First Solar, Inc. Announces 2008 First Quarter Financial Results

TEMPE, Ariz., Apr 30, 2008 -- First Solar, Inc. today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 29, 2008. Quarterly revenues were $196.9 million, down from $200.8 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 and up from $66.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.

Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $46.6 million or $0.57 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared to net income of $62.9 million or $0.77 per share on a fully diluted basis for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2007 was $5.0 million or $0.07 per share on a fully diluted basis.

First Solar will discuss these results and expected results for fiscal 2008 in a conference call scheduled for today at 5:00 a.m. PDT (8:00 a.m. EDT). Investors may access a live audio web cast of this conference call in the Investors section of the company's website at http://www.firstsolar.com. An audio replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call. The audio replay will remain available until Monday, May 5, 2008 at 8:59 p.m. PDT (11:59 p.m. EDT) and can be accessed by dialing 888-266-2081 or 703-925-2533 and entering access ID number 1227426.

About First Solar:

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq:FSLR) manufactures solar modules with an advanced thin film semiconductor process that significantly lowers solar electricity costs. By enabling clean renewable electricity at affordable prices, First Solar provides an economic alternative to peak conventional electricity and the related fossil fuel dependence, greenhouse gas emissions and peak time grid constraints.

For First Solar Investors:

SOURCE: First Solar, Inc.

First Solar, Inc.
          Jens Meyerhoff, Chief Financial Officer
            investor@firstsolar.com
          Larry Polizzotto, Vice President, Investor Relations
            lpolizzotto@firstsolar.com
          602-414-9315

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