From the Q4 cc, Doug Williams stated, "Moving on to BG-12, the team is aggressively working on regulatory submissions for BG-12 and we plan to file with the FDA and EMA in the first half of this year (2012)."
Great it seems they are ahead of schedule! Later in the call, it was stated that they are hoping for BG-12 launch in the first half of 2013.
I think you missed the bottom of this PR. This company is starting to show a major slowdown in near term.The world's most valuable solar company, which has been hit by falling renewable energy subsidies in top market Europe, also said it will idle half of its production capacity in Frankfurt (Oder), starting March 1.
"To minimize the impact on our 1,200 associates there, we plan to evenly divide shifts amongst the workforce and have applied to German authorities for temporary short-time support. We intend to meet demand in the EU with production from our German factory," a First Solar spokesman said in Germany.
The German factory's capacity is about 500 megawatt (MW). About 46 percent of the company's 2010 net sales came from the country.
Shares of the Tempe, Arizona-based company, which had rallied 45 percent so far this year through Thursday's close, shed 10.4 percent to $43.91 in late trading.