organization. Canadian Solar was also named the "Best PV Module Manufacturer" by Solar+ Power Awards in 2020.
The company is committed to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact. They have implemented initiatives such as water conservation, waste reduction, and renewable energy projects in their manufacturing facilities. Canadian Solar is also committed to social responsibility and has implemented programs to support education and job training in the communities where they operate.