First Solar - based in USA
First Solar was founded in 1999 and started commercial production of photovoltaic modules in 2002.
The company has grown rapidly and 2009 was believed to be the worlds largest manufacturer of thin film modules, expecting an anual output of over 1100Mw.
Originally First Solar concentrated on the supply of modules for installations over 30Kw in size but in 2011 extended this to include installations from 10Kw upwards.
First Solar, Inc.
350 West Washington Street
Tempe, Arizona 85281
The company set out to produce a truely clean product at a cost effective price.
Their manufacturing cost moved below $1 per watt in 2008, and they recycling facility.
Based in Arizona, USA, the company also has production facilities in Germany and Malaysia, and offices throughout North America and Europe.
Photovoltaicd Modules - A range of thin film CdTe frameless panels/modules using toughened glass which are claimed to be cost effective, recyclable and with an average efficiency of 10.9%.
Location of First Solar website - http://www.firstsolar.com/