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Canadian Solar Announces 100MW Module Supply Agreement with Zhenfa New Energy in China

GUELPH, Ontario, Dec. 12, 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 it has been awarded a module supply agreement to provide Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (Zhenfa New Energy) with photovoltaic ("PV") modules totaling 100MW for three solar power projects located in Gansu Province and one solar project in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region of China.

"Canadian Solar is a well established and reputable brand, which is the major reason why we selected it as a partner to supply modules to our significant solar power projects in China," commented Jianjun Ju, Vice President of Zhenfa New Energy. "With Canadian Solar's high quality products, and superior material warranty and power output performance guarantee, we believe our cooperation will benefit both parties and minimize the risks in project construction and operation."

"We are honored to be awarded this large module supply agreement by Zhenfa New Energy. It is another milestone for Canadian Solar's achievements in the Chinese market, where we see the market improving with better pricing and payment terms," said Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar. "Clearly, Chinese demand for solar modules going into the first quarter of 2014 remains strong, and based on our planning sessions with major developers and project off takers, we currently expect demand for solar modules in China to exceed 10GW in 2014."

Canadian Solar will supply about 400,000 pieces of its high efficiency CS6P245P, CS6P250P and CS6P-255P modules with power output of 245Wp, 250Wp and 255Wp for the projects. Module deliveries will commence in mid-December 2013 and are expected to be completed in January 2014. The three projects in Gansu Province are respectively located in Jiangyuguan, Guliang and Minqin, with a total size of 200MW. The project in Inner Mongolia is located in Sanxin, with a size of 50MW.

About Zhenfa New Energy Science & Technology Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2004, Zhenfa is a high-tech enterprise specializing in PV power generation system integration. It is one of the first batch of energy-conservation service enterprises verified and filed by National Development and Reform Commission in China. With its active promotion of the self-adaptive sun tracking PV power generation system, the company considerably increases the power generation efficiency of PV power plants, creating higher values for customers. Zhenfa now has become a well-known PV power generation system integration merchant and PV product promotion and application merchant in China. For developing foreign trade business, Zhenfa has built its Australia Branch and Japan Branch.

About Canadian Solar

Founded in 2001 in Canada, 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 in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar has delivered more than 5GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 70 countries. Canadian Solar is 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 visit www.canadiansolar.com.

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's SEC filings, including its annual report on Form 20-F filed on April 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, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.

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