Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) operates as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 18 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 8.5 GW, including an increase in the late-stage project pipeline to 2.4 GW. With two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Ontario, Canadian Solar employs over 8,500 workers worldwide. This translates into more than 10 GW of panel shipments, or 30 million PV modules, in the past 14 years. Together with Recurrent Energy, Canadian Solar is ushering the way into a new era of clean, competitive, mainstream power.
Guelph, CA
Size (employees)
9,724 (est)
Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Guelph, CA
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Key People/Management at Canadian Solar

Shawn Qu

Shawn Qu

Chairman, President & CEO
Zhang Ping'an

Zhang Ping'an

Dan Carter

Dan Carter


Canadian Solar Office Locations

Canadian Solar has offices in Singapore, Guelph, San Ramon, Panama City and in 13 other locations
Guelph, CA (HQ)
545 Speedvale Ave W
Cremorne, AU
165 Cremorne St
São Paulo, BR
999 Av. Roque Petroni Júnior
Nanjing Shi, CN
Jiao Tong Yin Hang ( Lu Shan Lu )
München, DE
94 Landsberger Str.
Bengaluru, IN
24/1 Vittal Mallya Road
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Canadian Solar Financials and Metrics

Canadian Solar Financials

Canadian Solar's revenue was reported to be $2.85 b in FY, 2016 which is a 17.7% decrease from the previous period.

Revenue (FY, 2016)

2.9 b

Revenue growth (FY, 2015 - FY, 2016), %


Market capitalization (31-Oct-2017)

1 b

Closing share price (31-Oct-2017)

Canadian Solar's current market capitalization is $1 b.
USDFY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016


3 b3.5 b2.9 b

Revenue growth, %

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Canadian Solar Operating Metrics

FY, 2014Q1, 2015Q2, 2015Q3, 2015FY, 2015Q1, 2016Q2, 2016Q3, 2016FY, 2016Q1, 2017

Late-Stage Solar Project Pipeline, MWp

2.40 k2.50 k2.40 k2.50 k2 k2.10 k2.40 k2 k2.10 k2.16 k

Solar Cell Manufacturing Capacity, MW

1.50 k2.70 k2.44 k3.77 k

Solar Power Projects in Operation, MWp

163.90 257 398.10 437.50 472 948 1.20 k1.16 k

Total Solar Project Pipeline, MW

8.50 k10.30 k13.50 k20.40 k
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Canadian Solar News and Updates

Canadian Solar Reports Record Solar Shipments In Guidance-Beating Q4/FY-2017 Financials

Canadian Solar, one of the world's leading solar power companies, announced this week that it shipped a record high 6,828 megawatts worth of solar products in 2017 in its guidance-beating Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 financial report. 

Canadian Solar Sells 235 Megawatt California Solar Portfolio To Korean Utility

One of the world's largest solar companies, Canadian Solar, announced this week that it had completed the sale of a portfolio of Californian solar projects worth 235 megawatts (MW) to Korea's largest electric utility Korea Electric Power Corporation. 

3 Canadian Solar Firms File Suit Against Trump’s Solar Tariff

Three Canadian solar manufacturers -- Silfab Solar, Heliene, and Canadian Solar -- have filed a lawsuit with the US Court of International Trade in New York against Donald Trump's imposition of 30% tariffs on all imported solar cells and modules, citing "immediate, severe, and irreversible injuries"…

Solar Cell 2018 Global Market Key Players - Alps Technology Inc, Borg Inc., Canadian Solar Inc, First Solar, Gebr. SCHMID GmbH -Analysis And Forecast To 2023

Wiseguyreports.Com Adds “Solar Cell – Global Market Demand, Growth, Opportunities, Manufacturers, Analysis of Top Key Players and Forecast to 2023” To Its Research Database. Posted via Industry Today. Follow us on Twitter @IndustryToday

Canadian Solar Joins Ranks Of Solar Firms To Consider Going Private

Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar power manufacturers, has this week revealed that it is joining the ranks of solar module companies considering going private, following the receipt of a letter from its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu. 

Falck Renewables Acquires 92 Megawatt North Carolina Solar Project From Canadian Solar Subsidiary Recurrent Energy

Italy-based Falck Renewables has this week closed a deal to acquire a 99% stake in a 92 megawatt solar PV project in North Carolina from Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy for $43 million. 
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