14 Nov '11, 1pm

A Solar Fred Conversation with Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar's CEO: Part 1 via @reworld

A Solar Fred Conversation with Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar's CEO: Part 1 via @reworld

When I interview people at SPI, it’s less of an “interview” and more of a conversation. There are questions, sure, but I often draw from my recent solar industry blog posts here and ask these industry leaders to respond. So, it was great to sit down with Shawn Qu, Canadian Solar’s CEO, and have a frank conversation about solar PV commoditization, as well as solar industry leadership. I always like to hear solar origin stories, especially from solar CEOs. Why are they in the solar business? I think these answers not only reveal the character of the CEO, but perhaps the character of the company he or she runs, as well. In Qu’s case, he is not only the CEO, but the company’s founder, and like other solar PV founders, he came to the industry as an engineer first, not as an entrepreneur. Born and raised in China before the country moved toward capitalism, Qu grew up modestly, b...

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