Welcome to Episode 118 of SunCast, Solar Warrior!

We are back to the Solar Pioneers series. 

I'm so grateful you are here, and this interview with Dr. Qu won't let you down.

Dr. Shawn (Xiaohua) Qu has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer since founding Canadian Solar in October 2001 with little more than a vision and his personal savings, and taking it public on Nasdaq (CSIQ) only 5 yrs later!  17 years in, and the company operates on 6 continents and is set to achieve an impressive 6GW in shipments and > $4Billion in revenues for 2018!

I got the privilege of sitting down with him in Anaheim recently during Solar Power Int'l, and squeezed as much as I could out in the hour I was given. 

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The Shawn Qu Story - part of the inspiration for this interview.

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About the Host of SunCast:

Nico Johnson is the creator and host of SunCast, a regular conversation with Solar Industry professionals who are leading in emerging solar markets. The content of the show is geared towards listeners looking for insights on where the markets are headed, how to position themselves or their companies, and what today's market leaders do to stay ahead of the pack.

Nico is a 10-year veteran of the solar industry, having led development in the US and Latin America for global companies like Trina Solar and Conergy.  He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guatemala and is considered one of the market's leading experts on solar PV expansion in the region.

Nico can be reached on Linked In https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickalus