First Solar is a leading global provider of comprehensive photovoltaic (PV) solar energy solutions, with more than 20 gigawatts (GW) produced and installed worldwide. The Kulim facility – our largest high-technology manufacturing site – produces First Solar’s advanced thin film PV modules for applications around the world. In 2018, First Solar Kulim began retooling for the launch of our new Series 6 module technology, with annualized production capacity of 1.2GW in 2018.
The Kulim facility employs approximately 3,000 local associates, providing the Kedah, Malaysia community with reliable high-tech jobs that span the entire manufacturing spectrum. We are committed to manufacturing the industry’s best thin film PV modules while maintaining a safe and secure environment for our associates. Certified in Quality, Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety, the facility has a manufacturing injury rate well below the industry average.
First Solar Kulim has received several employer recognition awards, including the Prime Minister’s Hibiscus Award 2014/2015, the Malaysian Institute of HR Management (MIHRM) – Grand Award Employer of Choice 2018, and Human Resources Ministry Award 2018.