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ALDI backs UNSW Sunswift Racing in World Solar Challenge

ALDI Australia has announced its sponsorship of UNSW Sunswift Racing as it vies for first place in the 2023 World Solar Challenge.

Sunswift Racing, who have participated in the bi-yearly event since its first race in 1997, are said to be at the forefront of solar technology.

The World Solar challenge, taking place between 22 and 29 October for a global audience of 25 million, will see the Sunswift team race a specially designed and built vehicle, powered solely by the sun and “their wits”, across 3025km of outback terrain from Darwin to Adelaide.

UNSW Sunswift Racing Team Principal Professor Richard Hopkins says the team is thrilled to be partnering with ALDI Australia.

“We both share the same values towards sustainability and what better way to team up than joining us on our journey from Darwin to Adelaide for the 2023 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge,” he says.

ALDI Australia Sustainability Director Daniel Baker says sustainability is at the core of the retailer’s values and operations.

“It’s this focus that has seen ALDI become the only major Australian supermarket to fully power its operations using 100% renewable electricity, alongside a wealth of other sustainability achievements and commitments,” he says.

“We’re proud to support UNSW Sunswift Racing as they look to take out gold for Australia and promote the potential of innovation and renewable energy.”

Earlier this month, ALDI Australia released its ‘Making Sustainability Affordable’ report.

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