Over 63 GW
solar modules shipped
Module capacity 23.9 GW
Cell capacity 13.9 GW
until the end of 2021
24 GW project pipeline
21 GWh energy project pipeline
Active buying customers
in more than 160 countries
Subsidiaries in 23 countries
& regions on 6 continents
20 manufacturing facilities
in Asia & Americas
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer founded Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) in 2001 in Canada, with a bold mission: to foster sustainable development and to create a better and cleaner earth for future generations by bringing electricity powered by the sun to millions of people worldwide. Under Dr. Qu’s leadership, we have grown into one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic products and energy solutions providers, as well as one of the largest solar power plant developers globally. We have cumulatively delivered over 63 GW of solar modules to thousands of customers in more than 160 countries, enough to meet the clean, green energy needs of approximately 14.9 million households. We have more than 14,000 dedicated employees to strive each day to make this mission a reality. Customers choose us because we deliver the best-possible value. Our modules and system solutions combine superior quality with market-leading cost structures. And our solar projects consistently achieve the highest production values and returns on investment. Canadian Solar (CSIQ) currently have around 24 GW of solar projects and 21 GWh of storage projects in pipeline, and are uniquely positioned to provide project development and complete turnkey solar solutions. By bundling services for the entire project life cycle—feasibility study, permitting, developing, engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance—we can significantly reduce complexity and cost for industrial and commercial customers. In 2020, we raised $260 million capital for the planned Company's MSS business' carve-out IPO and completed a $230 million convertible bond issuance. It will provide us with quick expanding our manufacturing capacity together with the most advanced technologies for supporting our target from 20 GW to 22 GW of shipments and 1.4 GWh to 1.5 GWh of battery storage shipments in 2022.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
2020 SUSTAINABILITY REPORT
In 2020, we revamped our sustainability strategy and prepared our Sustainability Report in line with the global standards, namely SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standards Board), TCFD (Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures) and GRI (Global Reporting Initiative).Click here to access the full 2020 Sustainability Report.Click here to learn more about ESG at Canadian Solar.
The first company delivering 600W high power solar modules based on 210mm mono PERC cell in 2021 May, in the solar industry.
Have begun the production of N-type heterojunction (HJT) solar cell modules from our newest state-of-the-art pilot line and fully integrated the N-type module productions from ingots, wafers, cells to modules.
2,250 authorized patents worldwide until the end of 2021
PV research centers on cells, modules and solar systems
595 experienced researchers in R&D department
No. 1 Top Bankable Manufacturer Rated by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) in 2020 (*100% of respondents surveyed by BNEF considered Canadian Solar's modules bankable.)
Tier 1 Solar Company by Bloomberg New Energy 2017-2020
Leading company in PHOTON PV TRIATHALON 2017
No. 1 Module Supplier for Quality and Performance/Price Ratio in IHS Module Customer Insight Survey in 2016
The Best PV Module Manufacturer Award in Brazil by Smart Energy 2016
No. 1 Silicon module solar plant developer by Greentech Media Research in 2017
Best Structured Project Bond Award by Environmental Finance 2017 TWO DEAL OF THE YEAR AWARDS FROM POWER FINANCE & RISK in 2018 Intersolar North America 2012 Solar Project Award Finalist