Microgrid News

How to Reduce Energy Costs with Peak Shaving (HOMER Energy at Solar Power International)

For grid-connected commercial and industrial (C&I) customers, the demand charges associated with peaks in consumption during high-use periods can be substantial–up to 70% of the customer’s utility bill–and peak shaving is a great option to reduce these costs. In fact, a just-released National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) survey of U.S. demand charges found that more than 25% of commercial utility customers (or about 5 million customers)  in the U.S. alone would benefit from reducing peak demand consumption.

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? […]

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: […]

MGN Weekly: Moving Past Lights and Chargers in Developing World; Syrian Microgrids Save Lives

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“Light is, of course, great, so is entertainment [like computers and TV],” says Busso von Bismarck, founder, manager, and head of business development at energy storage provider Qinous. “But I think it’s important to go further and allow people to run machines with electricity: milling machines, welding or workshops, water pumping. These are applications which make economic growth possible.”

HOMER Pro 3.9: Powerful Reporting Furthers HOMER’s ‘Clean Power Everywhere’ Mission

Microgrid software leader’s commitment to ongoing innovation results in better systems for customers, advancements in renewable energy industry  Boulder, Colorado — May 31, 2017 — HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER®  Pro software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems and the global leader in microgrid decision analysis and design optimization, announces that it has released improved, more powerful reporting capabilities for its HOMER Pro software. For the first time, HOMER Energy delivers […]

MGN Weekly — Advancing Africa’s Top Priority: Light and Power …and More Microgrid News — May 18, 2017

Africa's top priority: light and power for all

Solar microgrids in India’s northern Uttar Pradesh state did little to improve household incomes, encourage business ownership, or reduce the long hours that people spend on daily household work, a new study finds. According to the year-long, randomized survey of nearly 1,300 households in 81 non-electrified rural communities, villagers did buy less kerosene for their lamps, since they could flip on light bulbs at night. But their lives were otherwise unchanged, showing that local officials, energy companies, and NGOs alike need to address other pressing issues — such as underfunded schools or dismal job prospects — before rural electrification can really lift people out of poverty.

Industry Leader ABB Sponsors HOMER International Microgrid Conference

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HOMER Energy announces industry leader ABB as the Platinum Sponsor of this year’s HOMER International Microgrid Conference. The conference will take place September 18-20, 2017,  in Denver, Colorado. At the conference, hundreds of attendees and speakers from dozens of countries worldwide will share their knowledge and experience within grid-tied, remote, and off-grid environments. “We’re proud to have ABB serving as our Platinum Sponsor this year,” says HOMER Energy CEO Peter Lilienthal.  “ABB is a […]