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published: 2013-05-07 9:39

First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) announced today that it will showcase its latest Series 3 BlackTM module technology at the SNEC (from May 14-16, 2013) International Photovoltaic Power Generation Conference & Exhibition (SNEC PV Power Expo) in Shanghai, to demonstrate the company’s leading solar PV technology and expertise in China.

Series 3 BlackTM is the latest evolution from First Solar to the industry’s-leading Series 3 thin-film PV module platform. The module incorporates First Solar's latest advances in conversion efficiency as well as features to enhance its performance in utility-scale power plants. The module's change in appearance is due to the use of advanced, all-black edge seal technology combined with an innovative encapsulation material that further enhances its field durability and demonstrates improvements in accelerated life testing results. The enhancements allow Series 3 BlackTM to achieve world-class durability and performance in the harshest operating conditions.

First Solar executives will attend and address the conference at the SNEC PV Power Expo to showcase the company’s industry-leading modules, system technology and grid integration. First Solar Chief Technology Officer Raffi Garabedian will deliver a keynote speech at the conference’s opening ceremony and plenary session, and will provide an overview of the current and future potential of cadmium-telluride (CdTe) technologies for utility-scale applications. Garabedian will also present at the expo’s CTO Dialogue, where he will demonstrate First Solar’s latest Series 3 BlackTM thin-film module technology along with the company’s integrated R&D methodology, CdTe module conversion efficiency world record and technology roadmap.

“We are pleased to be attending the SNEC PV Power Expo this year and look forward to meeting with other innovators and leaders in the PV solar industry at the event in China,” said First Solar’s Bruce Yung, Vice President of Business Development and Managing Director for China. “We are excited at the opportunity to showcase our new Series 3 BlackTM modules in China and we look forward to bringing it to bear in solar projects with Chinese partners to help achieve global sustainable energy goals.”

First Solar’s Series 3 BlackTM module technology will be on display from May 14-16 at booth no. E1-370 in the Shanghai International Exhibition Center.

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