Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that Redback first started with three staff in Brisbane. However, due to the partnership and support from the Queensland Government, UQ, and the solar industry and private sector investors, the firm was able to increase its staff to 54, which includes 47 at its head office in Brisbane.
Premier Palaszczuk said, “Businesses like Redback have contributed to the 94,5000 new Queensland jobs created since January 2015 – the equivalent of 100 new jobs every day.”
Premier Palaszczuk also mentioned that Redback is centered on establishing inexpensive, smart energy alternatives for business and residential customers. Redback has already developed an inverter and battery storage test facility in Brisbane.
There are currently 21 test systems and they provide a testbed for the latest hardware and software being created in Queensland and will provide on-site training of the national installer network as well.
She added, “Redback are at the forefront of demonstrating that battery storage technology is becoming more affordable and highlighting opportunities for battery storage and intelligent energy management technologies for secure and affordable energy.”
According to Innovation Minister Leeanne Enoch, Redback already had two fundings from the government with a total funding of $1.96 million. She also said that the firm had received fellowship grants so the staff and resources could boost the development of smart grid capabilities.
Philip Livingston, the Managing Director of Redback Technologies, expressed, “Redback’s intelligent energy management solutions provide customers and businesses with the technologies that enable a reduction in energy costs and the increased integration of renewables into the grid. Redback’s success would not have been possible without the fantastic support of the Queensland Government and their leadership within the renewable energy industry in this State.”
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