How to Change the World, More Microgrid News & Insight from HOMER Energy, September 2016
News, trends, advances in microgrids, software user tips, conference updates, more
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Homer Pro 3.7:
Create Your Own Algorithms 

HOMER Pro 3.7, now available, puts you in the driver’s seat with three new options for controlling dispatch, including creating your own algorithms. Download it now.

HOMER User Tip:
Modeling Critical Loads

HOMER Pro’s two distinct electric loads can be configured with different efficiency options and load growth assumptions. But one of the more interesting applications of this feature is using it to distinguish between critical and non-critical loads.  

A HOMER Pro User Case Study:
CSSI Powers First Nations Communities

In 2012, a Tribal Council representing six First Nation communities in Northern Ontario approached Canadian Solar Solutions Inc. for a solution to reduce the community’s’ dependence on diesel fuel and to increase affordable energy supplyREAD MORE...

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Trending on social media

A Facebook post about our 3-hour Introduction to HOMER training, which familiarizes users with the fundamentals of HOMER, got 1.4K likes. ...Our most retweeted Twitter post in recent weeks was this great @Power4All2015 short video listing 7 reasons we need decentralized renewables...and on LinkedIn, readers liked, clicked on, and commented on HOMER Pro 3.7 now enabling users to write their own dispatch algorithm using MATLAB.

Grid-scale or Local Renewable Energy: Change Your Shirt or Change the World?

When large companies claim that they are going “100% renewable,” what they mean, in all but a few notable cases, is that they are purchasing wholesale energy from grid-scale sources such as wind or solar farms rather than local renewable energy sources. READ MORE...

Multi-stakeholder Microgrids

The multi-stakeholder ownership model challenges private sector financing models that disregard the public service microgrids provide. Partners may include citizens, industry, tech providers, utilities, and government. 


Rwanda's Renewal Energy Goals

Earlier this year, the Rwandan government announced a goal of increased electrical access to 70% by 2018. Twenty-two percent of that growth is slated for off-grid connections, which now comprise only 2% of the country’s energy sources. READ MORE...

Other Industry News


HOMER, TTR, IRENA to Share Microgrid Report

A new report developed by HOMER Energy and TTA for the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) reveals trends and predictions for the next two decades. READ MORE...


NY Prize Awards
83 Communities

The New York Prize Community Grid competition awarded New Paltz, along with 82 other communities, $100,000 for microgrid feasibility assessments in the NY Prize Stage I project. READ MORE...

Webinars to watch now

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September 2016


International Off-grid Renewable Conference & Exhibition (IOREC)

September 30-October 1, 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

Energy & Mines World Conference

November 21-22, 2016
Toronto, Ontario, Canada




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