A new release of HOMER® Grid, energy modeling software for grid-connected hybrid power projects, enables users to rapidly calculate EV charging revenue. The new capability helps project developers reduce the time and uncertainty of evaluating the ROI of a proposed, site-specific, renewable energy-plus-storage powered charging station, maximize the project’s value, and demonstrate that value to customers. Additional updates include the addition of California’s new Net Energy Metering (NEM) 3.0 tariffs and the ability to import project production data from other design software. Learn more at the webinar on Sept. 28, 2023. Read more for details.
The coming surge of electric vehicles is going to create massive new demand for EV charging stations. And that in turn is going to create greater nationwide demand for electricity and a challenge for the aging U.S. grid. In a new article in Microgrid Knowledge, Peter Lilienthal, creator of the HOMER software, explains how HOMER Grid can help solve that problem:
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.
A new release of HOMER Grid, energy modeling software for grid-connected hybrid power projects, enables more detailed cost calculations. HOMER Grid 1.9 also facilitates setting utility tariffs. The new features allow energy professionals to complete more accurate cost and performance evaluations for a specific distributed energy project. Learn more at a Dec 7, 2022 HOMER Grid webinar.
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After convening stakeholders to assess the risks presented by energy storage, UL presents highlights of the downloadable report, “How to De-Risk North America’s Energy Storage Project Pipeline.”
Participants from more than 120 countries joined us for the ninth annual HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International Conference last month. We bring you some of the highlights and information on how to access complimentary recordings of the proceedings:
Join the hybrid power revolution. HMHI 2021 brings together a global community of microgrid and hybrid power experts to advance high-quality, affordable microgrids, distributed energy and utility-scale systems. Read on to learn more.
Peter Lilienthal, Ph.D., founder of Boulder, Colorado, based HOMER Energy by UL and now UL’s global microgrid lead, has been selected as a member of the City of Boulder – Xcel Energy Partnership’s 18-member community advisory pane
HOMER Energy by UL joined more than a dozen companies as a founding member of Think Microgrid, a new coalition formed to advance state and federal policy in the U.S. and lead the way to improve electric reliability with microgrids.
Hybrid power systems, whether as remote microgrids or grid-connected distributed energy systems are integral to the future of Australia’s rapidly evolving energy landscape. But hybrid power systems require financing, and financiers seek projects that offer low risk. This webinar examines the challenges of designing, building, and operating hybrid power systems that incorporate both renewable resources and storage. Expert panelists discuss best practice design choices and cost-effective operation and maintenance.
Session recordings from the eighth annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference are available for on-demand viewing. Conference organizer, HOMER Energy by UL, made these complementary sessions available to provide technical information and lessons learned from real-world microgrids.
The 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference attracted record-breaking participation and international representation, as well as an extraordinary selection of presentations by industry leaders. Session recordings are now available.
Join us for a free educational webinar led by HOMER Energy by UL on optimizing design & mitigating risks in mini-grids & distributed generation on August 13th, 2020 at 8:00 AM MDT. Don’t miss it, register now.
Registration is now open for the 8th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference, taking place online October 12-16, 2020. Attendance is free for this five-day virtual event, with online sessions led by global industry experts who will explore the rapidly changing world of microgrids and distributed energy resources.
HOMER® Pro’s new proposal writer helps energy developers create information-rich proposals that communicate details of technically complex systems to facilitate the sale of their projects to clients and investors.
60Hertz, developer of a mobile app for microgrid maintenance, began its work in collaboration with remote Alaskan villages. Now the company has set its sights on customers overseas, in Africa, Southeast Asia and South America:
HOMER Energy is pleased to announce that the 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference will take place virtually this fall, as a series of online events that will be announced soon. We look forward to involving even more people than are usually able to attend our conference. We will celebrate our new way of connecting as we share the latest innovations in microgrid development:
HOMER Grid has a new feature that will help distributed energy developers sell their projects and communicate modeling results to diverse teams. The project report creator distills critical information and presents it in data rich, professional-looking proposals that can be generated in just a few clicks:
Unpopular power shutoffs to curb fire danger, and the catastrophic human and financial impact of wildfires is spurring California to move towards rapid development of microgrids. Now 20 new microgrids are slated for completion by the fall of 2020. The tribal microgrid at Blue Lake Rancheria demonstrates how these local power networks can continue to provide electricity when the main grid is down, saving lives and delivering emergency services:
HOMER Energy was recently among 16 energy companies chosen for an invitation-only trade mission to China, sponsored by the US-China Clean Tech Center. CEO Dr. Peter Lilienthal returned from the trip inspired and encouraged after making presentations about the HOMER distributed energy modeling software to approximately 1000 attendees in five different cities:
We are excited to announce Elum Energy as our latest HOMER Energy industry partner.
Elum Energy is an energy & automation company providing EOS™ technology, integrated Energy Management Systems (ePowerControl) and SCADA platform (ePowerMonitor) for solar, storage and other distributed resources.
The HOMER Grid software, a tool for pre-feasibility analysis of grid-tied distributed energy systems, has three new features that will make it an even more powerful and efficient tool. Released this week, HOMER Grid 1.6 provides for close integration with financial modeling tools, easy creation of custom utility tariffs and improved ways to determine the optimal size of PV inverters:
We are excited to welcome the global leader in stored energy solutions for industrial applications, EnerSys, as our newest Partner. You can find and use their powerful and reliable batteries for your distributed energy system models in the HOMER Pro software. EnerSys® offers customer-centric solutions for power generation industries worldwide.
Join HOMER Energy Product Manager, Steffi Klawiter, and Associate Product Manager, Aarabi Madhavan for a free educational webinar on May 23rd, 2019 at 8:00 AM MDT to walk you through understanding and finding the most valuable HOMER results for a distributed generation renewable energy system.
The HOMER modeling approach requires only a single year of data for all time-series variables. HOMER Pro allows users to input multi-year data in order to model the impacts of explicit changes. Multi-year modeling is now also available in the HOMER Grid core product. Watch the full educational webinar here.
Software solutions such as HOMER Grid can help energy developers illustrate the value of storage and other renewable energy investments to their customers. That’s according to a recent […]