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 *

DeJong Philip
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)
Chief Operating Officer
(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

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

3/6/2020
(Street)

TEMPE, AZ 85281
(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 3/6/2020  M  2780 (1)A$0 17657 D  
Common Stock 3/6/2020  F  1169 (2)D$43.37 16488 D  
Common Stock 3/6/2020  M  3894 (3)A$0 20382 D  
Common Stock 3/6/2020  F  1638 (2)D$43.37 18744 D  
Common Stock 3/7/2020  M  7662 (4)A$0 26406 D  
Common Stock 3/7/2020  F  3222 (2)D$43.37 23184 D  
Common Stock 3/8/2020  M  4333 (5)A$0 27517 D  
Common Stock 3/8/2020  F  1823 (2)D$43.37 25694 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
Restricted Stock Units  (6)3/6/2020  M     2780   (7) (7)Common Stock 2780 $0 5560 D  
Restricted Stock Units  (6)3/6/2020  M     3894   (8) (8)Common Stock 3894 $0 11680 D  
Restricted Stock Units  (6)3/7/2020  M     7662   (9) (9)Common Stock 7662 $0 7661 D  
Restricted Stock Units  (6)3/8/2020  M     4333   (10) (10)Common Stock 4333 $0 0 D  

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Represents shares of common stock issued upon vesting of 25% of the restricted stock units granted on March 6, 2018.
(2) Represents shares of common stock withheld by the Issuer to satisfy certain tax withholding obligations with the vesting of the restricted stock units.
(3) Represents shares of common stock issued upon vesting of 25% of the restricted stock units granted on March 6, 2019.
(4) Represents shares of common stock issued upon vesting of 25% of the restricted stock units granted on March 7, 2017.
(5) Represents shares of common stock issued upon vesting of 25% of the restricted stock units granted on March 8, 2016.
(6) Each restricted stock unit represents the right to receive, upon vesting, one share of the Issuer's common stock in accordance with the Issuer's 2015 Omnibus Incentive Compensation Plan.
(7) The restricted stock units were granted on March 6, 2018 as part of the Issuer's annual equity grant to executive officers. These units are scheduled to vest annually at a rate of 25% on each anniversary of the grant date, commencing on the first anniversary of the grant date.
(8) The restricted stock units were granted on March 6, 2019 as part of the Issuer's annual equity grant to executive officers. These units are scheduled to vest annually at a rate of 25% on each anniversary of the grant date, commencing on the first anniversary of the grant date.
(9) The restricted stock units were granted on March 7, 2017 as part of the Issuer's annual equity grant to executive officers. These units are scheduled to vest annually at a rate of 25% on each anniversary of the grant date, commencing on the first anniversary of the grant date.
(10) The restricted stock units were granted on March 8, 2016 as part of the Issuer's annual equity grant to executive officers. These units are scheduled to vest annually at a rate of 25% on each anniversary of the grant date, commencing on the first anniversary of the grant date.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
DeJong Philip
C/O FIRST SOLAR, INC.
350 WEST WASHINGTON ST., STE 600
TEMPE, AZ 85281


Chief Operating Officer

Signatures
/s/ Jason E. Dymbort, attorney-in-fact3/10/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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