Canadian Solar Join Elite List of Sponsors to NY Yankees

June 15, 2011

The Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise New York Yankees have announced Canadian Solar as an official sponsor.

The Chinese manufacturer of photovoltaic cells and panels joins a host of major corporate sponsors the world’s most successful franchise in baseball, including PepsiCo, Canon, Delta Air Lines, MasterCard and Bank of America.

Michael J. Tusiani, Yankees senior vice president of corporate sales & sponsorships, stated: “We are extremely pleased about our new relationship with Canadian Solar. We hope its in-Stadium signage will strengthen the importance of environment attentiveness, which is a significant platform for our organisation.”

Shawn Qu, chairman and chief Executive of Canadian Solar, added, “Canadian Solar is proud to become an official sponsor of the iconic New York Yankees. The New York Yankees have always transcended the sport of baseball, with the franchise recognised globally for its championships, professionalism and excellence. Canadian Solar also represents excellence to solar customers worldwide, backed by our history of technology innovation, proven performance and superior customer service.

“By joining with the New York Yankees, we can now leverage one of the world’s most powerful, global brand-building platforms to further expand awareness of Canadian Solar and our innovative, affordable, cost effective solar energy solutions.”