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First Solar PV Modules Certified by UL for 1000-Volt Systems

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

First Solar PV Modules Certified by UL for 1000-Volt Systems08:30 EDT Tuesday, October 23, 2012 TEMPE, Ariz. (Business Wire) -- First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that its advanced thin-film Series 3 photovoltaic (PV) solar modules have been listed by UL (Underwriters Laboratories) as meeting standards UL1703 and ULC1703 for use in PV systems up to 1000 volts. This system voltage is typical for utility-scale PV power plants. “First Solar is pleased that UL has validated the quality and safety of our modules, which are the first thin-film PV modules to receive this certification,” said Tom Kuster, First Solar Vice President of Product Management and System Technology. The company's modules were previously UL listed as meeting those standards for use in PV systems up to 600 volts. First Solar is the leading developer and provider of utility-scale solar PV power plants, with a North American project pipeline of more than 2.9 gigawatts (GW). The company has produced nearly 80 million modules, generating more than 6 GW of power around the world. About First Solar, Inc. First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar systems which use its advanced thin-film modules. The company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life module collection and recycling, First Solar's renewable energy systems protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First Solar, please visit www.firstsolar.com. For First Solar Investors This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company's business involving the company's products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein. First Solar, Inc.MediaAlan Bernheimer(415) 935-2499media@firstsolar.comorFirst Solar InvestorsDavid Brady(602) 414-9315dbrady@firstsolar.comorRyan Ferguson(602) 414-9315rferguson@firstsolar.comorOra Crossley(602) 414-9315OCrossley@firstsolar.com