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Product Design, Information Architecture, Creative Direction, Motion Design, User Interface Design, Illustration, Back-End Developement


Data Analysis, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning


Figma, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, Lottie, Python, HTML 5, CSS3, React Native

The Brief

Solar companies are spread out over a dozen enterprise applications, often resulting in misplaced data, higher costs, decreased productivity, and insufficient processes. PlugPV needed a sleeker, more effective central hub for their workforce. They wanted to take all of their tools and put them into a simple-to-use dashboard, so the business could focus on innovation, sales, and success.

The Challenge

Many solar tools have no APIs and don't allow their system to be iframed. Part of the challenge was to integrate a wide variety of platforms and tools into one place. Our team had to get deep into the sales process and the UX flow. We also had to make sure that it could be easily updated if tools changed and expanded to other departments beyond sales in the future.

 Three mobile phones featuring PlugPV sign-in page and step-by-step process

Our Approach

In addition to integrating with APIs supported by some of the solar tools, we built out a comprehensive, headless browser queue that programmatically manipulates web pages via a headless version of Chrome. In order to meet the dashboard demand of the PlugPV workforce, we had autoscaling policies in place to increase or decrease servers to take on work from the queue. The Outliant team aggregated data across all services in Elasticsearch for advanced analytics and segmentation.

External Services Integrated

Data Points Collected Everyday

External Services Integrated
Data Points Collected Everyday

The Metrics

About the Company

PlugPV is a premier solar energy and battery storage provider with more than 100 years of combined experience. They specialize in custom solar solutions for homeowners and small businesses. Their goal is to solve the energy dynamic in every home, making sure each client experiences a seamless and enjoyable transition to solar.