Canadian Solar Launches Partner Program for EPCs and PV Installers in the EMEA Region

ONTARIO, Canada, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — After Canadian Solar Inc. (the “Company”, “we” or “Canadian Solar”) (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, has successfully launched an Authorized Reseller Program in April, the company today announced a partner program for EPCs and PV installers in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. Registered partner companies receive technical consulting and support for their installation engineering, extensive product training as well as comprehensive support by the transfer of qualified leads and marketing (e.g. Starter Kit and co-marketing activities). Furthermore, the program includes extensive assistance regarding project financing including search for investors.

Companies with a proven track record offering high-quality professional photovoltaic solutions to their customers can qualify for this program. According to their business profile and purchase agreements Canadian Solar’s partners qualify for either Gold Partner or Silver Partner level.

Yan Zhuang, Chief Commercial Officer of Canadian Solar, commented, “Our partners’ technical expertise and sound awareness of quality are a good complement to Canadian Solar’s top tier brand and global footprint. Together we can offer best-in-class solutions to end-customers. The Canadian Solar Partner Program puts more knowledge and tools at our partners’ hands allowing them to focus on their core business. This is a win-win situation for Canadian Solar partners and end-users.”

Canadian Solar partners can receive additional information about the Partner Program from their respective Sales Manager or at

About Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world’s largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, please visit

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SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.

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