Yingli's audacious commitment will make a real difference to the event's environmental sustainability.
In 2010, Yingli Solar became the first renewable energy, and the first Chinese company in history, to sponsor the FIFA World Cup™. By joining a list of prestigious sponsors, the company answered FIFA's call to make the world's most popular sport not only a celebration of the game, but a sign of respect for the planet that we all inhabit.
Subsequently, in 2011, Yingli Solar became a sponsor of the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ and immediately set about making a positive impact. Just a year later Yingli revealed that in order to make the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ the most environmentally friendly of all time, the iconic and newly renovated Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro would be powered by solar energy.
Made possible through the Yingli's partnership with Light ESCO, EDF Consultoria (EDF) and the State of Rio de Janeiro, Yingli's audacious commitment will make a real difference to the event's environmental sustainability.