First Solar, Inc. XBRL Taxonomy Presentation Networks

-Network: (00 - Document - Document and Company Information)
-Document and Company Information [Abstract] {ID1}
Entity Registrant Name {ID2}
Entity Central Index Key {ID3}
Document Type {ID4}
Document Period End Date {ID5}
Amendment Flag {ID6}
Amendment Description {ID7}
Current Fiscal Year End Date {ID8}
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer {ID9}
Entity Voluntary Filers {ID10}
Entity Current Reporting Status {ID11}
Entity Filer Category {ID12}
Entity Public Float {ID13}
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding {ID14}
-Network: (01 - Statement - Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations)
-Statements of Operations [Abstract] {ID15}
-Statement [Table] {ID16}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID17}
Net sales {ID18}
Cost of sales {ID19}
Gross profit {ID20}
-Operating expenses: {ID21}
Research and development {ID22}
Selling, general and administrative {ID23}
Production start-up {ID24}
Total operating expenses {ID25}
Operating income {ID26}
Foreign currency gain {ID27}
Interest income {ID28}
Interest expense, net {ID29}
Other expense, net {ID30}
Income before income taxes {ID31}
Income tax expense {ID32}
Net income {ID33}
-Net income per share: {ID34}
Basic {ID35}
Diluted {ID36}
-Weighted-average number of shares used in per share calculations: {ID37}
Basic {ID38}
Diluted {ID39}
-Network: (02 - Statement - Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets)
-Balance Sheets [Abstract] {ID40}
-Statement [Table] {ID41}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID42}
-Assets {ID43}
-Current assets: {ID44}
Cash and cash equivalents {ID45}
Marketable securities- current {ID46}
Restricted cash and investments - current {ID47}
Accounts receivable, net {ID48}
Inventories - current {ID49}
Economic development funding receivable {ID50}
Deferred tax asset, net - current {ID51}
Prepaid expenses and other current assets {ID52}
Total current assets {ID53}
Property, plant and equipment, net {ID54}
Project assets - noncurrent {ID55}
Deferred tax asset, net - noncurrent {ID56}
Marketable securities - noncurrent {ID57}
Restricted cash and investments-noncurrent {ID58}
Investment in related party {ID59}
Goodwill {ID60}
Inventories - noncurrent {ID61}
Other assets - noncurrent {ID62}
Total assets {ID63}
-Current liabilities: {ID65}
Accounts payable {ID66}
Income tax payable {ID67}
Accrued expenses {ID68}
Current portion of long-term debt {ID69}
Other liabilities - current {ID70}
Total current liabilities {ID71}
Accrued collection and recycling liabilities {ID72}
Long-term debt {ID73}
Other liabilities - noncurrent {ID74}
Total liabilities {ID75}
-Stockholders' equity: {ID76}
Common stock, $0.001 par value per share; 500,000,000 shares authorized; 84,633,454 and 81,596,810 shares issued and outstanding at June 27, 2009 and December 27, 2008, respectively {ID77}
Additional paid-in capital {ID78}
Contingent consideration {ID79}
Accumulated earnings {ID80}
Accumulated other comprehensive loss {ID81}
Total stockholders' equity {ID82}
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity {ID83}
-Network: (021 - Statement - Codensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Parenthetical))
-Balance Sheets (Parenthetical) [Abstract] {ID84}
-Statement [Table] {ID85}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID86}
Common stock, par value {ID87}
Common stock, shares authorized {ID88}
Common stock, shares issued {ID89}
Common stock, shares outstanding {ID90}
-Network: (03 - Statement - Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows)
-Statements of Cash Flows [Abstract] {ID91}
-Statement [Table] {ID92}
-Statement [Line Items] {ID93}
-Cash flows from operating activities: {ID94}
Cash received from customers {ID95}
Cash paid to suppliers and associates {ID96}
Interest received {ID97}
Interest paid {ID98}
Income taxes (paid) received, net of refunds {ID99}
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation arrangements {ID100}
Other operating activities {ID101}
Net cash provided by operating activities {ID102}
-Cash flows from investing activities: {ID103}
