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Canadian Solar Appoints Ty Daul as Vice President, Americas, Energy Group



May 4, 2017

Canadian Solar Inc. (the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar power companies, announced energy industry veteran Ty Daul has joined the Company as Energy Group Vice President, Americas. Mr. Daul will lead the Company's energy business units throughout Canada, Latin American and the U.S., which includes wholly owned subsidiary Recurrent Energy.

Throughout his 27 year career in the power generation industry, Mr. Daul has been integrally involved in more than 4 GW of operating renewable projects and 870 MW of operating gas-fired projects, representing more than $7 billion of total investment.

Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar remarked: "We are pleased to announce that Ty will be leading our Americas team across all aspects of the Energy Group's business. He brings with him valuable expertise across the energy sector and is an excellent addition to our team."

Mr. Daul holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington and an M.B.A. from Texas A&M University. He previously held senior leadership positions at SunPower, Element Power U.S. and Iberdrola Renewables/PPM Energy.

About Canadian Solar Inc.

Founded in 2001 in Canada, Canadian Solar is one of the world's largest and foremost solar power companies. As a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions, Canadian Solar also has a geographically diversified pipeline of utility-scale power projects in various stages of development. In the past 16 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 20 GW of premium quality modules to over 100 countries around the world. Furthermore, 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 regarding the Company's expected future shipment volumes, gross margins, business prospects and future results, 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; cancelation of utility-scale feed-in-tariff contracts in Japan; 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 27, 2017. 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 (5/3) date, unless otherwise stated, and Canadian Solar undertakes no duty to update such information, except as required under applicable law.

For more information:

Organization:
Canadian Solar Inc.

Address:
545 Speedvale Avenue
West Guelph, Ontario
Canada, N1K 1E6
www.canadiansolar.com

Contact:
David Pasquale
Global IR Partners
Tel: +1-914-337-8801
E-mail: csiq@globalirpartners.com

Contact:
Mary Ma, Senior Supervisor
Investor Relations
E-mail: investors@canadiansolar.com;


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