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First Solar, Inc. engages in designing, manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of photovoltaic solar power systems and solar modules. The company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and currently employs 6,400 full-time employees. The firm designs, manufactures and sells PV solar modules with a thin-film semiconductor technology. The firm also develops, designs, constructs and sells PV solar power systems that primarily use the modules it manufactures. The company operates through two segments: components and systems. The components segment is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of cadmium telluride (CdTe) solar modules, which convert sunlight into electricity. The systems segment includes the development, construction, operation and maintenance of PV solar power systems, which primarily use its solar modules. In addition, the Company provides operations and maintenance (O&M) services to system owners that use solar modules manufactured by it or by third-party manufacturers. The firm’s solar modules had an average rated power per module of approximately 114 watts, as of December 31, 2016.