Yingli to supply solar PV modules for plant at World Cup stadium in Brazil

The PV plant is adjacent to parking lots at Arena Pernambuco. Image: Grupo Neoenergia
The PV plant is adjacent to parking lots at Arena Pernambuco. Image: Grupo Neoenergia

Yingli Green Energy Holding Co. Ltd. (Baoding, China) has supplied 1 MW of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules to Grupo Neoenergia SA (Rio de Janeiro) for a plant to supply electricity to a football stadium which will be used for 2014 FIFA World Cup Matches.

The fixed-tilt, ground mounted system is located on 15,000 square meters adjacent to the parking lots of Arena Pernambuco in a suburb or Recife, the capital of Pernambuco state. The system is projected to generate more than 1,500 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity annually and supply roughly 30% of the facility's electricity demand.

“We are thrilled to bring clean energy to the local Recife community and to the 2014 FIFA World Cup,” commented Yingli Chairman and CEO Liansheng Miao.

“Thanks to its prominent location next to the stadium this 1 MW project will raise the profile of solar energy considerably during the FIFA World Cup, helping to bring our message of affordable green energy to the people of Brazil and football fans worldwide.”


One of several PV plants at Brazilian football stadiums

When the stadium is not in use, electricity from the plant will be delivered to the local grid under Brazil's net metering policy.

PV plants have been built on a number of football stadiums in Brazil, including a 403 kW PV plant on Pituaçu Stadium in Salvador da Bahia and a 1.4 MW PV plant on a stadium in Belo Horizonte.


2014-03-25 | Courtesy: Yingli Green Energy; Image: Grupo Neoenergia | solarserver.com © Heindl Server GmbH

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