Canadian Solar: Italian Sales Office
Canadian Solar, one of the world's largest solar companies, today announced the opening of its Italian sales office in Rome. The office will be headed by Marco Di Pietro, Country Manager Italy, who is responsible for the continued success and growth of Canadian Solar's photovoltaic business in Italy. Customers can find out about the latest product information and reach sales and customer support using a toll-free service number (800 86 45 33).
Marco Di Pietro, Canadian Solar's Country Manager Italy, said, "Italy is one of the world's top alternative energy markets, with impressive demand growth and installations of photovoltaic systems. Canadian Solar has effectively grown its business in Italy with sales, marketing, support and executive focus led from our international offices. Given our significant existing customer base, demand and projected growth, it made strategic sense to expand on a local basis with our new office in Rome. We are very excited about this market."
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar, said, "Italy is currently ranked as the world's third largest PV market. Opening this office underscores our commitment to providing the best support to customers and to developing new business opportunities. Canadian Solar's high quality modules have been very well received in Italy since 2008. We fully expect to build on our momentum in the important Italian market as we move forward with a dedicated local sales platform."
For more information on Canadian Solar and the array of ingots, wafers, cells, solar modules and other solar power applications, visit the website http://www.canadiansolar.com .
About Canadian Solar
Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the world's largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost- effective and environmentally friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, visit http://www.canadiansolar.com
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Source: Canadian Solar