SAN RAMON, Calif., Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Canadian Solar Inc.(the "Company", or "Canadian Solar") (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world's largest solar companies, announced today it will partner with the largest privately held roofing company in the United States—PetersenDean—on a new roofing program the company is introducing. PetersenDean has launched a successful solar division and will actively promote the new roofing program, capitalizing on its decades of roofing experience to improve the installation quality and costs for installation of a residential solar system. "Canadian Solar is proud to partner with PetersenDean, a leader in bringing solar to the residential market and well known for quality workmanship and materials," said, Alan King, general manager of Canadian Solar USA. "We are pleased to support this award-winning company in an important new program that will help make clean, renewable energy a reality for consumers nationwide." "We are committed to our partnership with Canadian Solar, and are pleased to offer its high quality solar products in this exclusive program," said Jim Petersen, CEO of PetersenDean. "We believe that Canadian Solar's fiscal strength, quality products, and strong performance warranty are assets to our program and ultimately our customers." Canadian Solar's modules have been rigorously tested and awarded international certifications attesting to their quality, reliability and performance. The Company's modules are ranked among the top of the California Energy Commission's Solar Electric Incentive Program for their high PTC efficiency ratings. Canadian Solar is focused on delivering the best value in solar with their recognized high-performance solar modules and backstop warranty. PetersenDean will kick off the new program at Santana Row, October 19-21. Find out more at www.petersendean.com. About Canadian Solar Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ) is one of the world's largest solar companies. As a leading vertically integrated provider of ingot, wafer, solar cell, solar module and other solar applications, Canadian Solar designs, manufactures and delivers solar products and solar system solutions for on-grid and off-grid use to customers worldwide. With operations in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, Canadian Solar provides premium quality, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solar solutions to support global, sustainable development. For more information, please visit www.canadiansolar.com.