In this issue: HOMER in Spanish, Palestinian Microgrids, User Tips, Trainings & More News December 2016
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Introducing HOMER Pro in Spanish!
¡HOMER Pro ya está disponible en español!

To serve the needs of our international user community, HOMER Pro is now available in a localized Spanish version.  This project has been over a year in the making, and HOMER Pro Spanish is the first full translation of HOMER Pro. Users do not need a separate license to run HOMER Pro in Spanish, which is available in the 3.5.10 versions of HOMER Pro.  READ MORE... 

HOMER User Tip


Do you want to add new equipment to your HOMER library? If so, the Library view helps you to manage all of the various equipment that is included in your copy of HOMER. Manufacturers should contact us to get their equipment included by default in the software. More HOMER user tips are available here.

Off-grid in the Promised Land:
Palestinian RE Microgrids

Many players are betting Palestinian microgrids (solar and wind) will ease the country’s energy crisis. Palestinians pay the highest energy prices in the entire Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). The Palestinian territories are completely reliant on neighboring governments (mainly Israel) for fuel supplies. READ MORE... 

Trending on social media

670 people reacted to HOMER’s Facebook announcement about our new Spanish language version of HOMER Pro, now available...On Twitter, a tweet based on a story about resilience/antifragility we posted on Microgrid News & Insight last spring got new attention and retweets...And LinkedIn readers were enthusiastic about HOMER’s partner program.

Remote Himalayan Monastery Turns on the Lights

Lingshed village in Lakadh, home to 700 people and a 900-year old Buddhist monastery, is located amid imposing mountain caves 20KM from any road. A huge obstacle to most, but just another day’s work for a contingent of volunteers from project partners IEEE Smart Village and Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE).  READ MORE...  

Microgrid Can Return Area in Smokies to 'Natural State'

Duke Energy has proposed installing a microgrid, powered by renewable energy, to serve a remote communications tower in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Located atop Mt. The proposed project would ultimately provide all the energy needs for the tower. The tower is currently served by a single overhead electric line. READ MORE... 

Other Industry News


Upcoming HOMER training

Our catalog of upcoming training includes Introduction to HOMER Pro Hybrid Renewable Energy and Microgrid Modeling Software:​

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December 2016

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HOMER Testimonials


I have been using HOMER, Legacy version and now Pro, for the better part of two years. Its GUI is powerful, sleek, and has a great balance between flexibility and simplicity. I’ve been trying to spread the word, as I do think it’s the best software that I know of.
--Steve Jenks, NJ TransitGrid, USA
Read more testimonials here.
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