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Tempe-based First Solar to lay off 150 workers

May 6, 2013

Tempe-based First Solar Inc. plans to lay off about 150 North American workers in the next few weeks as it continues to restructure its global operations, officials said during a conference call Monday. The company has been struggling as the price of polysilicon decreases, making solar panels made by its competitors less expensive. First Solar does not use the same polysilicon in its panels as most traditional solar panels, and has the least expensive solar panels on the market.

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