Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions. Over the past 18 years, they have successfully delivered over 32 GW of premium quality modules to customers in over 150 countries around the world. Canadian Solar Inc. has been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006.
It was founded in 2001 in Canada by Dr. Shawn Qu. Today Canadian Solar has business subsidiaries in over 24 countries. Canadian Solar employs nearly 9,000 workers worldwide and has facilities in Ontario, China, Indonesia, Vietnam and Brazil. The bulk of Canadian Solar's production comes from Canada and China. The Ontario plant has a production capacity of over 500 MW per year. Canadian Solar is vertically integrated and structured for the manufacturing of ingots, wafers, solar cells and solar PV modules.