Microgrid White Papers

The white papers available here will help you get started in understanding HOMER Pro as well as many of the issues surrounding microgrids, distributed power generation, and the components necessary to make it all work.

Reducing energy costs and environmental impacts of off-grid mines
In this ABB Microgrid Business Case, ABB explains how renewable and storage technologies present an ideal opportunity not only to improve a mine’s environmental footprint, but also to reduce operational energy costs. Download

Ensuring reliable power and reducing energy cost for Commercial and Industrial (C&I) sites
This white paper explains how ABB microgrid solutions help C&I customers by providing reliable, stable and affordable power with renewables and energy storage technology. Download

Micropower System Modeling with HOMER, by T. Lambert, P. Gilman, and P. Lilienthal. Published in: “Integration of Alternative Sources of Energy”, by F. Farret and M. Simões. Copyright ©2006 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

High Penetrations of Renewable Energy for Island Grids, by Peter Lilienthal. Link to original article

Economics of Grid Defection: When and Where Distributed Solar Generation Plus Storage Competes with Traditional Utility Service
Co-authored by the Rocky Mountain Institute, HOMER Energy, and CohnReznick Think Energy. The link is to a 4-page summary. Click here to download the full report.

Underwater Compressed Energy Storage. From Hydrostor.

Living Off Grid, by Jim McDowall, Saft