Canadian Solar: Demonstration Projects for Suzhou City Hall

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Canadian Solar Inc. announced the successful completion of two solar demonstration projects on the Suzhou Municipal City Hall with a combined system size of 29.5 kWp.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO, remarked, "We are very proud to work with the Suzhou government. These two projects, conceptualized last year, were invested in by the Suzhou municipality government alone and before the introduction of subsidies for solar photovoltaic building applications in China by the Ministry of Finance in March 2009. The Suzhou government is one of the leading municipal governments in China to realize the importance of promoting the PV industry for its sustainable growth portfolio."

The Suzhou City Hall solar demonstration projects are composed of 96 solar powered light posts and two solar powered parking lots for electric scooters. The solar light posts are designed to provide power at night for 4 to 6 consecutive nights and under rainy or cloudy weather conditions. Canadian Solar engineers designed a dual system so that it will automatically switch from solar to grid electricity working mode when the battery voltage is low, but switch back to solar power mode when the batteries are charged. The two solar powered parking lots for electric scooters can each charge 50 scooters on a sunny day through inverters. Storage batteries are not required. On cloudy or rainy days, the solar charging system will automatically switch to grid electricity.

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. (Canadian Solar) is a vertically integrated manufacturer of solar cell, solar module and custom-designed solar application products serving customers worldwide. Canadian Solar 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, Canadian Solar has become a major global provider of solar power products for a wide range of applications. For more information, please visit http://www.canadian-solar.com.

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     In Canada
     Alex Taylor
     IR Director
     Canadian Solar Inc.
     Tel: +1-905-530-2334
     In the U.S.
     David Pasquale
     Global IR Partners
     Tel: +1-914-337-8801

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