FIFA World Cup
As a sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™, Yingli Solar will bring solar energy to the world stage.
One of the biggest stars of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil will certainly be The Sun. For the first time, the Final Match of the FIFA World Cup will be powered by solar energy, as a combined more than 1MW of Yingli Solar panels are now powering Arena Pernambuco and Maracanã Stadium in Brazil.
Maracanã Stadium’s Solar Installation (Rio de Janiero, Brazil)
Since the 1950 FIFA World Cup, Maracanã Stadium has been renowned as one of football’s most iconic venues. Thanks to recent renovations, including a 390kW solar installation, South America’s largest stadium may now become famous for its sustainability initiatives.
Arena Pernambuco’s Solar Installation (Recife, Brazil)
Home to five matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Arena Pernambuco is now powered with clean energy from a 1MW solar power plant. The unique ground-mounted solar installation, the first solar power plant for the Brazilian State of Pernambuco, contains more than 3,650 high-efficiency Yingli Solar panels.
We’re excited to once again bring solar to the global stage at the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. In 2010, Yingli Solar became the first renewable energy and the first Chinese company in history to sponsor the FIFA World Cup. Learn more on the Yingli Solar Blog about why solar and football make a perfect match.