First Solar Completes 1.3MW(DC) Solar PV Power Plant at Kitakyushu-shi in Japan

  First Solar Completes 1.3MW(DC) Solar PV Power Plant at Kitakyushu-shi in

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TOKYO -- March 16, 2014

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced the completion of the
1.3MW(DC) solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant at Kitakyushu-shi. Powered by
First Solar FS Series 3 Black PV modules, the plant will generate
approximately 1,400 MWh of clean and safe solar electricity per year. Power
from the project will be purchased by Kyushu Electric Power Company.

“Japan has ambitious solar power development goals to help mitigate the
dependency on nuclear energy,” said Joe Kishkill, First Solar’s Chief
Commercial Officer. “The completion of the Kitakyushu-shi project supports
that commitment along with providing electricity users with a fuel alternative
that is safe, can be rapidly deployed, and has the smallest carbon footprint.”

The project had a workforce of approximately 65 construction jobs at its peak,
building local capability to construct similar clean and safe solar power
projects in the future.

First Solar holds 100 percent equity in the project. Obayashi Corporation and
Yaskawa Electric Corporation constructed the project. Nippon Sheet Glass
supplied the advanced technology glass used in the PV modules.

About First Solar, Inc.

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV)
solar systems which use its advanced module and system technology. The
company's integrated power plant solutions deliver an economically attractive
alternative to fossil-fuel electricity generation today. From raw material
sourcing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar's renewable energy
systems protect and enhance the environment. For more information about First
Solar, please visit

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