FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

KALETA PAUL J
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

FIRST SOLAR, INC. [ FSLR ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Genl Counsel & Secretary
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O FIRST SOLAR, INC., 350 WEST WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 600
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

2/24/2020
(Street)

TEMPE, AZ 85281-1244
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 2/24/2020  A  18020 (1)A$0 23834 D  
Common Stock 2/24/2020  F  8410 (2)D$50.59 15424 D  

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Represents the acquisition of shares of common stock issued upon the vesting of the performance share units granted on March 7, 2017, which performance share unit awards were subject to vesting over an approximately three-year performance period contingent upon the achievement of certain performance objectives.
(2) Represents shares of common stock withheld by the issuer to satisfy certain tax withholding obligations with the vesting of the performance share units.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
KALETA PAUL J
C/O FIRST SOLAR, INC.
350 WEST WASHINGTON ST., SUITE 600
TEMPE, AZ 85281-1244


EVP, Genl Counsel & Secretary

Signatures
/s/ Jason E. Dymbort, attorney-in-fact2/26/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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