Canadian Solar Supplies 5.1 MW of Solar Modules to EOSOL's Solar Power Plant in South West of France

EOSOL Inaugurated New Solar Project - Built with Canadian Solar Modules - on September 22

Sep 23, 2011, 05:00 ET from Canadian Solar Inc.

PARIS, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, announced today that the company has supplied solar modules to EOSOL Energies Nouvelles' new ground-mounted solar plant. Canadian Solar provided a total of 21,560 solar modules for an installed capacity of 5.1 MW. EOSOL EN's new power plant called "Le Petit Chataignier" has been built in La Genetouze in the South West of France on an area of 89,300 . The new solar power plant was inaugurated on September 22, 2011.

EOSOL EN previously selected Canadian Solar's high-quality, high-performance solar modules for three other installations in France with an overall installed capacity of more than 16 MW.

This new project in La Genetouze, in the department of Charente-Maritime, adds another 5.1 MW to this and has been installed in a record time of five months. Other collaboration partners of EOSOL EN within this project were TSK, 3E, a technical construction auditor, BIOTOPE for ecological engineering and biodiversity management, ERDF as electric line constructor and the bank Credit Agricole.

M. Bruno BERNAL, President of EOSOL Group, said: "Canadian Solar has proven to be an excellent partner with its high quality modules and its efficient customer service for our previous projects in France. That's why we logically selected them to become our partner for this important and strategic project in La Genetouze and we plan to extend our successful cooperation."

Dr. Shawn QU, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said: "This project is a testament to the high quality work by EOSOL EN and its partners, including Canadian Solar. We are proud that our modules were selected again to be part of this landmark project and look forward to continuing to work with EOSOL EN to promote the expansion of solar energy in France."

About EOSOL Energies Nouvelles:

EOSOL Energies Nouvelles is a major player in the development, investment and production of energy from natural resources. Specializing in solar, wind energy, biomass and solar thermal energy, EOSOL EN benefits from the confidence of the Caisse des Depots et Consignations for the co-financing of their projects and has worked with the best partners in the industry (Eiffage Energie, Siemens, Ingeteam, Forclum Aquitaine…) to strengthen its expertise. EOSOL Energies Nouvelles is a young company from Aquitaine which, with more than € 20M in assets, presents itself as the leading regional producer of electricity from ground-mounted solar energy. For more information, please visit

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

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