Join Us at the Microgrid Knowledge 2023 Conference

Join us from May 16-17, 2023 in Anaheim, California for the Microgrid Knowledge 2023 Conference conference to explore the markets, technologies, policies and customer benefits emerging as we decentralize our energy supply and electrify buildings and transportation. HOMER Software founder, Peter Lilienthal, will be presenting during the “Fending Off Climate Disasters with Microgrids” session on ‘Resilience Hubs: powering energy equity in climate disasters and year-round’.

AEE East Energy Conference & Expo

Don’t miss a broad selection of qualified speakers presenting case studies, application success stories, innovations in technology, energy service improvements and much more at the AEE East Conference and Expo from June 7-8, 2023. UL Solutions Microgrid Business Lead, Eduardo Guerra, will be speaking at this conference on June 7th, 2023 on how you can “Design and Optimize Microgrids to Cut Carbon and Costs and Deliver Resilience”.

4th International Conference on Solar Technologies & Hybrid Mini Grids to improve energy access

Join us at the 4th edition of the International Conference on Solar Technologies and Hybrid Mini-Grids to improve energy access on April 26-28, 2023. HOMER Software founder, Peter Lilienthal, will be providing a historical perspective on the role of mini-grids in energy access and the International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop with his presentation: ‘The Evolution of Hybrid Power Systems: Insights from 30 years of modeling’.

EV Charging Summit & Expo

EV Charging Summit & Expo is the must-attend event for all things EV Charging.  The Summit provides educational sessions focused on financing, infrastructure, operability, and ROI for EV charging. The expansive Expo Hall showcases real solutions, cost savings, and technological advances to infrastructure for all commercial and government organizations.
Don’t miss the Power Storage ROI panel on March 30th and hear UL Solutions Business Development Lead for Microgrids, Eduardo Guerra, discuss the value of combining energy storage with EV charging.

UL Solutions Releases New Features for HOMER® Grid Modeling Software to Enable More Detailed Cost Evaluations for Grid-tied Microgrids

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.

7th International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop on the Faroe Islands from May 23-24, 2023

The 7th Hybrid Power Systems Workshop that is held on the Faroe Islands from 23 – 24 May 2023 has a focus on Hybrid Power Systems, Micro-Grids, Island Power Systems and Hybrid Power Plants. International participants will benefit from presentations on grid aspects, system studies, design aspects and ancillary services in both Hybrid Power Systems and Hybrid Power Plants.

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.

Join Us at the UL Solutions Renewables Booth Sept. 19-22 at RE+ 2022

As the anchor of RE+, Solar Power International (SPI) in Anaheim will connect you to North American solar industry professionals and vendors as they share the latest insights impacting your business and showcase the newest products and services in the industry. Our team will be exhibiting at RE+ from September 19-22, so be sure to swing by to say hi to our team and get a HOMER software demo or learn about the many other renewables services we can provide.

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.

Enhancing the Value of Solar with Storage with Multiple Revenue Streams — Watch On-demand

As storage technology improves, costs decline and the electricity market changes, solar developers need to understand the financial value of adding storage and how it can enable access to additional revenue streams. Join us on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 11:00 AM MST to 12:00 PM MST to hear from experts as they view the opportunities and challenges from their unique perspectives.

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.