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Canadian Solar Secures 30 MWp in Japan's 4th Solar Auction

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GUELPH, Ontario, Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 30 MWp project in Japan's 4th solar energy auction.

The project is located in Maniwa City within Okayama prefecture and will be powered by high-efficiency Canadian Solar modules. Once constructed, the project will enter into a 20-year power purchase agreement with Chugoku Power Electric Company at a rate of ¥13.47 ($0.12) per kWh. The Company expects the project to reach commercial operation by 2024.

In addition to the 30 MWp won in Maniwa City, the Company recently acquired five utility-scale solar power projects totaling 20.5 MWp that have secured feed-in-tariff contracts and are expected to reach commercial operation in the 2020-21 time frame.

"Since we launched our Energy Business in Japan in 2011, Canadian Solar has completed the construction and grid connection of 39 solar power plants totaling 241.9 MWp, making us one of the largest utility-scale solar developers in the Japanese market. We are delighted to announce that our team in Japan continues to build on our track record of success, sourcing high-quality development opportunities through acquisitions as well as government tenders, which give us further certainty on the outlook for our Japanese energy business," commented Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar Inc.

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions and has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. Over the past 18 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 36 GW of premium quality modules to customers in over 150 countries around the world. Canadian Solar is one of the most bankable companies in the solar industry, having been publicly listed on NASDAQ since 2006. For additional information about the Company, follow Canadian Solar on LinkedIn or 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 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 from major markets such as Japan, the U.S., India and China; changes in customer order patterns; changes in product mix; capacity utilization; level of competition; pricing pressure and declines in average selling prices; delays in new product introduction; delays in utility-scale project approval process; delays in utility-scale project construction; delays in the completion of project sales; continued success in technological innovations and delivery of products with the features customers demand; 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 25, 2019. 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. Investors 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.

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SOURCE Canadian Solar Inc.

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