A key figure provided by the company was the manufacturing efficiency increase. First Solar believes it will cost $0.40 per watt by 2017, sharply lower than the $0.63 – $0.66 forecast for 2013. This metric is important: only the lowest cost producer in the industry is expected to thrive in the solar energy marketplace.For the month, First Solar is up 38%, slightly down from a 48% intra-day peak when the guidance was announced.
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