Maker of thin film
solar energy modules.
350 West Washington St.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Interim CEO: Mike Ahearn
Stock Symbol: FSLR
First Solar manufactures photovoltaic (PV)
modules with an advanced thin film semiconductor process that
lowers the cost of solar electricity.
First Solar Series PV modules are designed
for use in large scale, grid-connected solar power plants and
are sold to leading solar project developers for use in commercial
PV projects. The company's advanced thin film design produces
high energy across a wide range of climatic conditions with excellent
low light response and temperature coefficient.
First Solar's manufacturing operations are in Ohio with sales and marketing located in Phoenix. The company has international operations in Germany and Malaysia.
The company was formed in 1999 and launched production of commercial products in 2002. First Solar provides an economic alternative to peak conventional electricity and the related fossil fuel dependence, greenhouse gas emissions, and peak time grid constraints.
Due to poor market conditions in Europe, First Solar announced in April it will cut 2,000 jobs worldwide or 30% of its total workforce. The cuts will save $30-60 million this year and $100-120 million afterward.
In 2011, the company had revenues of $2.766 billion and net loss of $39.49 million.
- Medical & Dental Insurance
- Life Insurance
- Short Term Disability Insurance
- Long Term Disability Insurance
- Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care & Dependent Care)
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Paid Holidays & Vacation
Updated April 18, 2012