Press Releases

Solar PV Recycling Offers Significant Untapped Business Opportunity, New Report Shows

Technical potential of materials recovered from end-of-life solar PV panels could exceed $15 billion by 2050 Munich, Germany, 20 June 2016 – The global solar photovoltaic (PV) boom currently underway will represent a significant untapped business opportunity as decommissioned solar panels enter the waste stream in the years ahead, according to a report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Energy Agency’s Photovoltaic Power Systems Programme (IEA-PVPS). The […]

HOMER International Microgrid Conference November 7-8, New York, NY

Microgrid Conference Will Explore Synergies Between Diverse Microgrid Applications from Remote Off-Grid to Urban, Industrialized Country Environments   HOMER Energy will host its fourth annual Microgrid Conference at Columbia University in New York, November 7-8, 2016, drawing experienced microgrid developers from all over the world with the theme “Microgrids Lessons from Global Markets.”  HOMER Energy founder and CEO Peter Lilienthal will elaborate on that theme as a keynote speaker, exploring the lessons that […]

Industry Leader Re-launches Microgrid News Site’s Email Newsletter

BOULDER, CO–Microgrid optimization software leader HOMER Energy has announced the re-launch of its successful industry email newsletter, HOMER Microgrid News & Insight. The publication’s new format enhances readability and navigation to give readers the information they need more quickly and effectively. The newsletter is tied to news website “HOMER Microgrid News & Insight.” HOMER Energy has brought on a team of writers, editors, and graphic artists–as well as a new email software provider–to […]

HOMER Optimizer™, a Faster Path to Finding Least-Cost Microgrid Options

HOMER Energy LLC announced today that its flagship software product, HOMER® Pro, now includes a new optimization algorithm that significantly simplifies the design process for identifying least-cost options for microgrids or other distributed generation electrical power systems. HOMER Optimizer™ is a proprietary “derivative free” optimization algorithm that was designed specifically to work in HOMER. For over 20 years, HOMER has been a global workhorse for quickly finding economically viable options for microgrids and […]

HOMER Energy Signs Northern Power System as First Gold-Level Industry Partner

HOMER Energy, developers of the HOMER Microgrid Modeling software package, has signed an agreement with Northern Power Systems of Vermont to be a gold-level industry partner. Download this release Boulder, Colorado, November 13, 2014 — HOMER Energy, developer of the HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) Pro modeling software for early-stage microgrid design and optimization, has signed an agreement with Northern Power Systems (TSX: NPS) of Barre, Vermont, as a gold-level industry […]

HOMER Energy Launches HOMER Pro – Next Generation Microgrid Optimization Software

HOMER Pro, a complete rebuild of the HOMER software for economic optimization of microgrids, was released recently by HOMER Energy LLC. The HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) software is the global standard for early stage microgrid design and analysis. Originally developed at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, HOMER was licensed to HOMER Energy LLC in 2009, setting the stage for the development of HOMER Pro. Microgrids are […]

HOMER Energy Presents 2nd Microgrid Deployment Workshop in Barcelona

Event explores deployment strategies and case studies for microgrids in off-grid and grid-connected environments Download this release Boulder, Colorado, September 11, 2014 — HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, will be conducting the Microgrid Deployment Workshop – Fall 2014 on September 22-23 in Barcelona, Spain. The two-day program carefully examines the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps for successfully deploying microgrid systems in […]

HOMER Energy Partners with Global Firms to Enhance Microgrid Market Opportunities

Download this release Boulder, CO, July 25, 2014 — HOMER Energy has recently partnered with 10 global firms to connect diverse stakeholders who are developing microgrids and distributed renewable energy projects. The first group of partners includes ABB (ABB), Schneider Electric, Trojan Battery, American Vanadium, Discover Energy, GoSol Power, Shipstone Energy Storage Systems, Leonics, Cadmus, and Sustainable Power Systems. This diverse group of companies is indicative of the range of expertise and services […]

HOMER Energy Convenes Microgrid Deployment Forum to Focus on Critical Steps for Successful Microgrid Energy Projects

Download this release Boulder, CO, July 15, 2013 — HOMER Energy will convene Microgrid Deployment Forum 2013 in Cancun, Mexico, November 8 and 9, 2013, for the purpose of examining the business models, optimal technology mix, and critical steps necessary for deploying microgrids that are both technically and economically successful. This international forum will be the first microgrid conference to focus on the hands-on reality of creating microgrid projects – from identifying needs […]

HOMER Software Training Institute Held

The first HOMER Software Training Institute was held at HOMER Energy headquarters in Boulder, Colorado, on June 13 and 14, 2013. The first day focused on the basic principles of hybrid renewable microgrids using HOMER Explorer, and the second day explored advanced topics with HOMER 2. HOMER, or Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources, is an internationally-acclaimed model for creating economically optimized microgrids. HOMER is available for download from HOMER Energy, who holds […]