Canadian Solar Supplies Solar Modules for the Biggest Solar Park in Hesse

The PV system installation supplies electricity for up to 2,000 homes in Dreieich

ONTARIO, Canada, May 29, 2012 -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", "we" or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world`s largest solar companies, announced today that it has delivered solar modules for a 8 MW PV installation built in the German city of Dreieich-Buchschlag. The Federal State of Hesse's biggest solar park was finalized on the premises of a former waste landfill site. The PV system installation supplies electricity for up to 2,000 homes in Dreieich.


More than 40,000 Canadian Solar modules were installed on an area spanning 153,000 square meters within the period of a few weeks. The project contractor was Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH (FES). Onsite construction was carried out by the Sinusstrom GmbH. The solar park is operated by the RMS Rhein-Main Solarpark GmbH, a joint subsidiary of the Stadtwerke Dreieich and the FES. The project allocated 25 percent of the modules for use as a public participation solar park, administered by the Solar Initiative Marburg e.V.

"With a solar project of this size the smooth implementation and installation of high performance quality modules is essential. Having chosen the right partners, we accomplished installation and grid connection by the end of 2011," said FES project manager Florian Benten.

"We are pleased that RMS Rhein-Main Solarpark GmbH and Sinusstrom have chosen solar modules by Canadian Solar. The Federal State of Hesse set an admirable target of fully meeting its energy needs through renewable energy by the year 2050. Today, solar is a more powerful and cost efficient energy solution than ever before. Solar can truly play an important role in helping the Federal State of Hesse and all others worldwide to meet their renewable energy goals," added Dr Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar.

About Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) 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, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.

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