Canadian Solar Inc., an international provider of solar power products for a wide range of applications, has officially opened its manufacturing subsidiary, CSI Cells Co. Ltd., in Suzhou, China.
The first phase of CSI Cells' new facility, with an area of about 10,000 square meters, has an annual capacity of 25 MW, the company says. In addition, the facility is expected to have a capacity of up to 100 MW by the middle of the fourth quarter of this year.
‘The manufacturing of cells is another step in CSI's move toward vertical integration, and the timing of the new cell line is perfect as we face increased demand for CSI's modules,’ says Shawn Qu, CSI's chief executive officer. ‘It took just six months from the ground-breaking to the production of first batch of cells.’