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Canadian Solar Signs 2009 Sales Contract with Iliotec of Germany


TORONTO, Oct. 6 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", "CSI" or "we") (Nasdaq: CSIQ) today announced that it has signed two sales contracts with Iliotec Solar GmbH and Iliotec Solar International. Through these two contracts, Iliotec will purchase from CSI 28MW of solar modules and obtain the option for another 20MW for delivery in 2009, with module prices fixed for the first six months.

As one of the leading solar system installers in Germany, Iliotec Solar GmbH has been a reliable and continuous customer of CSI since 2005. Iliotec Solar International designs and implements solar projects around the world.

Chairman and CEO Shawn Qu remarked: "These two contracts mark the seventh and eighth annual 2009 sales contracts we have signed with our long-term and loyal European customers in the past month. These contracts typically feature fixed prices for the first six months. The demand and pricing for Canadian Solar's products remains strong and our order building process for 2009 is well on track. Our customers have also indicated that financing remains available for solar projects in Europe and are moving ahead with their plans. With the renewal of the ITC and its application to utilities' companies in the U.S. we also expect to see strong demand for 2009 in the U.S. market. CSI is the only company in the world that offers both high-efficiency polysilicon modules and cost-effective UMG e-Modules. Combined with our strong and proven customer base, we have are well-positioned us for continuous growth in 2009."

About Canadian Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: CSIQ)

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (CSI) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cell, solar module and custom-designed solar application products serving customers worldwide. CSI is incorporated in Canada and conducts all of its manufacturing operations in China. Backed by years of experience and knowledge in the solar power market and the silicon industry, CSI has become a major global provider of solar power products for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit .

Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements for Canadian Solar

Certain statements in this press release including statements regarding expected future financial and industry growth are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include general business and economic conditions and the state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar power; future shortage or availability of the supply of high-purity silicon; demand for end-use products by consumers and inventory levels of such products in the supply chain; changes in demand from significant customers, including customers of our silicon materials sales; changes in demand from major markets such as Germany; changes in customer order patterns; changes in product mix; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling price; delays in new product introduction; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; shortage in supply of materials or capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations; litigation and other risks as described in the Company's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F originally filed on June 3, 2008. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward looking statements are reasonable, it cannot guarantee future results, level of activity, performance, or achievements. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

    For more information, please contact:

    In Toronto, Canada
     Alex Taylor, IR Director
     Canadian Solar Inc.
     Phone: +1-905-530-2334
     Fax:   +1-905-530-2001

    In the U.S.
     John Robertson
     The Ruth Group
     Phone: +1-646-536-7024

SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.