Canadian Solar is in a better position than most Chinese manufacturers.

Reacting to the news of the tariffs, Canadian Solar told pv magazine that exports to the U.S. make up only 10 percent of their global trade and as such, won’t hit the manufacturer too severely. Director of Global Marketing Zhang Hanbing continued that the company is in a unique situation in that it can ramp-up its operations in Ontario to supply the U.S. market – and avoid the tariffs. At present Canadian Solar’s Canadian operations capacity stands at 300 megawatts (MW) and can be ramped up by another 300 MW, elaborated Zhang. 

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