UNSW Solar Racing Team – Sunswift

The UNSW Solar Racing Team – Sunswift, is Australia's top solar car team. The team designs and build solar-powered cars to race in the biennial World Solar Challenge – a 3000km race from Darwin to Adelaide with competitors from across the globe. The project is entirely student-run and not-for-profit, and has been operating since 1996. In that time, Sunswift has produced five solar cars and has established an enviable track record, winning many prizes and breaking numerous world records.


Who are they?

Sunswift is a team of students from multiple engineering disciplines who share the same vision of a world powered by renewable energy. The team consists of the top engineering students from UNSW.

Sunswift is best known for our ground-breaking solar cars. They have competed in the biennial World Solar Challenge since 1996, and have broken numerous world records along the way, including the Guinness World Record for the fastest solar powered vehicle (held since 2011). Sunswift is passionate about the potential of renewable energy and pushing our technology to the edge. Ever since their humble beginnings, Sunswift has been constantly raising the bar for sustainable transportation. 

Support them

Sunswift is entirely student-led, not-for-profit and volunteer-based. Sunswift relies on donations and sponsorships to continue operating. If you would like to make a contribution to Sunswift, please click here.