Canadian Solar Selects ABB and Bondfield to Build 100 MW Power Plant in Ontario

   Canadian Solar Selects ABB and Bondfield to Build 100 MW Power Plant in

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GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 5, 2013

GUELPH, Ontario, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Canadian Solar Inc.
("the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's
largest solar power companies, today announced that its wholly owned
subsidiary, Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. ("Canadian Solar Solutions"), has
selected ABB Inc. ("ABB"), a world leader in power and automation
technologies, and its consortium partner Bondfield Construction Company
Limited ("Bondfield"), a leading full-service construction company, to supply
a 100 megawatt (MW) turnkey solar photovoltaic ("PV") power plant for the
previously announced Grand Renewable Energy Project in cooperation with
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. ("Samsung") and Connor Clark & Lunn

The 100MW utility-scale solar farm will be Canada's largest photovoltaic
project. Canadian Solar Solutions is the engineering, procurement and
construction contractor for the solar project.

"The selection of ABB and Bondfield is the culmination of an extensive
evaluation process, whereby we considered parties based on numerous criteria,
including direct operating experience in Canada, total solution offerings, and
examples of prior turnkey construction work on this larger scale.This is a
major project for all parties involved, with ideal partners in Samsung and
Connor Clark & Lunn Infrastructure.We are pleased to be moving forward on
schedule and are fully intent on hitting all coming milestones on or ahead of
plan," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of
Canadian Solar.

"We are delighted to work with Canadian Solar Solutions on what will be
Canada's largest solar PV plant and to support Samsung's visionary renewable
energy initiative," said ABB CEO Ulrich Spiesshofer. "Our range of solar
product and system offerings combined with an extensive track record in
efficiently executing optimized utility-scale PV plants around the world will
enable us to deliver a best-in-class solution."

ABB will provide a balance of system solution comprising of a broad range of
power and automation products.In addition, ABB is also responsible for
engineering, electrical installation, commissioning, and performance testing
of the plant.Ontario-based Bondfield will be responsible for all aspects of
the civil works, including the foundation design and installation, along with
all mechanical installation and assembly.

"The Grand Renewable Solar Project represents a significant milestone in the
province's goal of increasing the percentage of renewables in the energy
supply mix. We are excited to be a part of this project and look forward to
bringing our more than 40 years of construction experience to this world class
team," said John Aquino, Vice President and General Manager of Bondfield.

When fully operational in 2015, the PV power plant is expected to produce
approximately 165,000 megawatt-hours of emission-free electricity a year,
which is enough to power 13,750 Canadian homes for an entire year. It will
also contribute to a cleaner environment by displacing 162,000 metric tons of
carbon dioxide emissions annually.

About ABB

ABB ( is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable
utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering
environmental impact.The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100
countries and employs approximately 150,000 people.

About Bondfield

For 40 years, Bondfield ( has consistently proven itself as
one of Ontario's leading full-service construction companies with a renowned
reputation for delivering innovative, quality, cost efficient projects on time
and on budget. Bondfield's extensive award-winning portfolio showcases the
depth of its knowledge and skill in the industry, spanning projects large and
small in the health care, education, commercial, industrial, athletic, retail
and residential sectors.With specialized expertise in LEED, renewable energy
and P3 construction.

About Samsung Renewable Energy Inc.

Samsung Renewable Energy is creating clean, renewable energy for generations
to come. Together with our partners, Samsung is making a $5-billion investment
in Ontario to create the world's largest cluster of wind and solar power. Our
investments will create 900 direct renewable energy manufacturing jobs and
9,000 high-skilled jobs in Ontario. Built on Samsung C&T's commercial and
technical expertise and the success of its renewable energy projects in
several countries – including the United States and Europe – Samsung is
creating real jobs, through real investment, benefitting real people. For more
information, please visit

About Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure

Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure invests in middle-market infrastructure
and infrastructure-like assets with highly attractive risk-return
characteristics, long lives and the potential to generate stable cash
flow.Connor, Clark & Lunn Infrastructure is a part of Connor, Clark & Lunn
Financial Group Ltd., a multi-boutique asset management firm who affiliates
collectively manage over $46 billion in assets.For more information, please

About Canadian Solar

Founded in 2001 inCanada,Canadian Solar Inc.(NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the
world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading vertically
integrated provider of solar modules, specialized solar products and solar
power plants with operations inNorth America, South America,Europe,Africa,
theMiddle East,AustraliaandAsia,Canadian Solarhas delivered more than
5GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70
countries.Canadian Solaris committed to improve the environment and
dedicated to provide advanced solar energy products, solutions and services to
enable sustainable development around the world. For more information, please

Safe Harbor/Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements that
involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially. These statements are made under the "Safe Harbor"
provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. In
some cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by such terms as
"believes," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," the negative of
these terms, or other comparable terminology. Factors that could cause actual
results to differ include the risks regarding general business and economic
conditions and the 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 in our project markets, including Canada; changes in customer order
patterns; 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; utility-scale project approval process; delays
in utility-scale project construction; shortage in supply of materials or
capacity requirements; availability of financing; exchange rate fluctuations;
litigation and other risks as described in the Company'sSECfilings,
including its annual report on Form 20-F filed onApril 26, 2013. 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
these forward-looking statements. All information provided in this press
release is as of today's date, unless otherwise stated, andCanadian
Solarundertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under
applicable law.

SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.

Contact: Investors: Ed Job, CFA, Director, Investor Relations, Canadian Solar
Inc.,; or David Pasquale, Global IR Partners,
+1-914-337-8801,; Media: Suzanne Wilson, Canadian
Solar Solutions Inc., +1-519-837-1881,; or
Songul Atacan, Canadian Solar Inc., Director of Marketing, Americas,; Samsung Renewable Energy Inc.: Tim Smitheman,
Manger, Government and Public Relations,,
+1-416-817-9362; Bondfield Construction Company Limited: Greg Rossetti, BASc,
Managing Director, Energy Division, +1-416-667-8422,
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