Guelph, ON-headquartered Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies, today announced it has acquired exclusive rights to develop an 8 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Gangwon Province, South Korea, the Company's first solar project there. The construction of this project will start in early 2019. The South Korea solar market is not new to Canadian Solar. In 2008, Canadian Solar Korea Branch was established. Since then, Canadian Solar has kept the top position in Korea PV market among foreign module makers for ten years in a row.