Who is building the Future of Australian Energy – The Boots on the Ground behind Solar Farm Construction

/Who is building the Future of Australian Energy – The Boots on the Ground behind Solar Farm Construction
  • Day:

    10 April
  • Start Time:

    3:15 PM - 4:45 PM
  • Stream:

    Applied Energy Storage

Red Appointments has a good story to tell about past solar projects and what is happening moving forwards in the solar industry. We worked with the major contractors on both the Lakelands Solar Farm and the Collinsville Solar Farm in QLD. We have a “local first” employment focus and this was especially effective in Collinsville which was hit by Cyclone Debbie last year. We have seen lives turned around through employment opportunities. On each project we also try to stimulate Indigenous employment wherever possible and work with local JSPs to maximize the local positive side effects of these projects.

 

Details of total spend in wages, hours worked on projects, the number of solar panels involved, the number of MWs involved in total yearly projected production, number of workers, the uniquely constructed Red Appointments Solar team.

 

Red Appointments provides unique Industrial Relations advice and structuring to these firms to reduce their costs but still attract good Human Resources on the ground. We advise on managing and incentivizing employees to remain committed to the task and achieve production deadlines as well as see themselves as part of the future of renewable energy. The selection and sourcing process means we partner with contractors and solar farm builders to find the best human resources in the market and ensure success.

 

3 key takeaways from the presentation:
1. Positive economic and employment impact of solar (emphasizing how Collinsville workforce helped people find work post Cyclone Debbie)
2. Previous success in the Solar Industry
3. How correct Industrial Relations choices can lead to lower costs and a more productive workforce.