26 April 2017

AUSTRALIA, Wednesday 26th April, 2017: Renewable energy business Redback Technologies has just joined as the newest member company of The Australian Power Institute (API). Redback Technologies’ Managing Director; Philip Livingston, has also joined the API Board of Directors. With API’s mission to provide quality engineering graduates to the energy industry, API is looking for input from Redback Technologies to help reinvigorate its initiatives and encourage new energy innovations within its remit.

Redback Technologies’ focus on the development of advanced, low cost solar power for residential and commercial users is in line with API’s vision to build a sustainable, agile energy future. 

Mike Griffin, Chief Executive, API, said that after seeing a flattening in power engineering graduates, the board is looking to Redback Technologies for some fresh thinking on how they can attract and support students entering the industry. 

“With job opportunities stabilising from the large energy providers and the Distribution and Network Service Providers, the Board is seeking Redback Technologies input to open up new opportunities and educate graduates on the alternative options that are now possible and already out there.

“Bringing renewable energy perspectives will ensure the API continues to provide a sustainable supply of power engineering professionals with contemporary skills, capable of transforming our energy future.”

“As the industry transitions to renewables and solar adoption continues to increase across the country, it is important to ensure this sector has a pipeline of highly skilled professional work force. We take it as our duty at Redback Technologies to aid in building the cleantech ecosystem to drive increased employment and competitive advantage for both Queensland as well as greater Australia,” Phil Livingston said.

About Redback Technologies

Redback Technologies is a technology company focused on the development of advanced, low cost solar solutions for residential and commercial users. Redback Technologies’ market leading integrated hardware and software technologies capture, store and manage solar energy, providing accelerated return on investment. More information can be found at: http://redbacktech.com/

About API

API's contribution is to ensure a sustainable supply of innovative, agile power engineering professionals equipped with contemporary skills to transform and sustain Australia’s energy future through initiatives focused on:

  • Providing a sustainable supply of quality power engineering graduates to Energy Industry;
  • Facilitating a strong power engineering education platform for undergraduate students and existing industry professionals;
  • Coordinating industry and university innovation initiatives & research;
  • Expanding membership and providing value for members;
  • Supporting the Techincal and Commercial Success of Member Companies 

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