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In Hurricane Matthew’s Aftermath, Rebuilding Underway for Haitian Microgrid

Even with the best planning, microgrids may encounter unexpected challenges such as a devastating hurricane. EarthSpark's team recently learned this lesson in Haiti. After Hurricane Matthew, most customers' homes were destroyed and the microgrid lost about 40% of its solar panels.   READ MORE... 

2017 Outlook: Conflicting Views as Industry Ponders Tesla Solar Success in the New Year

2016 was a busy year for Tesla, with several significant solar developments leading to a variety of responses in the financial and RE sectors. Will the company’s SolarCity purchase and ambitious plans prove successful in 2017? Experts weigh in.  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.

Peter Lilienthal to Present at Myanmar Microgrid Event

Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and Climate Investment Funds (CIF) present a learning event on Upscaling Mini-grids for Least Cost and Timely Access to Electricity Services in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (see Upcoming Events, above). HOMER Energy CEO Peter Lilienthal will speak.

All Roads Lead to India’s Energy Future

A new $20 million initiative is only one of many projects taking place in India, a country taking multiple approaches to meet its bold energy goals as India’s microgrid future takes shape.  READ MORE...  

Want 85,000 People to Know How You Use HOMER Pro?

Submit your organization for a "User Case Study" to be featured in this newsletter. Recent entries have included microgrid projects using HOMER in Canada, the Philippines, and St. Lucia.   

GE Power Pilot Microgrid Projects Take Off 

The World Bank invited Ricky Buch, Strategic Marketing Leader, General Electric’s Power business, to share his experiences with building microgrids in developing regions. Buch spoke about the GE Power pilot microgrid projects in India (Bihar and Uttar Pradesh) and upcoming projects in South East Asia and Africa.  READ MORE... 

How to Model Microgrids in Several Distinct Scenarios

Model solar PV microgrids with feed-in tariffs, net metering, and resilient solar + storage systems that ensure electricity even when the utility grid goes down. See this article and a wide range of topics and tips on HOMER's KnowledgeBase

Trending on social media

During the recent holiday season, Facebook readers enjoyed this introduction to HOMER's consulting and analysis services...On Twitter, our most popular tweet was a retweet of this technical paper at pv-tech.org...And over at LinkedIn, professionals clicked on our weekly "Microgrid News Highlights."

Other Industry News


Webinars to watch now

Upcoming HOMER training

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

Connect with HOMER


January 2017

Upscaling Mini-grids for Least Cost & Timely Access to Electricity Services
February 6-10, 2017
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar



HOMER Testimonials


We spent a lot of money developing our own model but threw it away because everyone kept asking for our HOMER results.
Bruce Levy, CEO
TDX Power, USA
Read more testimonials here.

Read It Again
  • If you missed Part 2 of our in-depth post about Palestinian microgrids, read it here. (Part 1 is available here.)
  • HOMER Pro is now available in a Spanish-language version. Details in this post.
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