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1 February 21, 2007

2 Forward Looking Statements This presentation contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of The forward-looking statements in this presentation do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Those statements involve a number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including risks associated with the company's business involving the company's products, their development and distribution, economic and competitive factors and the company's key strategic relationships, and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. First Solar assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this presentation or with respect to the announcements described herein. 2

3 CONFIDENTIAL Michael Ahearn President & Chief Executive Officer

4 Introduction Formed to build a technology platform capable of reducing solar electricity costs to levels competitive with conventional electricity Key Milestones: Realizing Economies of Scale Formed in 1999 by True North Partners $2.94/W 60MW 99MW Goal: Near-term path to conventional energy parity 2MW 6MW $1.59/W 21MW $1.40/W $1.25/W Lowest cost PV manufacturer in the world Q4'06 Run Rate 4

5 Introduction Proprietary process revolutionizes production platform Glass in 2.5 hours Deposition Final Assembly & Test Cell Definition Module out 99% reduction in high-cost semiconductor material Fully integrated, continuous process vs. batch processing Large (2 x4 ) substrate vs. 6 wafers Polysilicon Ingot Wafer Solar Cell Solar Modules 5

6 Introduction Significant Cost Per Watt Advantage Pricing Power (ASP $ / W) ~ $2.75 $3.64 $1.25 $2.45 x-si FSLR x-si FSLR Lower Capex ($MM / MW) Superior Gross Margin ~ % ~ % 19.2% 24.4% 20.8% Source: Note: x-si FSLR FSLR STP ENER SPWR ESLR Company filings, Wall Street research and Solarbuzz. Data based on last available quarter. x-si pricing data based on Suntech s disclosed module pricing. 6

7 Introduction Competitive cost/watt advantage achieved despite current delta in conversion efficiency Efficiency Module Cost / Sq Meter Module Wattage/ Sq Meter Cost/Watt Poly x-si 13% $ / 130 Watts = $2.70/W First Solar 9.0% $ / 90 Watts = $1.25/W 7

8 Introduction Leading the industry to pricing power competitive with conventional electricity Pricing Power Targeting conventional $4.00 $3.73 [1] electricity over $3.42 [1] x-si 2012 ~$2.6BN long-term sales contracts $ / Watt $3.00 [2] $2.43 $2.35 [3] First Solar Rapidly expanding capacity $ MW $ MW MW ) x-si module pricing based on Suntech s 2005 and 6 mo ) Jan 1, 2005 through Dec 31, ) Year Ended December 30,

9 Investment Highlights 1 Global Mass Market Opportunity 2 Superior Technology 3 Manufacturing Excellence 4 Strong Market Position 5 High Performing Team 6 Compelling Financial Model 9

10 Global Mass Market Opportunity Subsidy markets provide an opportunity to rapidly increase volumes and reduce cost Annual PV Installations (in MW) 2,255 1,795 1,600 $14.5B 1, CAGR: 30% 1, $7.0B $3.8B $11.3B $11.0B $9.8B Increasing market incentive programs in EU, U.S. and Asia Shortage of polysilicon supply Customers seeking multiyear volume visibility at viable price points Source: Solarbuzz. 10

11 Global Mass Market Opportunity Using subsidized markets to migrate from large to smaller applications Turnkey PV System Price $3.00/W Wholesale Subsidized Non-subsidized Distributed Generation Commercial Residential Subsidized Non-subsidized Non-subsidized Off Grid Subsidized 11

12 Superior Technology CdTe Attributes: Superior light absorption properties Suited for robust / high volume manufacturing Capable of relatively high efficiency, stable modules Available in TW level production quantities Optimal Semiconductor Material 12

13 Superior Technology Process technology created in reaching high scale production: Over 90 U.S. / foreign patents granted and pending Substantial trade secrets / know-how surrounding process, device design and product packaging Proprietary equipment designs Exclusive relationships with key vendors 13

14 Superior Technology First Solar s technology is early in the maturation cycle and has significant headroom for continued efficiency improvements Efficiency Improvement: Plan / Potential Theoretical efficiencies equivalent to poly crystalline silicon devices 16.5% NREL Cell Efficiency 14.5% First Solar Cell Efficiency Efficiency programs in place in excess of plan requirements Current Collection Carrier Transport Light Collection Baseline Program Plan Program Potential 14

15 Superior Technology Proven track record of translating development programs into higher production conversion efficiencies 400, , , ,000 Modules Produced Conversion Efficiency 11.0% 10.0% 9.0% 200, % 150, ,000 50, % 6.0% 0 Q3'01 Q4'01 Q1'02 Q2'02 Q3'02 Q4'02 Q1'03 Q2'03 Q3'03 Q4'03 Q1'04 Q2'04 Q3'04 Q4'04 Q1'05 Q2'05 Q3'05 Q4'05 Q1'06 Q2'06 Q3'06 Q4'06 5.0% 15

16 Manufacturing Excellence Infrastructure in place to support rapid and efficient growth in production volumes Proven replication in Ohio Continuous improvement methodologies 50MW Ohio Expansion successfully ramped in Q3 40% GM 175MW 275MW 100 Copy Smart replication process MW Ohio Base Plant Ohio Expansion German Facility Asia Facility 16

17 Capacity Expansion Plan Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Base Plant Ohio Expansion QUAL Ramp Germany Go Construction QUAL Ramp Asia Plant Go Construction QUAL Ramp Ohio Expansion: Ahead of schedule Upside on throughput, conversion efficiency and yield Achieved full utilization in August 17

18 Strong Market Position Channel strategy designed for sustainable market leadership Strong Market Position in Germany Deep Relationships with Leading Project Developers 18

19 Strong Market Position Long Term Contracts Objectives 103 MW 195 MW 262 MW 287 MW 320 MW 334 MW Repay new plant investment Strengthen competitive position Geographic market expansion Orig Contract Puts Excercised New w/volume 19

20 Strong Market Position Expanding geographically as markets become robust Italy Greece France South Korea Spain U.S. Germany 20

21 Strong Market Position Pricing strategy that maximizes risk-adjusted returns Strategy Price floor set by return on investment targets Currently long in the market for strategic reasons Sales Under Contract >1 GW ASP <25 MW <5 MW Contract Term (years) 21

22 Financial Model 20% RONA Q4 06 Target Gross margin (39.4%) 34.5% 40.2% 48.6% 35 40% 40% Operating Expense 78.0% 37.9% 29.4% 23.9% 8 12% 12% Production start-up 6.6% 6.6% 8.7% 7.5% 2 3% Operating margin (124%) (10.0%) 2.1% 17.2% 25% Stock Based Comp 8.4% 10.2% 8.8% 7.1% 2 4% 22

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24 Summary 1 Global Mass Market Opportunity 2 Superior Technology 3 Manufacturing Excellence 4 Strong Market Position 5 High Performing Team 6 Compelling Financial Model 24

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