Zero Carbon

Challenge

Zero Carbon is a renewable energy company that aims to work for the transition of Pakistan into low carbon and energy independent state through the provision of cost-effective and energy-efficient turnkey solar solutions. They install solar grids and hence required an application that could monitor the functionality of the grid and provide different dashboards + functionalities to specific users such as the technicians, gird-owners, etc. The aim was to be able to monitor if the grid is working fine at all times and be alerted when or if something goes wrong.

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Process

I followed a 4 step process while designing and developing this application and those are listed as follows

  1. User Research - This is the primary and secondary research phase in which I take most of the time as compared to the other phases. In this phase, I tend to identify my users and get to know them and the market around where I perform a survey and do some literature review.  I interview my users and find out what they want and what are the pain points that they are currently facing with the existing product related to it if any.

  2. Low-fi Prototype and High-fi Prototype - After thorough brainstorming, I make a mood board and try to list all the features that I am going to include in the system. I also make lots of Low-fi prototypes, user journey mapping during this phase. I then tested my low-fi prototypes with the users to get their feedback and improve the existing designs before moving on to the high-fi prototyping which I do using Adobe Photoshop or Adobe XD.

  3. Development - In this phase, all the high-fi prototypes along with the functionality are implemented. 

  4. User Testing and Evaluation - The system is now ready to be tested by the users. I create tasks for them to perform and note how much time it took them to complete each task and the points where they were unable to perform any. I also take a pre and post-study questionnaire in which multiple functionalities of the system are rated by the users. This gives me more data to improve my system.

Solution

Zero Carbon - Pakistan’s first renewable energy company dedicated to accelerating the transition of the country into a low carbon economy, presents Zero Carbon's Online App. An advanced and extensive all in one solar app that enables the end-users to access, record, and analyze:

  • The import and export of energy

  • The amount of power yielded

  • Units of electricity produced

  • The amount of carbon emission reduced

  • The status & performance of the inverters

  • The current and forecast weather details

  • The site display


In addition, the app provides a comprehensive list of all the user’s PV sites, enabling them to conduct a holistic analysis of the overall performance.

Screens 

Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma
Simulator Screen Shot - iPhone 11 Pro Ma