Company:  FIRST SOLAR, INC. (FSLR)
Form Type:  10-K
Filing Date:  2/27/2013 
CIK:  0001274494 
Address:  350 WEST WASHINGTON STREET
SUITE 600
 
City, State, Zip:  TEMPE, Arizona 85281 
Telephone:  (602) 414-9300 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$62.03  
Change: 
-1.08 (-1.71%)  
Trade Time: 
04:00 PM EST  
Market Cap: 
$6.21B
Description of Business
We are a global provider of solar energy solutions, focused on providing power solutions across key market segments. We design, manufacture and sell photovoltaic (�PV�) solar modules with an advanced thin-film semiconductor technology and we develop, design, construct and sell PV solar power solutions that primarily use the solar modules we manufacture. We are also developing crystalline silicon solar modules with proprietary high-power density, mono-crystalline technology, and we provide single-axis mounting systems with proprietary tracking capabilities. Additionally, we provide operations and maintenance (�O&M�) services to plant owners that use solar modules manufactured by us or by other third-party manufacturers. We have substantial, ongoing research and development efforts focused on module and systems level innovations. We are the world�s largest thin-film PV solar module manufacturer and one of the world�s largest PV solar module manufacturers.
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  FORM 10-K
    PART I
      Item 1: Business
        NAME AND TITLE
      Item 1A: Risk Factors
      Item 1B: Unresolved Staff Comments
      Item 2: Properties
      Item 3: Legal Proceedings
      Item 4: Mine Safety Disclosures
    PART II
      Item 5: Market for Registrant's Common Equity, Related ...
      Item 6: Selected Financial Data
      Item 7: Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial ...
        Results of Operations
        Liquidity and Capital Resources
      Item 7A: Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures about ...
      Item 8: Financial Statements and Supplementary Data
      Item 9: Changes in and Disagreements with Accountants on ...
      Item 9A: Controls and Procedures
      Item 9B: Other Information
    PART III
      Item 10: Directors, Executive Officers, and Corporate Governance
      Item 11: Executive Compensation
      Item 12: Security Ownership of Certain Beneficial Owners and ...
      Item 13: Certain Relationships and Related Transactions, and ...
      Item 14: Principal Accountant Fees and Services
    PART IV
      Item 15: Exhibits and Financial Statement Schedules
    Report of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
    VALUATION AND QUALIFYING ACCOUNTS
    SIGNATURES
    REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
    BALANCE SHEET
    INCOME STATEMENT
    STOCKHOLDERS EQUITY
    CASH FLOW
    NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
      BALANCE SHEET
      CASH FLOW
    INDEX TO EXHIBITS
  EXHIBIT 4.25
  EXHIBIT 10.20
  EXHIBIT 21.1
    SUBSIDIARIES
  EXHIBIT 23.1
    CONSENT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
  EXHIBIT 31.01
    EX 31.01 CEO Certification Dec12 10k
  EXHIBIT 31.02
    EX 31.02 CFO Certification Dec12 10k
  EXHIBIT 32.01
    EX 32.01 CEO and CFO Certification Dec12 10k
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