Photovoltaic (PV) modules
Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world’s largest and foremost manufacturers of solar photovoltaic modules and a provider of solar energy solutions with a global workforce of over 12,000. With plants in Canada, China, Brazil and Southeast Asia, Canadian Solar runs production facilities with a total capacity of 9 GW. Over the past 18 years, Canadian Solar has successfully delivered over 29 GW of premium-quality solar photovoltaic modules.
A solar photovoltaic module (solar panel) is a device capable of converting solar energy into electrical energy through the photovoltaic effect. It consists of solar cells (polycrystalline silicon) and an aluminum frame for structural robustness.