Decarbonize industrial processes and our energy future with green hydrogen

Hydrogen can decarbonize hard-to-abate, energy- and carbon-intensive industrial processes, long-haul transporting, and ammonia production. But making hydrogen requires a significant amount of electricity. But when the hydrogen (H2) is not green, the carbon footprint of producing the hydrogen counteracts its value as a clean fuel source. Green hydrogen delivers clean energy with only water and heat as a byproduct. Because of its value in decarbonizing and reducing the cost of energy-intensive processes, green hydrogen is seeing renewed and intensified focus as the path to fully decarbonizing energy use worldwide.

RE+ 24 – September 9-12, 2024

Join us at RE+ 2024 in Anaheim, California from September 9-12, 2024. Developed by the nation’s leading solar energy organizations, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), RE+ reflects an ongoing entrepreneurial approach to renewing best practices across the clean energy landscape as the marketplace evolves.

Join Us at Microgrid Knowledge Conference 2024

Microgrid Knowledge (MGK) Conference 2024 is the intersection of education, advocacy and collaboration on the mission-critical pathway to NetZero unity. Join us and say hi to the HOMER Software team on the show floor at booth #507 to learn all about what’s new with HOMER Pro, HOMER Grid and HOMER Front. Also, don’t miss HOMER Software founder, Peter Lilienthal, speaking on April 23rd, 2024, during the session titled ‘The Dynamic Path to Reliable Energy: A Living Roadmap’.

5th International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids – Call for Speakers Now Open

The International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids is pleased to announce the initiation of the call for abstracts. Scheduled to be held at the University of the Balearic Islands in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) from September 4 to 6, 2024, this event provides a unique opportunity for professionals across industries, academia, and institutions to engage in discussions about decentralized energy access and local development. Submit yours by February 29th, 2024.

Electrify Your Parking Lot: Successfully forecast EV charging revenue and cost in seven easy steps

Join the HOMER Software team on to discover how to take the guesswork out of forecasting EV charging revenue and costs in this educational webinar. As electric vehicles (EVs) sweep the nation, the future of parking is paved with economic opportunities. But it’s not as easy as installing direct current fast charging and getting the needed power supply. Distributed generation-plus-storage systems offer a quicker — and in most cases better and less costly — solution than power grid upgrades. But how do you evaluate the return on investment of adding distributed energy-powered EV charging stations?

2023 Renewable Energy Grid Integration Week

UL Solutions is a proud supporter of the 2023 Renewable Energy Grid Integration Week. The events will be held on the Lyngby campus of the Technical University of Denmark – DTU from September 25-28, 2023. Join us for the 7th E-Mobility Power System Integration Symposium and the 22nd Wind & Solar Integration Workshop.

Join UL Solutions at RE+ 2023

Join us for presentations and software demos to learn about the latest advancements in HOMER software at RE+ 2023. Stop by UL Solutions booth #355 to see how HOMER software helps you conquer modeling EV charging infrastructure, hydrogen production and utility-scale storage. Get the latest on how to maximize project value and accelerate the design-to-build process.

HOMER Grid 1.10 new EV charging and tariff  features are now available

Electric vehicles are expected to sweep the nation, creating a critical need for businesses to consider EV charging infrastructure and calculate the potential revenue of adding EV charging. That’s one reason we’re super excited to roll out the new version 1.10 of HOMER Grid software, which includes a cutting-edge revenue calculator for EV charging stations, as well as new NEM 3.0 tariffs and the ability to import multiple solar and wind production data files.

Peter Lilienthal Presenting at IEEE Las Vegas Tech Conference

IEEE Las Vegas Tech Conference and Expo is fast approaching on April 21st, 2023. This key event is a platform to find out the latest innovations and you will be equipped with the latest trends and innovations in electronics, electromagnetics, power, and energy. UL Solutions microgrid lead and HOMER Software creator, Peter Lilienthal, will be presenting on ‘Modeling Hybrid Generation Projects’, explaining how to model projects (both front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter) including renewable energy and microgrids.

