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Canadian Solar Establishes New U.S. Office

PHOENIX, Aug 15, 2007 /Xinhua-PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. ("the Company", or "CSI", or "we") (Nasdaq: CSIQ) today announced it has opened a new U.S. office in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the Company's expansion strategy. The new U.S. office will serve as headquarters for U.S. Operations and Sales. Jeff Calabro, Director of U.S. Sales, will be managing the Company's U.S. expansion efforts.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of CSI, said, "The U.S. is an important strategic market with the potential to become one of the world's largest solar energy consumer markets. Having a physical presence on the ground underscores our commitment and anticipated expansion. We plan to aggressively leverage our global presence and customer relationships to build significant market share in the U.S. as we have successfully done in other new markets."

Jeff Calabro, Director of U.S. Sales for CSI, said, "We plan to efficiently capitalize on the accelerated demand for PV solar solutions seen in the U.S. with targeted sales initiatives. Our objectives are to establish strong customer relationships, provide a stable supply stream of quality modules to the region, and offer services focused on meeting customer needs."

CSI modules are certified to the UL1703 standard, and approved by the California Energy Commission.

    U.S. Office Contact Information
    Jeff Calabro
    Director of Sales -- USA
    CSI Solar Inc.
    3420 East Shea Boulevard, Suite 200
    Phoenix, AZ 85028
    Office: +1-602-953-5242
    Fax: +1-602-953-5245

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 worldwide customers. 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

    For more information, please contact:

    In Jiangsu, P.R. China
     Bing Zhu, Chief Financial Officer
     Canadian Solar Inc.
     Tel:   +86-512-6269-6755

    In the U.S.
     David Pasquale
     The Ruth Group
     Tel:   +1-646-536-7006

SOURCE Canadian Solar

U.S. Office, Jeff Calabro, Director of Sales - USA, of CSI Solar Inc.,
+1-602-953-5242, Fax: +1-602-953-5245,, or In Jiangsu, P.R.
China, Bing Zhu, Chief Financial Officer of Canadian Solar Inc., +86-512-6269-6755,; or In the U.S., David Pasquale of The Ruth Group, +1-646-536-7006,, for Canadian Solar