Clipsal Solar’s Pulse app has won the Good Design Award Gold Accolade in the Digital Design category in recognition for outstanding design and innovation.

Designed in Australia, the Pulse app helps Australian consumers harness the power of energy data in the home and make better energy choices. The app has been recognised for excellence in design, using integrated IoT sensors to allow the user to easily monitor and control solar production, battery storage and consumption.

Pulse can articulate when and where homeowners use the most electricity — and what it’s costing them by using personalised data-driven insights to help them save on electricity bills in real time.

“We are thrilled to be the first home energy management app in Australia to win a Good Design Award for customer-facing technology,” Clipsal Solar CEO, Tracy Richardson said.

“We’re seeing the powerful benefits the Pulse app has every day for homeowners. To date we have saved our customers close to $1 million and there’s more to come. With the success of the app, we are excited to scale it even further by offering Pulse through other installation contractors so that more Australians can benefit from having Pulse in their home and hands.”

The Good Design Awards Jury commented, “Does the app answer the most important questions: how self-sufficient is my house, with solar? How much am I saving? What is using the most energy in my home? And the answer is yes, yes and yes. Sensible dashboard with essential information, well-organised, easy-to-understand information, not to mention constantly updated display of readings. This demystifies and educates, updates and informs really well.”

Off the back of the award win, Clipsal Solar will look to expand the customer base to those outside of its direct to customer business model, targeting all solar contractors to install the Pulse meter and onboard their customers with the Pulse app.