About Carbon Friendly Enterprises ~ CFE

Carbon Friendly Enterprises

Carbon Friendly Enterprises team of renewable engineers and energy specialists have over a century of combined experience delivering commercial to utility scale energy efficiency upgrade projects that deliver over 2.7 Giga Watt hours into the national Grid each year of renewable energy. CFE is a First Nations Australian Owned Company and delivering projects from Melbourne to Western Australia and has grown in capacity to assist in delivering your renewable energy, micro grid design and commercial to utility scale energy management needs Australia wide as required. 

CFE has been delivering world class projects for over a decade including over 300 grid connected PV Solar Systems. With national and international engineering and energy management accreditation we pride ourselves on being accurate with our data analysis while always performing as a Client Side Representative on every level and at every turn. For anything from monitoring energy use and energy auditing through to professional renewable energy installation of the right highly technical energy efficient equipment that will last the test of time. With CFE your work will be carried out by professionals who hold the highest credentials, experience and understanding of your large scale industry requirements and commercial needs.


As a First Nations Australian owned company we seek to walk gently on the land in a sustainable way.

We firmly believe that the water, the air, the land and the environment provide us with life by nourishing and sustaining us. Therefore it is vital that we collectively work together to ensure and improve the quality of these life giving elements for the future generations of all Australians.

At Carbon Friendly we have set a new standard in sustainable renewable energy operations and energy efficient systems to reduce, reuse, renew, refuse and recycle waste into energy that is unrivaled. Let us help you meet your Indigenous Procurement Policy (IPP), Reconciliation Action Plan, or Solar, Renewable Energy and Energy Management requirements. CFE can be found as a Certified member of both Supply Nation and Black Business Finder as well as being registered on the Industry Connection Network (ICN). 

Increasingly the government and the private sector are seeking to purchase goods and services from Australian Owned businesses inoder to capacity build within our own communities as each dollar invested into and circulated within our communities saves the government upto $8 according to a recent report. This is good for Australian businesses and good for Australian industry by integrating and introducing locally owned and operated businesses into private sector and government supply chains to make a real difference.

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Meet Our Management Team 

Rhonda Laifoo ~ Managing Director & CEO

Having years of experience on the board of directors and shareholder of two major companies delivering projects and providing high quality technical labour hire services from the Bowen Basin to WA since 2004. Prior to this Rhonda acquired experience in delivering indigenous employment and training across Nth Qld with Minniecon & Burke. Following this experience Rhonda helped to establish and build a labour hire company providing teams of engineering and highly skilled trades specialists to the mining industry in her previous board of directors and accounting role with many high profile clients such as BMA, UGL & Rio Tinto. Rhonda has since continued to establish and grow Carbon Friendly Enterprises CFE gaining international experience importing & delivering world class solar & LED energy efficiency solutions and managing solar installation teams having installed over 300 solar systems across Queensland since 2007 setting new levels in quality service, financial control and good governance in the renewable industry.

“As a First Nations Australian and mother I genuinely care about our life giving environment and believe that together we will make a difference for our future generations.”




Jemal Solo (ICEM) Regional Manager & Senior Electrical Supervisor

Internationally Certified Energy Manager, Clean Energy Council (CEC) Accreditation for On and Off Grid Solar/Wind/Microhydro, Member of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), Electrical Fitter /Mechanic (Special Class), Master Electricians Member & CFE Energy Management Consultant

“It is my personal mission to continue setting the benchmark in Australia for level of Renewable Energy service delivery to the Industrial & Mining sectors for energy efficient solutions, waste reduction and cost reduction benefits that will flow from them.”



Zim Solo (RPEQ) Project Director & Principal Engineer

National Engineering Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland, Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, Internationally Certified Energy Manager, Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Chartered Professional Engineer (Medical), Member of Institute of Engineers Australia, CertIV Project Management, Construction Engineer, Project Engineer, Project Director, Energy Management Consultant. Zim has also engaged in multiple international volunteer projects and was a founding member of the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Chapter and has delivered projects worldwide across 11 countries.

“Your projects will be successful by design, not by chance.” 

Zim has successfully demonstrated this through delivering a diverse portfolio of high rate of return, micro grid and energy efficient projects within the private, international and Government sectors with a 100% success rate.



Ron Kane ~ Senior Electrical Superintendent / Auditor

Senior Electrical Construction Manager, Senior Project Manager and OH&S Manager. Ron also holds a Cert IV in Hazardous Area Electrical (EEHA), Ceft IV ESI Generation Operations, WA "A" Class Electrical Lic, Qld "A" Class Electrical Lic, Vic "A" Class Electrical Lic and is a qualified OH&S Officer with an Associate Diploma in Project Management and an Advanced Certificate in Engineering with over 30 years of commercial, industrial and utility scale electrical experience.

"I have managed or supervised many major efficiency upgrade projects on HV, E&I and EEHA contracts on $100m+ “Green and Brownfield” projects involving the construction of Water Treatment Plants, 12 x Power Stations (Diesel, Coal, Gas, Oil, Hydro), Aluminum Refineries, Shipping Wharfs, HV/LV Switchyards and HV/LV Switchrooms and reticulation systems. I am now excited to be delivering cutting edge alternative and renewable technologies to make these industries more sustainable and to heal the earth." 



SM Hassan  ~ Electrical Engineer & Energy Policy Advisor

Masters of Energy Planning and Policy from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Hassan is an internationally accredited Electrical Engineer recognised by the Institute of Engineers Australia. Hassan has experience working with SIEMENS in the design of LED runway lighting system upgrades and current controlling regulators for multiple international airport projects. Also engaging as a volunteer for the education of the less privileged and fund raising that helped to educate over 300 kids. Hassan is now a CFE Electrical Engineering Energy Management Consultant, Project Coordinator & Energy Policy Advisor for commercial scale renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrade projects.

“With the ever increasing energy pricing & dangers of heavy metal and carbon emissions to our planet, renewable energy incorporated with energy efficiency measures can substantially reduce the cost of energy and help restore our environment.” 




Harley Baggow ~ Administration Accounting Trainee-ship

Business Administration and Accounting Trainee with history in the customer service industry as well as presenting on land and water care with a passion for the renewable energy industry.

“As a part of the upcoming generation, sustainability is significantly important to me. Educating and helping others to become more energy efficient has become a passion of mine as a First Nations Australian. I feel honored to be helping others economically and also fulfilling my duty in sustaining the land I know and love as a positive legacy for the many future generations for years to come.”




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