SEIA Welcomes Canadian Solar as Newest Board Member

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, has officially joined the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the board level.

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With more than a decade of global leadership, Canadian Solar will play a significant role on the SEIA board

Washington, DC (PRWEB) December 23, 2013

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar power companies, has officially joined the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) at the board level.

“SEIA has effectively helped foster the development of the U.S. solar energy industry for nearly 40 years. We appreciate all of their hard work and are pleased to now join the influential SEIA Board. We look forward to adding our perspective and experiences to help further the goals of SEIA to the benefit of the broader U.S. solar market,” commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc.

“We’re very excited Canadian Solar has joined our organization,” said SEIA President and CEO Rhone Resch. “The Company is a true industry pioneer, with a forward thinking strategy necessary to succeed in such a dynamic industry. With more than a decade of global leadership, Canadian Solar will play a significant role on the SEIA board.”

Today, America’s solar energy industry employs 120,000 workers at more than 6,100 companies, most of which are small businesses spread across the United States, making solar one of the fastest growing industries in America. Part of this amazing growth is attributed to the fact that the average cost of a solar system has dropped by nearly 40 percent over the past two years. Presently, there are more than 10.3 gigawatts (GW) of cumulative solar electric capacity installed in the United States – enough to power more than 1.7 million American homes.

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About Canadian Solar:
Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar power plants with operations in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 6GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 countries. Canadian Solar is committed to improve the environment and dedicated to provide advanced solar energy products, solutions and services to enable sustainable development around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.canadiansolar.com.

About SEIA:
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014, the Solar Energy Industries Association® is the national trade association of the U.S. solar energy industry. Through advocacy and education, SEIA® is building a strong solar industry to power America. As the voice of the industry, SEIA works with its 1,000 member companies to champion the use of clean, affordable solar in America by expanding markets, removing market barriers, strengthening the industry and educating the public on the benefits of solar energy. Visit SEIA online at http://www.seia.org.

Media Contacts:
Ken Johnson, SEIA Vice President of Communications, kjohnson(at)seia(dot)org (202) 556-2885
Ed Job, CFA, Director, Investor Relations, ir(at)canadiansolar(dot)com
David Pasquale, Global IR Partners, (914) 337-8801, csiq(at)globalirpartners(dot)com
Songul Atacan, Director of Marketing, Americas, Songul.atacan(at)canadiansolar(dot)com