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.

U.S. Inflation Reduction Act: Impacts on Renewable Energy

In a recent impact analysis of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), UL Solutions cited renewables industry trade group American Clean Power’s statistic that, with the passing of the IRA, roughly 40% of the country’s electricity will come from wind, solar and energy storage by 2030. Overall, the demand for energy storage installations and hybrid systems stands to explode.

Message from the Founder of HOMER Software – September 2022

Activity continues to move microgrids and hybrid power systems forward. The big news here in the U.S. is the passage of major climate legislation, the Inflation Reduction Act. In our article discussing the law, we focus on the transformational impact of the new policies. We expect it to accelerate the adoption of clean energy in the U.S. and I hope the law encourages other measures around the world.

Message from the Founder of HOMER Software – June 2022

In this newsletter, I am excited to share that on June 27, 2022, UL enterprise revealed new brands for three organizations – UL Research Institutes, UL Standards & Engagement and UL Solutions. These brands reflect and clarify the unique roles that each organization plays in carrying forward our shared mission of working for a safer world — a mission that has guided us for 128 years.

Electric grid managers eye potential electricity shortages this summer

This summer, agencies that manage U.S. electric grids are preparing for potential power shortfalls because of high temperatures and drought, particularly in the Midwest and Western states. The good news is that more microgrids are coming online. Microgrids can provide additional power capacity and help keep electricity flowing to critical customers during power outages.

Microgrid Knowledge Announces Finalists for 2022 Microgrid Greater Good Awards

A key feature of the Microgrid 2022 conference coming up on June 1-2 in Philadelphia is the Microgrid Greater Good awards. Drawn from applicants from around the world, these awards focus on projects that fulfill social and humanitarian needs. Eight finalists are competing for the top prizes, which will be presented by Dr. Peter Lilienthal of HOMER Energy / UL.

Message from the Founder – April 2022

The big news is our new collaboration with the Microgrid Knowledge annual conference. With the surging interest in microgrids, the time is right for the leaders in microgrid education to work together to further the rapid advancement of microgrids. I am honored to have been asked to present the winners of the Microgrid Greater Good Awards at the Microgrid 2022 annual conference on June 1 – 2.  We will also be conducting a HOMER Technology Workshop on June 2 at the event. We hope to see you there and please use our discount code, HOMERVIP for a 10% discount.

Two Premier Microgrid Conferences Join Forces to Advance Microgrids Worldwide

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Boulder, Colo – April 8, 2022 – Organizers of UL’s HOMER Microgrid and Hybrid Power International conference, the premier microgrid conference produced by UL’s HOMER software and Microgrid Knowledge, host of Microgrid 2022, today announced a collaboration to bring HOMER’s long-standing thought leadership to the Microgrid Knowledge stage.

Join Us at Microgrid 2022: Microgrids as Climate Heroes

Hosted by Microgrid Knowledge, the world’s largest news site dedicated to all things microgrid, Microgrid 2022 is the one microgrid conference you will not want to miss. Don’t miss our special HOMER Technology Workshop on June 2, 2022. The conference is in person, June 1-2, 2022, in Philadelphia. Use code HOMERVIP for 10% off when you register for the conference.

Message from the Founder – March 2022

Throughout the decades, microgrids keep progressing. We’ve always categorized microgrids into three segments characterized by primary value: energy access, diesel fuel reduction for isolated grids and resilience for grid-connected microgrids. While these aren’t the only benefits a microgrid provides, each segment is identified by the primacy of one of these objectives. This month’s newsletter illustrates a microgrid in each of the categories.

Join UL’s experts at Infocast’s Solar + Wind Finance and Investment Summit March 7-9

Infocast’s Solar Power Finance & Investment and Wind Power Finance & Investment, widely recognized as the foremost events for leading industry players to get fully briefed on the year ahead, have been combined for 2022 to create the most powerful networking place for top-level renewables and financial executives. Join UL’s experts at Infocast’s Solar + Wind Finance and Investment Summit running March 7-9, 2022.