Reliability and longevity are great for any company, but they’re essential when your business is solar energy. Solar providers need to earn customers’ trust so that they feel confident investing in an energy system with a 25-year warranty. Understandably, a potential customer wants to know the company will be there in 25 years, and beyond. Canadian Solar can not only boast impressive longevity, but also a brand that is respected throughout the solar industry.
Canadian Solar’s origins.
Canadian Solar is a global energy provider founded in 2001, in Canada by Dr Shawn Qu. Prior to founding Canadian Solar, Dr Qu held various positions in product engineering, business development and strategic planning at ATS Automation Tooling Systems, Inc. and its solar subsidiary Photowatt International S.A. He was also a research scientist at Ontario Power Generation where he worked as a process leader in its solar product commercialisation team.
Through the years, Canadian Solar has become one of the world’s largest solar photovoltaic products and energy solutions providers, as well as one of the largest solar power plant developers globally.
An enviable reputation.
Canadian Solar is making a difference by delivering sustainable energy to more than 160 countries, enough to meet the clean, safe and affordable solar energy needs of approximately 14 million households. Canadian Solar has a 20-year track record as a prominent global tier 1 player in the solar industry.
Their bold mission states that the company aims “to foster sustainable development and to create a better and cleaner earth for future generations by bringing electricity powered by the sun to millions of people worldwide.” Canadian Solar has more than 14,000 dedicated employees now to carry out its mission.
Awards and achievements.
In 2012, Canadian Solar was a Solar Project Award Finalist. 2016 saw they were named as The Best PV Module Manufacturer Award in Brazil by Smart Energy and No. 1 Module Supplier for Quality and Performance/Price Ratio in IHS Module Customer Insight Survey.
Furthermore, in 2017 they were the No. 1 Silicon module solar plant developer by Greentech Media Research and Best Structured Project Bond Award by Environmental Finance. They were also branded as the Leading Company in the Photon PV Triathlon 2017.
Additionally, in 2018 they received two Deal of the Year Awards from Power Finance & Risk. They were also the recipient of the award, Tier 1 Solar Company by Bloomberg New Energy from 2017 to 2020. In the recent 2020 survey by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, they were rated as the No. 1 Top Bankable Manufacturer.
Canadian Solar champions a clean environment.
Canadian Solar does not only promote sustainable living and consumption through its products and services. According to the company’s 2020 sustainability report, their key achievements from 2017 until 2020 include:
- 44% reduction in water usage
- 19% reduction in energy
- 18% reduction in greenhouse gas emission
- 18% reduction in waste intensity.
They truly walk the talk when it comes to sustainability.
Canadian Solar aims to power the world with solar energy to create a cleaner Earth for future generations. Coupled with continuing to make efforts to improve practices to ensure long-term sustainability. They have set ambitions in 2025 which targets to reduce GHG emissions, energy intensity, water intensity and waste intensity by 37%, 36%, 45% and 49%, respectively, from 2020 levels. By 2025, Canadian Solar is also set to accomplish the 5-year diversity goals through an increase in the female workforce and management positions.
Robust and reliable – that’s Canadian Solar.
At Energy Partners, we only use components that we know will deliver trouble-free, clean energy to our customers for many years into the future. This is why we trust Canadian Solar. Our reputation is tied in with the quality of their product. We are confident every time we install their components for our residential and commercial clients.
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