Jan 24, 2011 at 03:10 PM
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Yingli Solar Signs Another Big Soccer Deal

Yingli Green Energy, a solar energy company that dropped a heavy sum to sponsor the FIFA World Cup this past year, has signed another major soccer deal, this time becoming an official partner of one of the world's most well-known soccer clubs, FC Bayern Munich. The company has wasted no time, as an enormous announcement already appears at the header of the the company website, yinglisolar.com.

Yingli Green Energy's sponsorship agreement as FC Bayern Munich's official partner in the renewable energy category, which will run through the end of 2013/14 season will include ticketing and hospitality, advertising and media/public relations as well as the right to market and sell its solar products in the official FCB fan shops.

"We are excited to be an Official Premium Partner of FCB. FCB is one of the most successful football clubs in Germany and in the world. We look forward to working with FCB toward our common goal of creating a more sustainable future by providing our expertise in solar energy. With this sponsorship, we are happy to be even closer to our long-term partners and friends here in Germany. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those for their great support and trust in our brand Yingli Solar," said Dr. Jason Liu, Vice President of Yingli Green Energy.

"Furthermore, as many of you may know that our mission is to provide affordable green energy to everyone. As we get closer to grid parity, I am sure that we will be seeing more and more solar products on rooftops. By becoming an Official Premium Partner of FCB, we also wish to be even closer to our end customers. We believe that this is the right step to take to welcome solar energy's new era," Dr. Liu said.

"We would like to welcome Yingli Solar to the FC Bayern family. It truly marks a historical moment in FC Bayern's history to have a leading renewable energy company to become our Official Premium Partner. This is also a partnership to further enhance FC Bayern's dedication to society and a more sustainable future. Both our club and Yingli Solar share a common goal: Be socially and environmentally responsible in every decision we make for a better and greener world. We also look forward to utilizing Yingli Solar's expertise in the renewable energy area to see how we could make FC Bayern greener," said Mr. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Chairman of the Executive Board of FCB.