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.
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.
Three distinct organizations mark significant moment to continue 128-year history of safety science leadership Northbrook, Illinois — June 27, 2022 — Today, the UL enterprise revealed new brands for […]
UL releases HOMER Front modeling software, a web-based software application that performs technical and economic analysis of utility-scale energy projects. HOMER Front helps developers calculate the value of storage and hybrid power projects and maximize revenues.
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 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.
HOMER Energy by UL’s new front-of-the-meter modeling software combined with expert UL analysis helps energy developers evaluate the profitability of utility-scale solar, wind and storage systems
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.
EarthSpark International has been named the recipient of the 2020 OPEC Fund Annual Award for Development. The award recognizes EarthSpark’s innovative solutions addressing energy access and climate-related issues in Haiti.
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.
The California Public Utilities Commission released a proposal last week that provides more in-depth recommendations for policy changes to facilitate new microgrid project development in the Golden State. These new requirements could help establish a clearer path forward for future microgrid projects and provide increased opportunities for developers of hybrid systems.
HOMER Grid, software for pre-feasibility analysis of grid-tied distributed energy projects, now incorporates a tool for designing EV charging stations. The new feature helps users determine how renewable energy and storage systems can reduce utility costs of EV charging:
Powering Health is a free online modeling tool that will help developing country health facilities adapt their power systems to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by the the World Bank, USAID and We Care Solar, the new tool updates a resource designed by HOMER Energy 15 years ago:
HOMER Energy by UL recently released two powerful, customizable Controller APIs that give users the ability to create and simulate their own dispatch strategy in HOMER Grid, software for modeling the design of behind-the-meter distributed energy systems.
The new version of HOMER Grid 1.7 features a proposal generating tool that allows designers of hybrid distributed energy systems to produce presentation-ready reports that demonstrate how renewable energy improvements will help reduce the overall cost of energy. The software has the ability to quickly create streamlined, graphics-driven proposals that communicate system modeling results to both technical and non-technical audiences and effectively convey the project’s value to customers.
UL, a global safety science leader, announced the acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based HOMER Energy, the world leader in modeling and optimization software for microgrids. The acquisition combines UL’s experience and recognized thought leadership in solar, wind and battery technology with HOMER Energy’s system design capabilities. HOMER Energy employees will join UL’s existing Energy and Power Technologies Division:
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:
The 7th annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference will take place in Cambridge, Massachusetts from October 7-9. Acknowledging the explosion in popularity of microgrids worldwide, the conference will explore the lessons that can be learned from pioneering microgrids in remote locations, and examine what insights can be applied to new grid-connected projects. In addition to domestic applications, leading microgrid innovators will present case studies from around the world:
HOMER Energy LLC announced today that the HOMER® Grid software for modeling the economic and engineering feasibility of grid-tied hybrid renewable energy systems now includes the capability to model the economic benefits of participation in demand response contracts. This new feature allows facility managers and owners to more fully understand the economic potential of distributed energy at their facility. Project developers and demand service providers can communicate and capture how participation in demand response contracts can work in concert with peak shaving and other incentive programs to benefit their customers and investors.
HOMER Energy is announcing a set of new features for its industry-leading microgrid modeling software, HOMERⓇ Pro. Improvements should help users rapidly model distributed energy systems and immediately understand key results.
Experts and new users of the HOMER Grid software are driving enhancements that will enable more powerful and accurate modeling of grid-tied distributed energy systems. Released today, the new version of HOMER Grid for optimizing behind-the-meter distributed generation features a new Multiyear Analysis function that calculates impacts of future changes like utility price increases and load growth:
Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) is reporting that the benchmark cost for lithium-ion batteries has fallen 35% since the first half of 2018. This trend continues significant cost declines for batteries which, when combined with renewable resources, are challenging the role of coal and gas.
The Institute for Local Self-Reliance has released its “Community Power Scorecard,” an assessment of state policies that encourage clean local energy development. The top ranking states, in order, are Massachusetts, California, New York and Illinois. Not surprisingly, these same states are also moving ahead rapidly with other renewable energy initiatives including storage incentives and policies that facilitate the development of microgrids.
Sandbar Solar, a Northern California solar developer and contractor, has unveiled a new microgrid that will power its newly constructed corporate headquarters in the middle of the city of Santa Cruz, one of the few projects of its kind in the US. The islanded off-grid electricity system, which was modeled using HOMER Pro, is designed to serve the solar installer’s complete electricity needs:
A new Navigant report concludes that blockchain technology will play an important role in the management and improved security of distributed energy. Characterized by decentralization, a growing number of diverse, interconnected resources, and the increasing use of digital technologies, distributed energy needs a framework for improved cyber security at both the network and device level, says Navigant Research.
Learn about microgrid and distributed energy design and technology, finance and policy initiatives all over the world. Microgrid technology is exploding in popularity as our energy systems make the transformation to clean distributed power. Read about successful hybrid renewable energy and microgrid projects, how they were built, how they operate and who benefits.