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First Solar was formed in 1999 and launched production of its commercial products in 2002.
The company is the largest manufacturer of thin film solar modules and is one of the fastest growing manufacturers of solar modules in the world.
First Solar is based in Arizona, and is widely known for its commitment to solar energy and the development of more efficient thin film solar modules. Its innovative photovoltaic technology is centred on affordability as well as sustainability.
The company produces high powered PV modules using cadmium telluride (CdTe) as the semiconductor material. This means that First Solar modules produce more electricity on hot days, under cloudy weather and across a larger per cent of normal daylight.
First Solar is currently one of six top finalists competing to become the Zayed Future Energy Prize winner for 2011. The accolade recognises and rewards outstanding work in renewable energy and sustainability.