First Solar GmbH

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Registration as it was on 10 Oct 2023
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Overview

Lobbying Costs

300,000€ - 399,999€

Financial year: Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

1.25 Fte (3)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

2

High-level Commission meetings

2

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    First Solar GmbH

    EU Transparency Register

    675804943841-40 First registered on 12 Aug 2021

    Goals / Remit

    First Solar is a leading solar technology company and global provider of responsibly-produced eco-efficient solar modules advancing the fight against climate change. We are unique among the world’s ten largest solar manufacturers for being the only US-headquartered company and for not using a crystalline silicon (c-Si) semiconductor. Developed at R&D labs in California and Ohio, First Solar’s advanced thin film photovoltaic (PV) modules represent the next generation of solar technologies, providing a competitive, highperformance, lower-carbon alternative to conventional c-Si PV panels. From raw material sourcing and manufacturing through end-of-life module recycling, First Solar’s approach to technology embodies sustainability and a responsibility towards people and the planet.

    Main EU files targeted

    Green Deal & Green Deal Industrial Policy
    Industrial policy as it applies to PV manufacturing
    EU trade policy
    State Aid
    Ecodesign & other product policy applying to EEE
    Green Public Procurement
    EU chemicals & waste policy
    Sustainable finance

    Address

    Head Office
    350 W Washington St #600
    Tempe, AZ 85281
    UNITED STATES
    EU Office
    rue aux laines 68-72
    Bruxelles 1000 - 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    3

    Employment timeLobbyists
    75%1
    25%2

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    1.25

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    2 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 17 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Anja LANGE 28 Apr 2023 26 Apr 2024
    Pascal TIRTIAUX 14 Oct 2023 11 Oct 2024
    Mr Pascal TIRTIAUX 14 Oct 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Anja LANGE 28 Apr 2023 15 Apr 2024
    Ms Leah Charpentier 24 Feb 2023 27 Apr 2023
    Ms Leah Charpentier 26 Oct 2021 26 Oct 2022
    Alexander MAJER 21 Oct 2021 27 May 2022

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    SolarPower Europe https://www.solarpowereurope.org/
    PVthin https://pvthin.org/
    AmCham EU https://www.amchameu.eu/
    European Solar Manufacturing Council (ESMC) https://esmc.solar/

    Member organisations

    N/A First Solar has no members or affiliates

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2022 - Dec 2022

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    NameAmount
    fti consulting 10,000€ - 24,999€
    eppa 10,000€ - 24,999€

    Intermediaries for current year

    Name
    fti consulting
    gibson dunn & crutcher llp

    Closed year Costs

    300,000€ - 399,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    none

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development#Competitive European Industry: long-term and sustainable investment

    Communication activities

    N/A

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 31 Jan 2024 Location Webex
      Subject Solar industry
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Attending
      • Caroline Boeshertz (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
    • Date 09 Jun 2022 Location online
      Subject Issues within Competition portfolio.
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Attending
      • Lucia Bonova (Cabinet member)
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