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HOMER Pro 3.7:
Microgrid Control Strategies

HOMER Pro 3.7 introduces three new possibilities for using microgrid control strategies. These options include 2 Applications Programming Interfaces (APIs) that allow users to create their own dispatch algorithms, a new microgrid control strategy dispatch algorithm, and a new controller component. READ MORE...

HOMER User Tip:
Modeling Unreliable Grids

HOMER Pro’s Advanced Grid module enables users to model unreliable grids. READ MORE...

HPNet: Advancing Micro-hydro Power

The Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNet), co-founded by Dipti Vaghela (left) in 2012, brings practitioners a knowledge exchange platform to advance micro-hydro power. HPNet focuses primarily on "policy, technology, and socio-environment aspects for sustainability." READ MORE...

Trending on social media

The HOMER Facebook page's most popular post this month was an update on our upcoming International Microgrid Conference... Twitter followers liked and retweeted a news article about New Mexico's support of micro solar... On LinkedIn, readers were interested in IEEE's focus on technological issues associated with microgrid-based energy-efficient buildings.

A HOMER Pro User Case Study:
Shell Foundation Philippines Project
with Sliver Navarro

HOMER Pro makes rural Philippines microgrids reliable at lower cost in this compelling case study with user Silver Navarro. READ MORE...

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Van Leeuwen to Keynote at Microgrid Conference 

Richenda Van Leeuwen, former head of energy access for the United Nations Foundation, will give a keynote address at the 4th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference.  READ MORE...


Ending Rural Energy Poverty with Microgrids

Hybrid renewable microgrids are an ideal solution for ending worldwide rural energy poverty, and using renewable energy is a key element in the success of these new systems. Projects in Haiti, Africa, India, and Alaska are prime examples. READ MORE...

Other Industry News



Energy & Mines World Conference

The 4th annual Energy & Mines World Conference will be held in Toronto November 20-21. This year's conference has a global focus with case studies and market updates on renewables for mines in Africa, Australia, South America and North America.


New HOMER Partner Xzeres 

HOMER Energy announces a Xzeres  as a new silver partner. The company designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets distributed wind-energy systems. Xzeres has 9,500 turbines installed in more than 110 countries. READ MORE...

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August 2016


Solar Power International

September 12-15, 2016
Las Vegas, NV USA

Energy & Mines World Conference

November 21-22, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada




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