Canadian Solar's First U.S. Facility to Open in Mesquite, Texas

by Josh Bays, on Jul 19, 2023 7:00:00 AM

Site Selection Group, a global location advisory, economic incentive, and corporate real estate services firm, helped Canadian Solar with site selection and real estate services to secure a 750,000 SF industrial building with a robust utility infrastructure. This will be a state-of-the-art solar photovoltaic module manufacturing plant with an annual output of 5 GW, equivalent to approximately 20,000 high-power modules per day. This will be Canadian Solar’s first production facility in the United States. 

“We are incredibly excited for Canadian Solar to expand their manufacturing legacy to the United States.”, explained Josh Bays, Senior Partner at Site Selection Group. “The stars aligned and this opportunity offered the right mix of resources to ensure this new plant will be successful for many years to come.”

Site Selection Group successfully identified a quality industrial building with robust utility capacities surrounded by a viable labor market and expedited the process to achieve the client’s speed-to-market objectives.  

"Canadian Solar's new $250 million manufacturing plant in Mesquite will bolster Texas' status as the energy capital of the world and secure our leadership as a global tech hub," said Governor Greg Abbott. "I thank Canadian Solar for choosing Texas for their next U.S. business investment and for creating 1,500 new jobs in the region to help boost the community for generations to come."

Mesquite Mayor Daniel Aleman, Jr. added, "We are very proud to have a company like Canadian Solar in Mesquite and appreciate their investment in our city. We look forward to a great partnership with them and the impact they will make on our community."

Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 in Canada and is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies. It is a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage solutions, and developer of utility-scale solar power and battery storage projects with a geographically diversified pipeline in various stages of development.

Dr. Shawn Qu, founder and CEO of Canadian Solar, said, "Establishing this factory is a key milestone that will enable us to better serve our U.S. customers with the most advanced technology in the industry. We hope that this is the first of many long-term investments we expect to make in the U.S. as we think strategically about a sustainable and resilient clean energy supply chain. We thank the State of Texas, Dallas County, and the City of Mesquite for their critical support and we look forward to working with them as we grow."

Click here to read more about Canadian Solar's U.S. landmark production facility.

About Canadian Solar

Founded in 2001 in Ontario Canada, Canadian Solar (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is as a global energy provider with successful business subsidiaries in 20 countries & regions on 6 continents. Canadian Solar is both a leading manufacturer of solar PV modules and a provider of solar energy solutions, with over 14,000 employees globally.

With state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Canada, China, Brazil and South East Asian countries, Canadian Solar now has module manufacturing capacity and has delivered more than 55 GW of premium quality solar modules to customers in over 150 countries in the past 20 years. To learn more, visit

About Site Selection Group

Site Selection Group LLC is a leading, independent location advisory, economic incentive, and corporate real estate services firm providing solutions to corporations and communities worldwide. Site Selection Group offers four core services to our customers: Location Advisory, Economic Incentive, Corporate Real Estate, and Economic Development Consulting Services. Site Selection Group's mission is to align the needs of corporations with optimal locations in order to provide the absolute maximum economic benefit. For more information, visit

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