Jun 14, 2011 at 01:16 PM
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New York Yankees Secure Solar Partner

One of the the world largest solar companies has become an official sponsor of the New York Yankees. Canadian Solar, which is already a sponsor of MLB's San Francisco Giants and the NHL's San Jose Sharks, develops and markets solar power products in Canada and internationally. Terms of the Yankees deal were not released.

"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 recognized globally for its championships, professionalism and excellence," Dr. Shawn Qu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Solar, said. "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."

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

Canadian Solar was founded in 2001 and is based in Kitchener, Canada.