Message from the Founder of HOMER Software – March 2023

Microgrid activity is heating up here in the U.S. In this newsletter, we highlight the growing role of microgrids for resilience and the expected impact of the Inflation Reduction Act. Now that the vulnerability of the larger grid has become more apparent, microgrids are becoming the go-to resource for critical facilities and infrastructure everywhere and for whole communities in disaster-prone areas such as California. One such critical facility is the Oregon National Guard’s Nesmith Readiness Center in Dallas, Oregon. The Oregon National Guard recently added long-duration energy storage to its existing solar array to provide resilience in preparation for a major earthquake and tsunami expected to strike in the next 50 years.

Join Us at the Microgrid Knowledge 2023 Conference

Join us from May 16-17, 2023 in Anaheim, California for the Microgrid Knowledge 2023 Conference conference to explore the markets, technologies, policies and customer benefits emerging as we decentralize our energy supply and electrify buildings and transportation. HOMER Software founder, Peter Lilienthal, will be presenting during the “Fending Off Climate Disasters with Microgrids” session on ‘Resilience Hubs: powering energy equity in climate disasters and year-round’.

AEE East Energy Conference & Expo

Don’t miss a broad selection of qualified speakers presenting case studies, application success stories, innovations in technology, energy service improvements and much more at the AEE East Conference and Expo from June 7-8, 2023. UL Solutions Microgrid Business Lead, Eduardo Guerra, will be speaking at this conference on June 7th, 2023 on how you can “Design and Optimize Microgrids to Cut Carbon and Costs and Deliver Resilience”.

4th International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access

Join us at the 4th edition of the International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids to improve energy access on April 26-28, 2023. HOMER Software founder, Peter Lilienthal, will be providing a historical perspective on the role of mini-grids in energy access and the International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop with his presentation: ‘The Evolution of Hybrid Power Systems: Insights from 30 years of modeling’.

Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) Energy Innovation Symposium 2023

UL Solutions is honored to be a part of the Pacific Gas Works (PGW) Energy Innovation Symposium 2023 taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on February 24th, 2023.

Championing efforts to move clean, affordable energy forward, PGW will lead panel discussions on the clean energy transition and announce the winners of the academic microgrid competition.

EV Charging Summit & Expo

EV Charging Summit & Expo is the must-attend event for all things EV Charging.  The Summit provides educational sessions focused on financing, infrastructure, operability, and ROI for EV charging. The expansive Expo Hall showcases real solutions, cost savings, and technological advances to infrastructure for all commercial and government organizations.
Don’t miss the Power Storage ROI panel on March 30th and hear UL Solutions Business Development Lead for Microgrids, Eduardo Guerra, discuss the value of combining energy storage with EV charging.

7th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop on the Faroe Islands from May 23-24, 2023

The 7th Hybrid Power Systems Workshop that is held on the Faroe Islands from 23 – 24 May 2023 has a focus on Hybrid Power Systems, Micro-Grids, Island Power Systems and Hybrid Power Plants. International participants will benefit from presentations on grid aspects, system studies, design aspects and ancillary services in both Hybrid Power Systems and Hybrid Power Plants.

HOMER Grid new release 1.9 webinar recording now available on-demand

The demand for distributed generation with energy storage is surging — and for good reason: these grid-connected microgrids are the go-to solution for today’s energy challenges. New features in HOMER Grid release 1.9 — the trusted software for designing grid-connected distributed generation projects — make it easier than ever to critically evaluate the costs and performance of energy storage and solar, as well as evolving utility tariffs. Join our HOMER Grid team on December 7th at 9 AM MT for a demonstration of the new features in HOMER Grid.

Join Us at the UL Solutions Renewables Booth Sept. 19-22 at RE+ 2022

As the anchor of RE+, Solar Power International (SPI) in Anaheim will connect you to North American solar industry professionals and vendors as they share the latest insights impacting your business and showcase the newest products and services in the industry. Our team will be exhibiting at RE+ from September 19-22, so be sure to swing by to say hi to our team and get a HOMER software demo or learn about the many other renewables services we can provide.

Enhancing the Value of Solar with Storage with Multiple Revenue Streams — Watch On-demand

As storage technology improves, costs decline and the electricity market changes, solar developers need to understand the financial value of adding storage and how it can enable access to additional revenue streams. Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM MST to 12:00 PM MST to hear from experts as they view the opportunities and challenges from their unique perspectives.