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First Solar Hosts Secretary for the Environment of Hong Kong Enhancing Dialogue on Sustainable Energy Solutions

June 11, 2010

Frankfurt (Oder), June. 11, 2010 – Hong Kong Secretary for the Environment, Edward Yau today visited First Solar’s (NASDAQ: FLSR) German manufacturing plant to observe production of the company’s advanced solar technology and review its contributions to environmental sustainability.

Secretary Yau was in Germany to discuss opportunities for integrated energy and innovative technologies ahead of Hong Kong’s hosting of the C40 workshop. As one of the world’s most dynamic cities, Hong Kong is playing an active role in promoting sustainable energies for a low carbon city, involving engagement with key stakeholders in Hong Kong, mainland China, and the rest of the world.

Rich Hossfeld, Vice President of Business Development, stated that “First Solar is delighted by the Hong Kong government’s interest in the company’s technology and remains committed to working with partners around the globe to promote sustainable, and economically viable renewable energy solutions.“

About First Solar, Inc.
First Solar manufactures solar modules with an advanced semiconductor technology and provides comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) system solutions. The company 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. For more information about First Solar, please visit http://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.

SOURCE: First Solar, Inc.

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