HOMER Energy Newsletters


December 2023 – Curtailment Mitigation Via Energy Storage, Powering African Cell Towers with Renewable Energy, Electrifying Parking Lots White Paper, Repowering a Village School in Nepal. Learn more.

October 2023 – Hotel Marcel microgrid, powering the surge of EVs, new HOMER Grid 1.10, Electrify Your Parking Lot webinar recording and new municipal utility microgrid. Learn more.

July 2023 – New HOMER Grid 1.10 calculates EV charging revenue, Qatar desert farm powered by microgrid and new case study available now. Learn more.

May 2023 – Growth expectations in the microgrid market, Namibia marble factory goes off grid and new HOMER Pro case study available. Learn more.

March 2023 – Oregon microgrid for earthquake readiness, IRA effects for EVs and buildings, and A remote microgrid powering a community in a high-risk wildfire region. Learn more.


December 2022 – New HOMER Grid features announced – online demo next week and spotlight on resilience hubs, and to provide emergency services during extreme weather events and power outages. Learn more.

September 2022 – U.S. IRA impacts on renewable energy, Shungnak, Alaska, unveils one of the state’s first microgrids with solar above the Arctic Circle, Call for stories and UL Solutions is sponsoring this year’s CESA Business Development Forum. Learn more.

June 2022 – UL Enterprise Launches New Brands, Grid Managers Eye Potential Electricity Shortages and microgrid developer PowerGen is building an “under the grid” minigrid in Nigeria. Learn more

May 2022 – UL Releases HOMER Front, CESA Webinar on Enhancing the Value of Solar with Storage and Coastal community increases resilience while cutting energy costs and emissions. Learn more.

April 2022 – Two Microgrid Conference Join Forces, Maximizing Revenue of Utility-Scale Energy Storage and 2022 Community Power Scorecard Ranks the U.S. States for Support of Clean, Distributed Energy. Learn more.

March 2022 – Microgrids for Cost Reduction, Resilience and Energy Access. Learn more.


October 2021
HIMC 2021 virtual conference special; navigating grid connection challenges on Curaçao; using HOMER Pro, researchers in India explore EV charging stations powered by hybrid energy systems.
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July 2021
IEA report on renewable energy growth; Kilowatts for Humanity brings power to remote Zambian villages via solar kiosks; solar carports for car dealerships. Learn more.

June 2021
Nigerian and Canadian communities that benefit from microgrids; microgrids for resilience; introducing Think Microgrid, a new industry coalition to promote microgrid technology. HOMER Energy founder Peter Lilienthal to serve on community advisory board to Xcel Energy. Learn more.

May 2021
Haitian solar-powered microgrid supports electric cooking reducing emissions and improving lives;
PG&E and BoxPower deliver power and mitigate fire risk with microgrid in fire-prone area; the HOMER Tip explains how to create custom components in HOMER Grid & Pro. Learn more.

April 2021
Nigerian mini-grid revitalizes economy and brings environmental benefits in agrarian village; C&I microgrid in Costa Rica designed with HOMER Grid cuts carbon and energy costs; HOMER Conference call for speakers. Learn more.

March 2021
The Texas freeze and grid outage strengthens the case for microgrids; results-based financing shows a promising path forward for African mini-grids; HOMER founder Peter Lilienthal hosts webinar on microgrids and hybrid power; the HOMER Tip explains how to use “random variability.” Learn more.

February 2021
Microgrids help energy hungry mines decarbonize and cut costs; a campus mini-grid in Indonesia will teach students how to build mini-grids for the country’s islands and improve energy access; a microgrid in a Colorado car dealership is preventing hail damage and improving resiliency.  Learn more.

January 2021
What’s driving rapid growth in energy storage markets and what is the forecast?; BayWa.re sets an example powering construction sites with clean, renewable power generated on-site and modeled by HOMER Pro; Australia uses solar+storage microgrids to power shopping centers and big box stores and pioneer peer-to-peer energy trading. Learn more.


December 2020
This newsletter highlights the exciting transformation HOMER Energy experienced in 2020 following its acquisition by UL and features articles about an island system in Western Australia that uses its desalination facility as a form of energy storage, an article about the value of feasibility studies, and a compilation of the top 10 articles that we published in 2020. Learn more.

November 2020
The 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference was a great success. In this issue of our newsletter, we provide highlights from this year’s virtual conference along with a fascinating article about a solar microgrid above the Arctic Circle and a story that underscores the role of microgrids in making municipal services more resilient. Learn more.

October 2020
This newsletter highlights new developments in the field of distributed energy and microgrids, and our top 5 reasons to attend HIMC 2020, including the release of FERC Order 2222. Wildfires in the Western US continue to result in communities creating microgrids and we highlight HOMER’s lead trainer and our interview with Isaac Maze-Rothstein of Wood Mackenzie discussing market trends for microgrids. Learn more.

September 2020
Preview of the 8th Annual HOMER International Microgrid Conference in October; Elum Energy technology helps manage microgrids during Covid; Ferntech provides microgrid remote control and monitoring in Africa; flow and lithium batteries power Oxford UK project; electric trucks are coming. Learn more.

August 2020
Learn about the new proposal writer in HOMER Pro; a California company uses HOMER Grid to design convenience stops that marry EV charging and food; 60Hertz deploys mobile microgrid management app to SE Asia; California PUC mandates more streamlined microgrid applications; HIMC 2020 registration. Learn more

July 2020
A New York food distributor saves on utility bills with a microgrid designed by HOMER Grid; booming EV sales are going to require new charging infrastructure and distributed energy can help; sponsorship packages now available for the 2020 virtual HOMER International microgrid conference. Learn more