Our Team

Our Team consist of high-profile experts and thought leaders in multi-disciplinary fields making Carbon Friendly Enterprises (CFE) a Think Tank and Problem-Solving Hub in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector.

Rhonda Laifoo ~  CEO & CFO

Starting off in labour recruitment and having years of experience on the board of directors of two major companies delivering projects and providing high quality technical & engineering services from the Bowen Basin to WA since 2004  – setting new levels in quality service in good economic and environmental governance via the renewable industry.

“I believe that together we can and will make a positive difference for our future generations through energy efficiency and renewable energy.”



Jemal Solo ~ General Manager & Senior Electrical Superintendent

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. Extensive experience in major infrastructure and construction projects in New South Wales and Queensland.

“It is my personal mission to continue setting the benchmark in Australia for the best quality energy efficiency and renewable energy service delivery installed to a heavy industrial & mining standard and providing the best possible energy efficient solutions, waste reduction strategies and cost reduction benefits that will flow from them.”



Zim Solo ~ Project Director & Principal Engineer

National Engineering Registered Professional Engineer (RPEG) of Queensland, Member of the Association of Energy Engineers, Internationally Certified Energy Manager, Chartered Professional Engineer (Mechanical), Chartered Professional Engineer (Bio-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 Supervisor / WHSO / 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 excited to be delivering cutting edge alternative energy and renewable technologies to help support these Australian industries to be more sustainable, environmentally friendly and economically resilient by remaining competitive in the international marketplace.” 



H.S  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 Airport runway lighting system projects and power quality controlling regulator projects for multiple international 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

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.”