CATL and Canadian Solar unit agree battery storage supply partnership

by Margaret Lau
Canadian Solar's project in Ningxia, China. Photo: Canadian Solar
Chinese battery giant Contemporary Amperex Technology (CATL) has agreed a battery storage partnership with Canada’s CSI Solar.

CSI, a subsidiary of Canadian Solar, said the companies will also work together to supply lithium-ion battery modules to their customers – and support operation and maintenance services for battery storage projects and renewable energy technology.

Canadian Solar's chairman and CEO Dr Shawn Qu said: "We now have a global battery storage pipeline of 21 GWh, including 2.9 GWh under construction.”


Qu said that the goal of the partnership with CATL was to use solar and battery storage technology "to support a cleaner, smarter and more reliable global grid, and do our part in contributing to the acceleration of the clean energy transition”.
Canadian Solar, founded in 2001, is one of the world's largest solar technology and renewable energy companies and a leading manufacturer of solar photovoltaic modules, provider of solar energy and battery storage systems and projects developer.

Earlier this year, CATL announced a partnership with the Institute of Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences to launch a national laboratory in China that will expand development of "cutting edge” clean energy tech, including batteries.

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