Canadian Solar Delivers Solar Modules for Church Rooftop in Poland

      Canadian Solar Delivers Solar Modules for Church Rooftop in Poland

  PR Newswire

  ONTARIO, Nov. 21, 2012

-- Canadian solar company extends its activities in Eastern Europe

ONTARIO, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company" or
"Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies,
delivered solar modules for an exceptional solar project in Poland. On the
roof of a catholic church in Skoczow-Pogorze in Upper Silesia, the Polish
project developer, RenSan Energy, implemented a PV-system in less than three
weeks with a total performance of 37 kW. This makes the church a solar pioneer
in the region and of the still young Polish solar market, using the
self-produced energy of the sun, amongst other sources, to cover its
electricity needs.

With the generated solar energy, the church in Skoczow-Pogorze supplies the
electric heating of the building, as well as the lightning system of the
presbytery and adjoining buildings, including several chapels, conference
rooms, 30 guest rooms and the canteen kitchen. The project also benefits from
remuneration for the kilowatt hours that are fed into the grid within the
framework of a "green certificate" by selling to grid operators. The providers
hence back a mix of self-consumption and contribute to the public grid. The
solar PV system is thereby a role model in the region and is the county's
first photovoltaic installation.

"High expectations were linked to the construction project due to its
uniqueness. That is why we selected the polycrystalline CS6P-P modules of
Canadian Solar, because of their high quality and outstanding performance, as
well as their proven reliability. Since the inauguration, the PV system is
exhibiting very good performance and was able to fulfill the expectations of
the church," explained Piotr Zajac, project lead at RenSan Energy. "We are
naturally particularly delighted about the positive feedback of the church
congregation and other priests in the region and also the bishop and local
public servants. This shows that the project is gaining broad acceptance in
the region as early as shortly after its finalization."

Diversification of the Polish energy mix offers opportunities for solar energy

"The emerging - and still very young - Polish solar market has great
potential. The government underlined its support for the expansion of
renewable technologies to diversify the energy mix through the introduction of
a feed in-tariff in 2013. We are convinced of the possibilities for solar
energy in Poland and the corresponding advantages for the population", said
Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and CEO of Canadian Solar. "With the decision to enter
the Polish market already at an early stage, we emphasize our aspiration to
establish a worldwide photovoltaic standard for the generation of reliable and
cost-efficient energy."

The Polish energy mix is currently dominated by the use of imported natural
gas and its own coal resources. In particular, the strong economic growth is
presenting the Eastern European country with new challenges to secure a stable
electricity supply and control of price fluctuations on the worldwide
commodity market.

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, Africa, 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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state of the solar industry; governmental support for the deployment of solar
power; future available supplies 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; 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 prices; 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 filed on April 27, 2012. 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
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release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar
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applicable law.

Website: http://www.canadiansolar.com
Contact: Investors - Ed Job, CFA, Director, Investor Relations of Canadian
Solar Inc., ir@canadiansolar.com, or David Pasquale of Global IR Partners,
csiq@globalirpartners.com; or Media - Daniel Heck, Sr. Director, EMEA
Marketing of Canadian Solar Inc., daniel.heck@canadiansolar.com