28 Feb '12, 10pm

First Solar Q4 Financials, 2012 Guidance: Challenges Ahead: First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) is the largest solar mo...

First Solar Q4 Financials, 2012 Guidance: Challenges Ahead: First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) is the largest solar mo...

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR) is the largest solar module firm by market capitalization, the largest thin-film solar firm, and one of the largest solar firms by capacity and shipments, and certainly by cumulative profits. The company is in the cross hairs of every other solar firm and continues to set the bar in terms of solar panel value and corporate performance. The firm just announced its fourth quarter and 2011 full-year financials. Here are the highlights and lowlights: Given the adverse market conditions, First Solar is putting its Mesa, Arizona production facility on hold indefinitely. Fourth-quarter production was 540 megawatts with net sales of $660 million, down from $1 billion last quarter. Net sales were $2.8 billion for 2011. First Solar is addressing a product failure issue which will cost hundreds of millions beyond its product warranty. The CEO, Mike Ahearn, ...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/First-Solar-Q...

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renewableenergyworld.com 27 Feb '12, 8pm

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