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Canadian Solar Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells solar wafers, cells, and solar power products worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Module and Energy. Its products include various solar modules that are used in residential, commercial, and industrial solar power generation systems. The company also provides specialty solar products consisting of Andes Solar Home System, an off-grid solar system, designed to provide an economical source of electricity to homes and communities without access to grid; and Maple Solar System, a clean energy solution for families, as well as solar system kits, which are a ready-to-install packages, such as inverters, racking system, and other accessories. In addition, it develops, builds, and sells solar power projects; performs the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) work for the solar projects; and offers operation and maintenance services that include inspection, repair, and replacement of plant equipment, site management, and administrative support services. The company sells its products under the CanadianSolar and CSI brand names. It offers its products to distributors, system integrators, project developers, and installers/EPC companies. Canadian Solar Inc. was founded in 2001 and is based in West Guelph, Canada.

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Canadian Solar Introduces the CS6K All-Black Solar Module Line into the Americas Market

Canadian Solar Inc. announced that it will introduce the company's all-black solar module product line into the Americas market, covering both the North and South American continents. The new product line includes both an all-black CS6K-M monocrystalline module and an all-black CS6K-P module, both of which feature improved, aesthetically pleasing black polycrystalline technology. This all-black module line is specifically targeted for consumers in the residential market. The introduction of these modules into the North and South American markets represents a strategic business decision for Canadian Solar'sAmericas division. With the company's 14-year track record in module manufacturing, product design, and effective management, Canadian Solar will finalize product specifications at the end of April. Production runs for the CS6K-M are expected to begin in May, with production runs for the CS6K-P expected to begin in early June. The product features on these modules are unique in the marketplace with the "all-black concept" including a black frame, black backsheet, and dark cells in both mono and polycrystalline cell technologies. Â The CS6K all-black monocrystalline modules with dark cells will be offered in three power classes: the 255W, 260W, and 265W. Meanwhile, the CS6K all-black polycrystalline modules with dark cells will be offered in two power classes: the 250W and 255W. The module efficiency on the monocrystalline module is 16.19%, while the module efficiency on the polycrystalline module is 15.58%.

Canadian Solar Inc. Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Quarter and Full Year 2015

Canadian Solar Inc. provided earnings guidance for the first quarter and full year 2015. For the first quarter of 2015, the company expects increased demand for high-quality and high-performance solar module products, even in the traditionally weak first quarter season. The company expects first quarter total shipments to be in the range of approximately 1,000 to 1,030 megawatts, including 55 megawatt of shipment to own utility-scale solar project. Revenue for the first quarter of 2015 is expected to be in the range of USD 725 million to USD 775 million, which, at the middle point of the range, represents 60% growth over first quarter of 2014. Gross margin in the first quarter of 2015 is expected to be in the range of 16% to 18%. For full year 2015, the company expects to further grow annual module shipments to the range of 4 to 4.3 gigawatt, which includes 3.3 to 3.5 gigawatt of module sales to the third-party customers, 235 to 275 megawatt of project and EPC sales also to the third-party customers and 460 megawatts to 490 megawatts of shipment for the project that will be held on balance sheet, pending the launch of yieldco. Annual revenue of 2015 is expected to be in a range of approximately USD 2.8 billion to USD 3 billion.

Canadian Solar Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year Ended December 31, 2014

Canadian Solar Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014. For the quarter, the company reported revenue of $956,152,000 against $519,469,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $115,954,000 against $45,297,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees was $103,656,000 against $28,958,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $75,735,000 against $20,947,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $1.28 against $0.39 a year ago. Net cash generated from operating activities was $259.1 million, compared to net cash generated from operating activities of $204.1 million in the third quarter of 2014. For the year, the company reported revenue of $2,960,627,000 against $1,654,356,000 a year ago. Income from operations was $366,314,000 against $130,816,000 a year ago. Income before income taxes and equity in earnings of unconsolidated investees was $320,831,000 against $56,268,000 a year ago. Net income attributable to the company was $239,502,000 against $31,658,000 a year ago. Diluted earnings per share were $4.11 against $0.63 a year ago. Cash flow from operations was approximately $265.1 million, compared to $229.5 million in 2013.


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