illu v0.5 is here, our biggest update yet!

3 min readMay 13, 2024

With this release, we are launching two separate versions of illu, including the brand new illu for Manufacturers and a revamped illu for Installers.

This new release allows for streamlined sharing of data and materials between OEMs and installers around install and documentation requirements, and provides x-ray vision on critical deployment data across all levels. Installers can now directly access full packs of Workflow Templates, such as our new Residential PV & Storage Best Practices.

Over the last year, we have seen the growing pains of scaling deployments for new and evolving cleantech hardware. That’s why we are here to help you scale deployments, not problems.

Manufacturer & Installer Versions of illu

OEMs rely on their installers to drive sales, and installers need high quality support from their hardware providers to achieve operational excellence. With illu, we are offering both.

With this release, manufacturers and installers now each get their bespoke version of the app, on the illu web portal and on mobile (iOS and Android), that is tailored to their specific needs.

Manufacturers and their installer network can now share documents, processes, and site data in a more streamlined way. Workflow Providers (OEMs, regulators, etc.) can create and version the processes they want followed and implemented in the field, while offering a simple tool for their installer network to efficiently document and share the execution data. Installers get instant access to ready-made-processes, saying goodbye to hours spent on documentation, and seamlessly share this data with their hardware vendors, eliminating extra office admin. It’s a win-win.

What this means in practice

OEMs & Regulators can

  • Define procedures and documentation requirements for their installer network
  • Manage a up-to-date database of installer teams and track their engagement
  • Track performance across installer crews, product SKUs, projects, and locations

Installers can

  • Instantly access ready-to-go processes and documentation from their hardware vendors
  • Access industry best practices for operational efficiency out-of-the-box
  • Skip arduous process creation and management
  • Mix and match Workflows to attach and stack on any Job

Workflow Template Packs for Residential PV & Storage

In addition, illu has strengthened our workflow library, adding in more highly requested workflows such as home qualification, and install completion documentation. We have revamped out Workflow Library to offer Workflow packages that you can easily request access to. For every package you subscribe to, you will always have access to any version updates or new workflows that are added.

  • Check out the workflow template pack here.
  • Request access directly into your illu accounts here.

As the industry continues to #electrifyallthethings and transition folks to clean energy, we don’t need teams reinventing the wheel.

By building a system for the creation and sharing of digitalized resources, our team at illu is working hard to make it easier for every crew to achieve operational efficiency, without spending hours editing SOPs, in training webinars, or searching for what they need in a manual.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. We are super excited to bring this to the cleantech sector and are only just getting started in tackling fundamental deployment blocks and soft cost inefficiencies. Do you want your hardware providers building illu Workflows for you? Let them know and get $100 when they sign up.

Please reach out to us at if you are interested to learn more — we can’t wait to share with you!




illu is a work management platform for teams deploying, operating, and maintaining distributed renewable energy (DRE) systems