First Solar, Inc. manufactures and sells photovoltaic (PV) solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology, and it designs, constructs, and sells PV solar power systems. It is a thin-film PV solar module manufacturer and a PV solar module manufacturer. It operates its business in two segments: components segment and systems segment. Its components segment involves the design, manufacture, and sale of solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. Its systems business involves the sale of its solar modules coupled with the engineering, procurement and construction of the solar PV power plant. Each solar module is a glass laminate approximately 2 feet x 4 feet (60 centimeters x 120 centimeters) in size that encapsulates a cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film semiconductor. Through integrated systems business, it provides a solar power system solution using its solar modules, which may include project development, EPC services, O&M services, and project finance.

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