2010 World Cup gets a little Greener

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a leading solar energy company and one of the world’s largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, has just announced a partnership with FIFA to become an official sponsor of the 2010 World Cup.

Yingli will be the first renewable energy company to sponsor a World Cup.  It is also the first Chinese company to ink a global partnership deal with FIFA.

By joining the list of prestigious FIFA World Cup sponsors, Yingli
Green Energy is answering FIFA’s call to make the world’s most popular sport not only a celebration of the game, but also a sign of respect for the planet that we inhabit.

According to Sepp Blatter, Yingli will support twenty of the event facilities by providing solar panels and renewable energy technologies.  Jerome Valcke, Secretary General of FIFA, said “I am very excited to welcome such a world-leading renewable energy company and the first Chinese company to the FIFA family. We are looking forward to sharing ideas on how to go about making the world greener and cleaner through the love of football.”

Liansheng Miao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yingli Green
Energy, commented, “This sponsorship also signifies our response to the growing global demand to create a greener world through renewable energy. We are proud of our mission and the steps we are taking to make solar power an enduring and cost-effective technology for all humankind.”