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First Solar's top competitors include SolarEdge, IXYS, Power Integrations and Vicor.
First Solar
First Solar
First Solar is a provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) energy solutions.
SolarEdge
SolarEdge
SolarEdge is a company provides distributed solar power harvesting and module-level photovoltaic (PV) monitoring solutions.
IXYS
IXYS
IXYS is a leading provider of power semiconductors and integrated circuits technologies.
Power Integrations
Power Integrations
Power Integrations, Inc., is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion.
Vicor
Vicor
Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems used in the aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, and vehicles and transportation markets.
Founding Date
Founding Date
2003
Founding Date
2006
Founding Date
1983
Founding Date
1998
Founding Date
1981
Type
Type
Public
Type
Public
Type
Subsidiary
Type
Public
Type
Public
Tags
Locations
Locations
Tempe, US HQ
Nyngan, AU
Sydney, AU
Sydney, AU
Brussel, BE
Mz, DE
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Locations
Herzliya, IL HQ
East Melbourne, AU
Shanghai, CN
Lyon, FR
München, DE
Bengaluru, IN
Treviso, IT
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Locations
Milpitas, US HQ
Locations
San Jose, US HQ
Ottawa, CA
Locations
Andover, US HQ
Employees
Employees
6,40056% increase
Employees
1,73772% increase
Employees
N/A
Employees
6622% increase
Employees
970
Valuation ($)
Valuation ($)
5.3 b
Valuation ($)
5.4 b
Valuation ($)
N/A
Valuation ($)
3.1 b
Valuation ($)
2.1 b
Twitter followers
Twitter followers
28.5 k
Twitter followers
20.4 k
Twitter followers
829
Twitter followers
511
Twitter followers
1 k
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
12
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
66
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
4
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
5
Number of tweets (last 30 days)
4
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
4.8
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
2.7
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
N/A
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
1.2
Average likes per tweet (last 30 days)
1
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
100%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
87.88%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
N/A
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
100%
Percentage of tweets with engagement (last 30 days)
75%
Alexa Website Rank
Alexa Website Rank
456670
Alexa Website Rank
12286
Alexa Website Rank
702793
Alexa Website Rank
326506
Alexa Website Rank
282099

Financial

Revenue (est.)
Revenue (est.)
$2.2b (FY, 2018)
Revenue (est.)
$937.2m (FY, 2018)
Revenue (est.)
$322.1m (FY, 2017)
Revenue (est.)
$416m (FY, 2018)
Revenue (est.)
$291.2m (FY, 2018)
Cost of goods
Cost of goods
$1.9b (FY, 2018)
Cost of goods
$618m (FY, 2018)
Cost of goods
$216.5m (FY, 2017)
Cost of goods
$201.2m (FY, 2018)
Cost of goods
$152.2m (FY, 2018)
Gross profit
Gross profit
$392.2m (FY, 2018)
Gross profit
$319.2m (FY, 2018)
Gross profit
$105.6m (FY, 2017)
Gross profit
$214.8m (FY, 2018)
Gross profit
$139m (FY, 2018)
Net income
Net income
$144.3m (FY, 2018)
Net income
$128m (FY, 2018)
Net income
$21.3m (FY, 2017)
Net income
$70m (FY, 2018)
Net income
$31.7m (FY, 2018)

Operating

Patents (Foreign)
Patents (Foreign)
N/A
Patents (Foreign)
45 (FY, 2018)
Patents (Foreign)
N/A
Patents (Foreign)
473 (FY, 2016)
Patents (Foreign)
N/A
Patents (US)
Patents (US)
N/A
Patents (US)
102 (FY, 2018)
Patents (US)
N/A
Patents (US)
682 (FY, 2016)
Patents (US)
N/A

Funding

Total funding raised
Total funding raised
$ 427.7m
Total funding raised
$ 117.8m
Total funding raised
N/A
Total funding raised
N/A
Total funding raised
N/A
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SolarEdge
HQ
Herzliya, IL
Employees
1,737

SolarEdge is a company provides distributed solar power harvesting and module-level photovoltaic (PV) monitoring solutions.

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IXYS
HQ
Milpitas, US

IXYS is a leading provider of power semiconductors and integrated circuits technologies.

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Power Integrations
HQ
San Jose, US
Employees
662↑ 2% increase

Power Integrations, Inc., is the leading supplier of high-voltage analog integrated circuits for energy-efficient power conversion.

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Vicor
HQ
Andover, US
Employees
970

Vicor Corporation designs, manufactures and markets modular power components and complete power systems used in the aerospace and defense electronics, enterprise and high performance computing, industrial equipment and automation, telecommunications and network infrastructure, and vehicles and transportation markets.

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