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First Solar Receives Recognition from Canadian Solar Industries Association

December 20, 2010

TEMPE, Ariz., Dec 20, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) has been recognized by the Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA) for developing and constructing Canada's largest photovoltaic (PV) power plant. The 80 megawatt Sarnia solar project, completed this October in Sarnia, Ont., and purchased by Enbridge Inc., is also the largest operating PV facility in the world.

Enbridge and First Solar jointly accepted the "Solar PV Project of the Year" award at CanSIA's annual conference on Dec. 7.

"We are pleased to receive this recognition for the Sarnia project," said Frank De Rosa, First Solar senior vice president of project development for North America. "Together with Enbridge, we are leading the development of utility-scale solar energy in Canada."

Peter Carrie, First Solar vice president of business development in Canada, was also honored for his individual contribution to Canada's solar industry and received the "Solar Leader of the Year" award during CanSIA's conference.

About First Solar

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 www.firstsolar.com.

SOURCE: First Solar, Inc.

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