FC Bayern Munich Kicks Off a Solar Powered 2014

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It’s that time of the year again!

On the 22nd of August FC Bayern Munich kicked off the 2014-2015 Bundesliga season with a 2-1 win over Wolfsburg. It will be mathematically difficult for the club to exceed its extraordinary results of last season, when it won its 10th so-called “double,” by taking the German Championship and the German Cup. However, the squad will have a little extra power in 2014, thanks to a new 29.2kWp solar installation on the roof of the training hall at the FC Bayern München headquarters…


Sustainability at the 2014 FIFA World Cup

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup™ has already been praised as one of the greatest ever. It was powered by frequent goals, drama, shocking match results – and even solar energy. Now that the final numbers have been tallied and the results are in, we wanted to report back on our commitment to becoming the world’s first carbon neutral FIFA sponsor, as well as on the larger impact of our FIFA World Cup sponsorship.
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Mia Hamm: How I Scored with Solar

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My journey from the soccer field to the solar arena.

I’ve always counted representing my country as a leader of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team and raising three children with my husband, Nomar Garciaparra, as the most important milestones in my life. As a professional athlete, playing soccer is a huge part of my identity — and as a mom, I want to ensure that future generations are able to enjoy the same fields, air, and natural environment that have meant so much to me. Every time I see…

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中国 • 英利 • 光伏入户

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For those estimated three billion people watching or planning to watch this year’s FIFA World Cup™, you may notice something slightly unusual: Chinese characters on the high-profile perimeter boards surrounding the football pitches.

So what’s the deal? Why now? And what do the advertisements say?

First, it’s important to remember than Mandarin Chinese is the most commonly spoken language in the world, familiar to roughly 15% to 20% of the world’s population. It’s also important to note that football is an incredibly popular sport in China and for Chinese people…


Solar on the World Stage

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Tomorrow, the world will turn its attention to Brazil for the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM. Thirty-two teams, representing 32 countries, will come together to compete for one of the most coveted titles in sports. More than three billion people, or roughly half of the world’s population, are expected to tune in for at least some portion of the tournament.

As a sponsor of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, our goal is simple: to show the world that solar technology is ready to solve our planet’s energy…

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14 Reasons We’re Excited for Solar in 2014

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Where will 2014 take the solar industry?

In the last couple of years, our industry faced historic challenges, but solar professionals and enthusiasts around the world persevered, joining together to make 2013 a year of unprecedented growth for solar. As we enter 2014, we’re proud to remain the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, with over 7 GW of installed capacity globally. No matter what challenges come our way, we are excited about the new opportunities for solar that lie ahead in 2014.

Here are the top 14 reasons why we…

Painting by Chinese artist Su Hanchen (苏汉臣 circa 1130–1160 AD)

Solar & Football: A Perfect Match

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We get asked all the time: why does Yingli Solar sponsor so many football events (like U.S. Soccer, FC Bayern Munich, and the FIFA World CupTM)? I mean really: what’s the connection between solar and football?  It isn’t always immediately obvious. While they may seem different on the surface, there are deep affinities between the world’s most popular game and the world’s most abundant energy resource. One of the reasons why football is the most commonly played sport in the world is that it’s so simple: all you need is…


And the Winner Is…

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Lilliana B. of El Paso, Texas! Congratulations for winning Yingli Solar’s All Under One Sun Photo Contest! Lilliana’s photo received the highest score among more than 2,000 photos submitted. She will receive two tickets to the opening match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil and a $2,000 travel stipend! Our “All Under One Sun” campaign challenged football fans to ‘power their favorite national football teams with their team spirit’ by submitting photos of themselves in their team’s colors to our contest microsite. The microsite received over 35,000 unique…