HOMER International Microgrid Conference: Register Now for September Event!

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At the HOMER International Microgrid Conference, hundreds of attendees and speakers (including keynote speakers Cathy Zoi and Karl Rabago) from dozens of countries worldwide their knowledge and experience within grid-tied, remote, and off-grid environments. Early-bird registration is officially open for the 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, September 18 – 19 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Regular registration to the conference is $1200 but with our early bird discount, you save $200.

Upcoming Webinar Answers Your Questions About HOMER Pro Economics

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How does HOMER Pro®’s economic analysis help my organization? Whether you’re a current HOMER Pro user or considering the software, join us for this webinar with HOMER Energy Founder and CEO Peter Lilienthal and get an answer to this question, as well as specifics on questions like: Why does economics play such a central role in HOMER Pro? What would optimization mean without economics? Why should I understand tradeoffs, diminishing returns, and curtailments? […]

Optional (Bonus) 3rd Day of HIMC2017 Provides Intensive HOMER Pro Training

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On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, The HOMER International Microgrid Conference (HIMC2017) offers optional all-day HOMER Pro® training. Participants new to HOMER Pro, or who wish to take their understanding of HOMER Pro to a new level, can participate in a full day of training by HOMER Energy’s training staff. There are two tracks to choose from: Foundations of HOMER Pro will familiarize participants with HOMER Pro’s user interface and the simulation-optimization-sensitivity analysis paradigm to allow […]

HIMC2017 Agenda: On-grid, Off-grid, Islands, Alaska, & More

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The agenda for HIMC2017, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, September 18-20, 2017, promises to be the most robust, exciting, and relevant yet for this 5th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference. This year’s event focuses on “Microgrid Lessons from Global Markets,” including on- and off-grid applications, innovative technologies, economics, and specific case studies of Alaskan and island microgrid projects — all led by the most prominent experts in their fields. Following are […]

Move to Distributed, Renewable Power Inevitable, Even in Areas Served by Utilities

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New distributed energy technologies and business models bring many unprecedented choices in how we create and distribute power. There are three overarching questions, of course: Is this energy model resilient against power outages and grid failure? Is it socially and environmentally responsible? Does it benefit the bottom line?
We are no longer stuck with grid power that doesn’t provide a definitive “Yes!” answer to all three questions. 

Have it Your Way: The HOMER SaaS API

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I launched this “From the Founder” column last month and used it to go back to HOMER’s roots as a mechanism to serve the energy access world. This month, I want to continue the conversation about how to rapidly and efficiently help millions of people understand how distributed power systems work — at the opposite end of the spectrum. Specifically, I’m referring to companies and organizations that are serious about being competitive in […]

Leonics Renews HOMER Energy Component Partnership

Leonics, specializing in stand-alone photovoltaic (PV) distributed generation(DG) hybrid microgrid system equipment and design, has renewed its HOMER Energy Component Partnership, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to the rapidly growing microgrid market.As a HOMER Energy Component As a HOMER Energy Component Partner, Leonics adds its proven components to HOMER Pro for modeling the interactions of various microgrid components. Leonics can also custom design PCEs, hybrid controllers, and load controllers to comply with site-specific requirements. […]

XANT Renews HOMER Energy Component Partnership

XANT, which delivers energy solutions to remote area’s with state-of-the-art, mid-sized wind turbines, has renewed its HOMER Energy Component Partnership, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to the rapidly growing microgrid market. As a HOMER Energy Component Partner, XANT adds its tailored, mid-sized wind turbine components to HOMER Pro for modeling projects that enable farmers, industries, schools, villages and resorts to reduce energy costs anywhere in the world. Visit the XANT partner page to learn […]

Saft Renews HOMER Energy Component Partnership

Saft,  the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of high technology batteries for industry, has renewed its HOMER Energy Component Partnership, reaffirming the organization’s commitment to the rapidly growing microgrid market. As a HOMER Energy Component Partner, Saft adds its advanced modeling capabilities to HOMER Pro for modeling the interactions of various microgrid components and determining precise battery aging characteristics. Please visit the Saft Partner Page today. The HOMER Energy Component Partner Program is designed for […]

Join the Energy Revolution: Register for the HOMER QuickStart Webinar Today

The “Introducing HOMER QuickStart Webinar” is almost here. Join us to learn about HOMER QuickStart, a new web-based tool specifically designed for rapid understanding of how small, hybrid power systems work. We are hosting two live sessions of the Quickstart Webinar to accommodate our users and their schedules all around the world. Be sure to register for the webinar most convenient for your time location for the “unveiling” of HOMER QuickStart! QuickStart webinar dates: […]

Solar Energy International: Reaching Millions, One Roof at a Time

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I recently had an opportunity to visit the on-site training campus of Solar Energy International (SEI), located in Paonia, Colorado, a quaint town of 1500 people in western Colorado. I was so impressed with SEI’s mostly outdoor training center, in a spectacularly beautiful location, that I wanted to share it with you. HOMER Energy’s focus for the next month is to highlight the urgent need for millions of people to understand how small-scale, […]