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What’s the current production capacity of Canadian Solar?
CS : We are currently increasing our in-house wafer production from 400 MW to 1 GW by mid-2016, while solar cell capacity will be expanded from 2.5 GW to 3.4 GW by the end of 2016 - a 900 MW increase. The biggest capacity increase is PV module production which will be expanded from 4.33 GW to 5.63 GW by the end of 2016, an increase of more than 1 GW for global markets.
How much has been sold in India and what does the future look like?
CS : We’re proud that Canadian Solar is the first solar company to reach the landmark of selling 1 GW of PV modules in India. With a market share of 14-15% in India, we see good buoyancy for solar projects in India in 2016-2020. We expect 3-4GW of installations in India per year and our second GW is also expected to be completed in 2016. We expect to touch cumulative shipments of 10 GW by 2020 and are confident to be an integral part of India’s solar program.
Canadian Solar : First To Deliver 1 GWp in India