by Funanani Rabambi

Focus on photovoltaic modules

Canadian Solar Partners with Romano Group in South Africa

Romano Group – an authorised reseller for Canadian Solar

Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: CSIQ), one of the world’s largest solar companies, today announced that Romano Group will become an authorised Canadian Solar reseller in South Africa. The announcement comes as Canadian Solar looks to increase its local photovoltaic (PV) module market share via a deliberate partner-led approach.

The Romano Group has a Solar PV division that operates as an EPC contractor for large-scale ground-mounted and roof-top systems, and is also a reseller of PV modules and inverters.

“We are delighted to welcome Romano Group as a Canadian Solar Authorised Reseller in South Africa,” said Jos van der Hyden, Canadian Solar Vice President and General Manager for Africa and Middle East. “In Romano Group, we have an experienced partner with an excellent track record of delivering sustainable energy solutions to large commercial, industrial and retail property customers in Africa.”

Founded in 1952, Romano Group specialises in Solar PV, ECO-lighting, Modular Construction and Signage and Print.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Canadian Solar,” said Romano’s CEO Alexi Romano. “Our focus has always been on delivering value-added and sustainable energy solutions to our clients, who will now benefit from Canadian Solar’s high quality and high performing photovoltaic modules.”

Romano is authorised to distribute Canadian Solar’s full range of products, with particular focus on the flagship model – the CS6P-P (235-255 W), a high-performance module with 60 solar cells, and the MaxPower CS6X-P (285-305 W) module with 72 solar cells.

The CS6P-P is targeted at on-grid solar applications like commercial or industrial rooftops, or solar power stations. The CS6X-P is designed for utility, commercial and rural applications, and its larger size, increased power and performance cut the balance of system costs per watt by maximising tracker and racking space.

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

About Romano Group

The Romano Group is a multi-skilled provider of a broad range of sustainable solutions, to clients who are typically large commercial, industrial or retail property owners and tenants spread throughout Africa. Romano’s value-added offer includes the design, manufacture and installation of high-quality Solar PV, ECO-Lighting, Modular Construction and Signage & Print solutions, all of which are delivered on-time at a competitive price. The company celebrated its 60th birthday in 2012 and employs 150 people. For more information, please visit


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