Contractor Profile
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First Solar

First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions. Our vertically integrated power plant offerings diversify the energy portfolio and reduce the impact of fuel-price volatility while delivering an economically attractive alternative to fossil fuel electricity generation. By integrating technologies and expertise across the entire solar value chain, First Solar delivers bankable PV energy solutions that maximize the value of our customers’ investment while minimizing risk. With 13.5GW sold worldwide, First Solar has developed, financed, engineered, constructed, and operated some of the world’s largest and most successful PV power plants in existence.

2016 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #2

Total Megawatts Installed Since Founded 5,958.05 Company Founded1999
Total Megawatts Installed 2015 1,455.40 LocationTempe, AZ
Employees 6,350 Web
Primary MarketUtility Primary ServiceDeveloper


2015 Top 500 Solar Contractors


Top 500 Rank #1

Total Megawatts Installed 2014 1,023.130 Company Founded1999
Employees6060 LocationTempe, AZ
Primary MarketUtility Web
Primary ServiceDeveloper  


2014 Top 400 Solar Contractors


Top 400 Rank #1

Total Megawatts Installed 20131130 Employees4850


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 250 Rank #1

Total Megawatts Installed 2012763 Employees5,200


2012 Top Solar Contractors


Top 100 Rank #1

Total Megawatts Installed 2011400 Employees5800

Featured Articles & Products

  • Dept. of Interior helps flip switch on 550-MW solar farm in California

    U.S. Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell along with about 150 federal, state and local officials, and energy industry leaders, gathered to commission the 550-MW Desert Sunlight Solar Farm, located in Desert Center, Riverside County, California. “Solar projects like Desert Sunlight are helping create American jobs, develop domestic renewable energy and cut carbon pollution,” said Secretary [Read More]

  • CohnReznick Capital Markets, 8minutenergy, sPower partner on 72.9-MW portfolio

    CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities (CRCMS) announces an agreement with 8minutenergy Renewables – the nation’s leading independent solar PV developer – and sPower – a prominent renewable energy provider – on their utility-scale Redwood Solar Farm cluster in Kern County, Calif. The 72.9 MW-dc aggregated solar project has signed PPAs with Southern California Edison (SCE), Pacific [Read More]

  • First Solar Enters Residential Market with Clean Energy Collective Partnership

    First Solar and Clean Energy Collective (CEC) announced they have formed a strategic partnership to develop and market community solar offerings to residential customers and businesses directly on behalf of client utilities. Through the agreement, the two companies will jointly pursue opportunities in the community solar market to offer an affordable and convenient alternative to rooftop [Read More]