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First Solar Powered World Cup

Posted on: July 2nd, 2014 No Comments

FIFA World Cup grows in popularity with Americans due to recent success by the USA team. Solar power also grows in popularity within the FIFA community in Brazil.

There are 12 stadium venues in the tournament, three are currently equipped with solar photovoltaic (PV) installations, and more are currently in the works. The Martifer stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, will be the first solar powered World Cup finals match. The stadium currently supplies a 1.4 MW from its rooftop installation.

Martifer Stadium by pv-magazine.com

Once the 2014 games have concluded, 3 of the existing stadiums will commence building PV systems. The additional PV panels will supply excess energy to power an estimated 2,000 Brazilian households per day. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited,the carbon neutral sponsor for the FIFA 2014 World Cup, will supply 400 to 600 kilowatt (KW) of solar power to a project that is slated to be among the largest solar energy installation system in Brazil.

The World Cup brings together athletes from around the globe to be their best and show it. Companies from China, Portugal and other countries have collaborated in Brazil to show that clean sustainable energy can power and improve the quality of life though sun, sports, and passion.

Yingli Green Deepens Solar Imprint with FIFA: www.Nasdaq.com
Solar Powers Brazil’s World Cup: www.pv-magazine.com

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