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Conference will address ways to ensure a secure, sustainable future

First Solar Sponsors National Academy of Engineers Grand Challenge Summit

Tempe, AZ | Posted on April 10th, 2010

First Solar Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR), one of the world's leading manufacturers of photovoltaic modules, is sponsoring the sustainability session of a regional conference designed to address complex issues and enhance student interest in engineering and science, April 8-9 at the Phoenix Biltmore.

The National Academy of Engineers (NAE) Phoenix Grand Challenge Summit will bring together scientists, engineers, students, business leaders and policy makers to discuss critical problems, like energy independence, that must be addressed in order to maintain our quality of life.

Lisa Krueger, First Solar vice president of sustainable development, took part today in a panel discussion focused on reconciling the needs of people with the Earth in the 21st century. Kathy Weiss, First Solar vice president of government relations, will present tomorrow in an energy plenary session keynoted by Kristina Johnson, under secretary for energy for the U.S. Department of Energy.

As part of First Solar's commitment to the environment, the company has developed a module recycling process that enables substantially all module components to be recovered and reused in new solar modules or other new products. First Solar is the only PV manufacturer to voluntarily implement a prefunded collection and recycling program.

For more information on the NAE Phoenix Grand Challenge, visit their website:
summit-grand-challenges.pratt.duke.edu/phoenix-summit

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.

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About First Solar
First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system solutions. By continually driving down manufacturing costs, First Solar is delivering an economically viable alternative to fossil-fuel generation today. From raw material sourcing through end-of-life collection and recycling, First Solar is focused on creating cost-effective, renewable energy solutions that protect and enhance the environment.

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