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The Growth Potential of the Investment Corporation

Profile of the Sponsor (Canadian Solar Projects K.K.)

The Sponsor was founded in January 2013 within Canadian Solar Japan K.K., which sells solar modules in Japan, as a department in charge of promoting the project business that was aimed at constructing and operating solar power plants in Japan. It was established as an independent company in May 2014.
The company has acquired and developed projects steadily and has procured funds from banks and institutional investors from Japan and other countries (project financing) since September 2014.
In December 2015, the company obtained ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System Certification) and ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System Certification) from TÜV Rheinland for its design and development of solar power generation systems as well as construction management and O&M services.

Profile of Canadian Solar O&M Japan K.K. (CSOM Japan)

Established in June 2016, CSOM Japan provides O&M services in Japan.
The company constantly monitors the conditions, availability and safety of solar power generation systems and conducts appropriate preventive maintenance and after-the-fact inspections of the systems.
As of May 31, 2018, CSOM Japan is entrusted with O&M operations for solar power plants with a total panel capacity of around 160MW.

 

Profile of Canadian Solar O&M Japan K.K. (CSOM Japan)

Profile of Canadian Solar Japan K.K. (CSJ)

CSJ was established in 2009 as the sales base of the solar module business in Japan. It has been providing solar modules and other solar power generation systems for residential and industrial uses.
In March 2018, the cumulative total number of houses in which solar modules for residential use sold by CSJ were installed reached 100,000.
On the other hand, solar modules manufactured by the Canadian Solar Group have been adopted for industrial use as well. They have been adopted for public facilities, such as schools and expressway facilities, as well as solar power plants.

Profile of Canadian Solar Japan K.K. (CSJ)

Michino Eki Domannaka Tanuma, a roadside station in Sano-shi, Tochigi Panel capacity: 1.1MW Completed in August 2016 Photo provided by: Michino Eki Domannaka Tanuma

Main parties concerned and mechanism of the Investment Corporation

Special purpose companies (SPCs) that only lease facilities for renewable energy power generation and operate businesses generating and selling electricity become the lessees of all of the acquired assets. The operator of the acquired assets is Canadian Solar Projects K.K. (the Sponsor), which has concluded an asset management service agreement with each lessee. However, entities other than the Sponsor may be the operators of assets to be acquired in the future.

The Structure Chart of the CSIF

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