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First Solar named one of the most family-friendly companies in Frankfurt (Oder)

October 29, 2010

Frankfurt (Oder) – Oct. 27, 2010 – The Local Alliance of Families this month recognized First Solar Manufacturing GmbH as one of the most family-friendly companies in Frankfurt (Oder) and the surrounding area. First Solar placed among the top 10 of the more than 200 companies that competed for this award.

The Local Alliance of Families is supported by the Federal Ministry for Families and committed to promoting family-friendly workplaces.

„The award is a huge incentive to further stand up for our employees and continue to promote a balance between career and family in our company,” said Burghard von Westerholt, manager of the factory in Frankfurt (Oder).

The prize jury based its decision for First Solar’s German manufacturing plant on the company’s very flexible working hours and emphasized the fact that First Solar’s operation is “goal-oriented instead of attendance-oriented.”

The award is the second that First Solar has won in 2010 for a positive work environment. In February, First Solar was named among the Top 100 companies in Germany by the Great Place to Work® institute Germany.

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

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