Thread regarding First Solar Inc. layoffs

Layoffs 2017

The Outlook for FS looks bleak. Silicon Technology announcing efficiency improvements. Series 6 not scaling from dot cell. Proposed 18% efficiency not going to happen.

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Series 6? What happened to Series 5?

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Post ID: @49qsb+MrApnje

The future is cloudy for Series 6. Larger fill factor exposing design flaws in package. There was a reason original modules 600x1200....

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Post ID: @49pqm+MrApnje

Associates still leaving in droves.....Series 6 in jeopardy before it ramps up.

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Post ID: @45jqa+MrApnje

Concerns about Series 6 have led to associates leaving FS. Testing indicating package integrity suspect. Same problems with previous models reappearing on larger module.

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Post ID: @2Vwfc+MrApnje

No need for layoffs in Ohio

Employees leaving on their own...what's going on?

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Post ID: @2Pmjz+MrApnje

Short term gains...

Long term loss.....

Series 6 will implode if ever rolled out...

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Post ID: @24wjn+MrApnje

SunPower is just one example of a company that will make a solar panel more efficient than First Solar years before Series 6 launches. And if these competitors can match, or beat, First Solar's costs, the product upgrade could be a disaster before a panel is ever produced.

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Post ID: @1Lkob+MrApnje

The quiet before the storm.

Too heavy, dark soak, corrosion, long term instability.

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Post ID: @1Hqoa+MrApnje

Series 6 too heavy ...has same issues of previous series... moisture ingress ..etc ..etc... performance failure over time in field....

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Post ID: @1Didw+MrApnje

USA demand down, prices down. The numbers used to justify launch of Series 6 have changed significantly. What's the odds that this launch will be successful? Anyone still remember Series 5??

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Post ID: @1Apec+MrApnje

What's next for FS?? Rampant rumors that GE is going to save the day.

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Post ID: @1xejs+MrApnje

Insight of Series 6 showing inherent issues that plagued

Series 2,3 and 4 surfacing in long term testing? The future looks cloudy.

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Post ID: @12sny+MrApnje

Series 6....metal rails affixed to the module? This didn't work with Series 4, very doubtful it will work on a larger module.

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Post ID: @Zhiu+MrApnje

Another one bites the dust.....

Solarworld files bankruptcy.

Good news or bad news for FS. Series 6 can't come soon enough.

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Post ID: @Yflc+MrApnje

Suniva files bankruptcy....who might be next?

Series IV not panning out.

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Post ID: @Tgmk+MrApnje

Stock rising, optimism towards the future. Why are employees still leaving??

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Post ID: @Nfqa+MrApnje

FSLR banking on Series 6.

Too little, too late.

This time missing the target will cost them.

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Post ID: @Dopc+MrApnje

Recent setbacks in PBG give little optimism for long term success. Many key Associates leaving for long term security elsewhere.

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Post ID: @xmgi+MrApnje

Tesla/Panasonic raising the bar in the solar sector.

Can Series 6 seriously compete?

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Post ID: @ihqq+MrApnje

YieldCo for sale... Scrounging for cash to fund Series 6, or to fund bonuses for the higher ups. Just a matter of time.

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Post ID: @eugm+MrApnje

First Solar: Stay Away

Mar. 30, 2017 4:00 PM • FSLR

Summary

Net sales down 30% from the last quarter.

Multiple insider Form 4s selling granted stock options.

Longs nearing capitulation zone.

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Post ID: @7ssp+MrApnje

Bad news from the Whitehouse for the clean energy sector.

Stand up on your own merit or wither on the vine. Series 6 better pan out.

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Post ID: @6wbl+MrApnje

"Japanese company develops a solar cell with record-breaking 26%+ efficiency"

Reported a couple days ago.

Series 6 a little too late.

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Post ID: @2wdg+MrApnje

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