Purchases of property, plant and equipment {ID104}
Purchases of marketable securities {ID105}
Proceeds from maturities of marketable securities {ID106}
Proceeds from sales of marketable securities {ID107}
Investment in note receivable {ID108}
Increase in restricted investments {ID109}
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired {ID110}
Investment in project assets - noncurrent {ID111}
Other investing activities {ID112}
Net cash used in investing activities {ID113}
-Cash flows from financing activities: {ID114}
Proceeds from issuance of common stock {ID115}
Repayment of long-term debt {ID116}
Proceeds from issuance of debt, net of issuance costs {ID117}
Excess tax benefit from share-based compensation arrangements {ID118}
Proceeds from economic development funding {ID119}
Other financing activities {ID120}
Net cash provided by financing activities {ID121}
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents {ID122}
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents {ID123}
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period {ID124}
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period {ID125}
-Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing and financing activities: {ID126}
Property, plant and equipment acquisitions funded by liabilities {ID127}
-Network: (0601 - Disclosure - Basis of Presentation)
-Basis of Presentation [Abstract] {ID128}
Basis of Presentation {ID129}
-Network: (0602 - Disclosure - Summary of Significant Accounting Policies)
-Summary of Significant Accounting Policies [Abstract] {ID130}
Summary of Significant Accounting Policies {ID131}
-Network: (0603 - Disclosure - Recent Accounting Pronouncements)
-Recent Accounting Pronouncements [Abstract] {ID132}
Recent Accounting Pronouncements {ID133}
-Network: (0604 - Disclosure - Acquisition)
-Acquisition [Abstract] {ID134}
Acquisition {ID135}
-Network: (0605 - Disclosure - Goodwill and Intangible Assets)
-Goodwill and Intangible Assets [Abstract] {ID136}
Goodwill and Intangible Assets {ID137}
-Network: (0606 - Disclosure - Cash and Investments)
-Cash and Investments [Abstract] {ID138}
Cash and Investments {ID139}
-Network: (0607 - Disclosure - Restricted Cash and Investments)
-Restricted Cash and Investment [Abstract] {ID140}
Restricted Cash and Investment {ID141}
-Network: (0608 - Disclosure - Consolidated Balance Sheet Details)
-Consolidated Balance Sheet Details [Abstract] {ID142}
Consolidated Balance Sheet Details {ID143}
-Network: (0609 - Disclosure - Derivative Financial Instruments)
-Derivative Financial Instruments [Abstract] {ID144}
Derivative Financial Instruments {ID145}
-Network: (0610 - Disclosure - Fair Value Measurement)
-Fair Value Measurement [Abstract] {ID146}
Fair Value Measurement {ID147}
-Network: (0611 - Disclosure - Related Party Transactions)
-Related Party Transactions [Abstract] {ID148}
Related Party Transactions {ID149}
-Network: (0612 - Disclosure - Notes Receivable)
-Notes Receivable [Abstract] {ID150}
Notes Receivable {ID151}
-Network: (0613 - Disclosure - Debt)
-Debt [Abstract] {ID152}
Debt {ID153}
-Network: (0614 - Disclosure - Commitments and Contingencies)
-Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract] {ID154}
Commitments and Contingencies {ID155}
-Network: (0615 - Disclosure - Share Based Compensation)
-Shares-Based Compensation [Abstract] {ID156}
Share-Based Compensation {ID157}
-Network: (0616 - Disclosure - Income Taxes)
-Income Taxes [Abstract] {ID158}
Income Taxes {ID159}
-Network: (0617 - Disclosure - Net Income per Share)
-Net Income Per Share [Abstract] {ID160}
Net Income per Share {ID161}
-Network: (0618 - Disclosure - Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss))
-Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) [Abstract] {ID162}
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Income (Loss) {ID163}
-Network: (0619 - Disclosure - Statement of Cash Flows)
-Statement of Cash Flows [Abstract] {ID164}
Statement of Cash Flows {ID165}
-Network: (0620 - Disclosure - Segment Reporting)
-Segment Reporting [Abstract] {ID166}
Segment Reporting {ID167}
-Network: (0621 - Disclosure - Subsequent Events)
-Subsequent Events [Abstract] {ID168}
Subsequent Events {ID169}