First Solar to Build Solar Module Factory in Mesa, Arizona

TEMPE, AZ – March 18, 2011: First Solar, Inc. today announced it will build its new U.S. manufacturing center in Mesa, Ariz. First Solar will invest about $300 million in the factory, which will create approximately 600 jobs and will include four manufacturing lines with a capacity to produce more than 250 megawatts (MW) of advanced thin-film photovoltaic (PV) modules per year.