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First Solar, Inc.

24 YRS

First Solar, Inc.

First Solar knows that clean affordable solar electricity is an essential part of the worldwide energy mix. That’s why First Solar leads the way with the lowest carbon footprint, lowest water usage and fastest energy payback of any PV technology.


First Solar is committed to producing the industry’s best thin film PV modules while maintaining a safe and secure environment for our associates. Their innovative manufacturing process transforms a sheet of glass into a complete solar panel in less than 3.5 hours, and utilizes 98 percent fewer semiconductor materials than conventional crystalline silicon production.

Unparalleled experience around the globe

First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed and currently operates many of the world’s largest grid-connected PV power plants. Our experience across the solar value chain reduces risk while delivering more reliable, dependable and cost-effective solutions for our customers.

Fastest growing PV technology

No company invests more in R&D advancing our technology to rapidly increase our energy yield, lower LCOE and provide stable grid integration.

Cost Competitive

First Solar delivers an LCOE that is cost competitive with fossil fuels. First Solar technology delivers power during peak energy use smoothing costs for energy consumers against fuel-price volatility.

Business Type Distributors, Manufacturers, OEM, Wholesalers Country / Region
United States Arizona
Main Products Solar Panel, Mono, Poly Address
350 West Washington Street Suite 600 , Tempe , Arizona , 85281
Ownership Total Employees 5000+ People
Total Annual Revenue Year Established 1999
Certifications Trademarks
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Solar PanelMonoPoly
Business Type Distributors, Manufacturers, OEM, Wholesalers
Main Products Solar Panel, Mono, Poly
Total Employees 5000+ People
Year Established 1999
Main Markets Not Available
Country / Region United States
Address 350 West Washington Street Suite 600 , Tempe , Arizona , 85281
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Case Study: 250 WM Solar Project in Nevada

The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar project located on approximately

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Greenough River Solar Farm

Project Overview Situated on 80 hectares of private land approximately 50km southeast of Geraldton in Western Australia (WA),

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Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project

Project Overview The Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project is a 250 megawatt (MW) alternating current (AC) solar project located on

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Harold McMaster

Founder of First Solar, Inc.

The company was founded in 1990 by inventor Harold McMaster as Solar Cells, Inc. and the Florida Corporation in 1993 with JD Polk. Harold A. McMaster was an inventor with over 100 patents and entrepreneur who founded four companies. Fortune Magazine called him \"The Glass Genius\". He also worked on developing commercial-scale solar cell technology and developed a new type of engine, the \"McMaster Rotary Engine.\" McMaster was an inventor early on.

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Mark Widmar

CEO of First Solar, Inc.

Mr. Widmar became CEO of First Solar in July 2016. He joined First Solar in April 2011 as chief financial officer and served as First Solar’s chief accounting officer from February 2012 through June 2015. Mr. Widmar has also served as a director on the board of the general partner of 8point3 Energy Partners LP (“8point3 Energy Partners”), then a publicly-traded yieldco and affiliate of First Solar. Prior to joining First Solar, Mr. Widmar served as chief financial officer of GrafTech International Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of advanced carbon and graphite materials, from May 2006 through March 2011, as well as president, Engineered Solutions from January 2011 through March 2011. Prior to joining GrafTech, Mr. Widmar served as corporate controller of NCR Inc. from 2005 to 2006, and was a business unit chief financial officer for NCR from November 2002 to his appointment as controller. He also served as a division controller at Dell, Inc. from August 2000 to November 2002 prior to joining NCR. Mr. Widmar also held various financial and managerial positions with Lucent Technologies Inc., Allied Signal, Inc., and Bristol Myers/Squibb, Inc. He began his career in 1987 as an accountant with Ernst & Young. Mr. Widmar holds a Bachelor of Science in business accounting and a Masters of Business Administration from Indiana University.

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Georges Antoun

Sales Contact of First Solar, Inc.

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