Storm Clouds

Fahey, Jonathan
March 2009
Forbes Asia;3/16/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p66
The article focuses on First Solar Inc. It is stated that the solar industry is in a period of upheaval, battered by the credit crunch, slowing government subsidies and falling natural gas prices. Gordon Johnson, an analyst at Hapoalim Securities, says, from a technology perspective, solar is not hard to do. But First Solar has been a success story as it delivered growth and big, uninterrupted profits. Its success is attributed to Michael Ahearn, the company's reticent chief executive.


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