Trade First Solar
Solar First, Inc. is an American solar panel manufacturer, a provider of facilities on the scale of PV power plants and support services that include financing, construction, maintenance and end-of-life plate recycling. First solar power uses thin rigid units for its solar panels, and produces CdTe-panels using cadmium telluride (CdTe) as semiconductors. In 2009, First Solar became the first solar panel manufacturer to reduce the manufacturing cost to $1 per watt. The company was founded in 1990 by inventor Harold McMaster in the body of solar cells, the Florida company in 1993 with J.D. Polk. In 1999 it was purchased by North True Partners, LLC, which renamed First Solar, inc. the company was announced in 2006, where it was traded on nasdaq. The company's current CEO is Mark Widmar, who succeeded former CEO James Hughes on July 1, 2016. The first solar energy is based in Tempe, Arizona. As of 2010, First Solar was considered the second largest MAKER of PV units worldwide and ranked sixth in fast's list of the world's 50 most innovative companies. In 2011, it ranked first in Forbes' list of america's 25 fastest technology companies. It has been included in the Photovoltaik Global 30 index since the beginning of this stock index in 2009. The company was also included in the 2012 and 2013 Solar Energy Contractors' Solar Contractors Rankings 1.