By Anthony Capkun
January 15, 2015 – Canadian Solar Inc. says it has contributed $400,000 to the University of Toronto’s TalentEdge program to support scientific development, research and hands-on learning, adding that this donation underscores the company’s dedication to social responsibility, renewable energy and advanced research.
“Not only are we pleased that we had the opportunity to give back to my alma matter, we are also certain that this donation will help advance solar research,” said Shawn Qu, chair and CEO, who graduated from the university in 1995.
This year’s donation will help fund a two-dimensional simulation tool project that specializes in the design and research of novel solar cells. Canadian Solar is a manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules and provider of solar energy solutions.