Brooklyn Startup Broadens Solar Power Access with P2P Energy Exchange


Back in the 1990s the advent of peer-to-peer (P2P) computing sites such as Napster turned reproduction and distribution of music, then TV programs and films, upside down and inside out. A small Brooklyn startup is now looking to do the same for electricity.   TransActive Grid on April 11 announced the first paid P2P energy transaction crossed its online energy trading platform. One member of the Brooklyn Microgrid – former DOE Energy Star […]

Can I get another free trial of HOMER Pro?

Is it possible to get another free trial? How many times can I get the free trial before I purchase HOMER Pro. Thank you. First, we hope you understand that the free trial period is intended for you to evaluate HOMER and see if it meets your needs. It is not intended to be a “free forever” workaround. If you have a very small project, and don’t need HOMER long term, we have […]

Watch the Introducing HOMER Optimizer Webinar


HOMER Optimizer might not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but at HOMER Energy we think it’s the most important update we’ve ever given to HOMER. Join Jonathan Awerbuch, HOMER Pro developer, John Glassmire, HOMER Pro trainer, and HOMER Energy CEO Peter Lilienthal for a free webinar introducing the optimizer and how to use it to make your HOMER modeling go even faster. Click below to watch the video (51 minutes, including a […]

HOMER and International Markets

It is too customised for the AMERICAN MARKET.  I would like to see it customised for the international market. For example in countries where there is no interest.    Well, actually… HOMER was originally created for energy access in developing countries, and we think that is still its main strength. HOMER was first and foremost a tool for remote power. So while we are an American firm, about 75% of our users are […]

HOMER Forms Partnership with Microgrid Systems Laboratory

HOMER Energy joined forces with the newly-formed Microgrid Systems Laboratory of Santa Fe, New Mexico, this week, with the mutual goal of promoting the use of microgrids to improve electricity delivery and sustainability as well as to work together on educational programs on microgrids. The Microgrid Systems Laboratory is a collaborative effort to speed the transition to a more resilient, sustainable, and accessible electricity system. The Microgrid Systems Lab is structured as three […]

Remote Area Power Supply Conference, Melbourne, Australia, March 22-23 2016

The 3rd Annual Remote Area Power Supply Conference will be held on the 22-23 March 2016 in Melbourne. The event will look at reducing the cost of off-grid energy and increasing supply security. This specialised industry forum provides a meeting place for industry stakeholders to share knowledge and experiences on traditional, hybrid and innovative power solutions in remote areas. The growing demand for electricity in off-grid and regional areas in Australia provides great […]

From Skipping Edison to the New Kale, Microgrids are Grabbing the ENTIRE World’s Attention

Microgrid News has following, summarizing, and commenting on the microgrid market and related news for over four years – almost before anyone could spell m-i-c-r-o-g-r-i-d. And the task has suddenly become – difficult! Because instead of counting the number of pieces about microgrids (and stretching the definition) in a month on one hand, suddenly there are multiple pieces each day. One of my personal favorites is from this wrap-up article on New York’s […]

Duke Energy to put Aquion batteries to the test in North Carolina


CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Duke Energy has started testing a first-of-its-kind battery technology at its Rankin Substation in Gaston County, N.C. The hybrid ultracapacitor-battery energy storage system (HESS) will demonstrate multiple service applications: extended operational life, rapid response, real-time solar smoothing and load shifting. “This approach will allow our energy storage systems to do a variety of tasks,” said Thomas Golden, technology development manager for Duke Energy. “With so many solar […]

Introducing HOMER Optimizer – A Free Webinar


The live webinar is over, but you can view a recording here. Introducing HOMER Optimizer – A Free Webinar April 6th, 2016 9 AM MDT Join us on April 6th, 2016 at 9 AM MDT (see time in your zone) for a free educational webinar on using the new HOMER Optimizer to make your HOMER modeling faster and more efficient. HOMER Optimizer might not the greatest thing since sliced bread, but at HOMER […]