Horan & Bird, an energy company engaged AWS experts Flux7, to develop a complete end-to-end solution. Through an extensive evaluation, Flux7 engineers helped them select an inexpensive inter-enabled power monitoring gateway. Engineers wrote the entire software stack—from interfacing with the monitor to saving the data in the cloud to displaying the data and sending emails to customers. The overall aim was to improve customer engagement by informing them of the savings they earn from using solar panels, as well as disconnect the solar power of customers who are behind on their lease payments.
Meanwhile, also developing a white-label solution for other solar panel providers doing business throughout Australia. To do so, Flux7 combined AWS, SailWider and Power Gateway hardware with the client’s Python, Cassandra, Twitter Bootstrap, Celery, and Amazon SES software as well as Flux7’s DevOps-related technologies, Chef, Capistrano, Docker, and AWS CloudFormation. The combination of the overall solution with the client’s product and service portfolio created a powerful one-click dashboard that maximizes customer value using a unique blend of consultancy, innovation, and implementation.