Yingli

Yingli Solar

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.

 

This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

Liansheng Miao,

Yingli Green Energy Chairman and CEO

Sun Power

Yingli's plan to power the Maracana Stadium with solar energy created tremendous interest in their Commercial Display.

“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to supply the most recognisable stadium in Brazil, and to work with two of the pre-eminent leaders of electricity generation and solar power in the country,” explained Yingli Green Energy Chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao. “Brazil is an important emerging market for Yingli, and we will continue to grow our presence here as the country's solar energy potential blossoms.”

Yingli Solar also understands that little things can make all the difference at such a huge tournaments. At the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013, for instance, the company introduced a Meeting Point and Commercial Display outside the stadium in Rio de Janeiro, as well as a highly popular solar charging station in the media centre - just ask any journalist how vital it is that there is somewhere to charge your phone and laptop!