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Project information and setup HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Locate project on map Yes
View system schematic Yes
AC and DC buses Yes
Copy component from model to library Yes
Linked sensitivities Yes
International currency and number formats Yes
Paid license users can disable ads Yes
Compare scenarios Yes
Hybrid power system design wizard Yes
Components HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Microgrid Controller
Custom control algorithms in MATLAB Yes
Use others' custom MATLAB algorithms Yes
Use commercial controllers developed with the C++ SDK Yes
Generator Order dispatch Yes
Cycle charging dispatch Yes
Load following dispatch Yes
Compare economics between different controllers and controller settings Yes
Generators Up to 20
Auto-sizing generator Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Maintenance scheduling Yes
Operational scheduling Yes
Lifetime S (hours)
Fuel curve Yes
Emissions factors Yes
Solar PV Arrays Up to 10
Capital and replacement cost S
Type Flat plate or
concentrating
Lifetime S (years)
Derating factor V
Dedicated converter Inverter or
maximum
power point
tracker
Temperature effects S
Tracking, slope, azimuth S
Wind Turbine 2
Improved wind turbine model builder Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Hub height S
Losses V (7 types)
Scheduled turbine maintenance Yes
Batteries Up to 10
Improved battery model builder Yes
Conventional Yes
Zinc Yes
Vanadium Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Initial state of charge S
Minimum state of charge S
Lifetime throughput S
Enforce or model minimum life Yes
Degradation (Modified Kinetic Battery Model) Yes
Temperature effects (Modified Kinetic Battery Model) Yes
Rate-dependent losses (Modified Kinetic Battery Model) Yes
Flywheel 1
Capital and replacement cost S
Lifetime S
DC/AC converter 1
Capital and replacement cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Efficiency S
Grid Yes
Grid power price V
Grid sellback price V
Sale capacity V
Net metering Yes
Real-time rates Yes
Scheduled rates (time of use) Yes
Grid extension Yes
Scheduled and unscheduled grid outages Yes
Demand charges Yes
Peak shaving Yes
Hydrokinetic Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Power curve Yes
Hydro Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Available turbine head S
Design flow rate S
Minimum flow rate S
Maximum flow rate S
Efficiency S
Pipe head loss S
Boiler Yes
Fuel types 8
Fuel price S
Efficiency S
Emissions V
Thermal load controller (dump load) Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Reformer Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Efficiency S
Hydrogen delivery cost S ($/kg/km)
Electrolyzer Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Lifetime S (years)
Efficiency S
Minimum load ratio S
Hydrogen tank Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Set initial tank level S
Option to require year-end tank level to equal or exceed initial level Yes
Hydrogen fuel cell Yes
Capital and replacement cost S
Operations and maintenance cost S
Maintenance scheduling S
Operational scheduling S
Lifetime S (years)
Fuel curve Yes
Loads HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Electrical Load 1 2
Scaled annual average S
Variability V
Deferrable Load 1
Scaled annual average S
Storage capacity S
Peak S
Minimum load ratio S
Thermal Load 2
Scaled annual average S
Variability V
Hydrogen Load 1
Scaled annual average S
Variability V
Penalties for unmet load Yes
Load inputs Yes
Easy data entry with typical load profiles Yes Thermal
Import data Yes Thermal
Read from library Yes Thermal
Build from measured data Yes Thermal
Resources HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Fuels Diesel, ethanol,
methanol, natural gas,
biogas,
gasoline,
propane,
biodiesel,
hydrogen,
and custom user-defined
Fuel price S
Solar GHI Download from
Internet
or import
Scaled annual average S
Solar DNI Import
Scaled annual average S
Wind Download from Internet or import
Scaled annual average S
Surface roughness S
Temperature Download from Internet or import
Scaled annual average S
Biomass Import or enter
Scaled annual average S
Average price S
Carbon content S
Gasification ratio S
Lower heating value S
Hydro Import or enter
Scaled annual average S
Hydrokinetic Import or enter
Scaled annual average S
System Control HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Time step size 1 to 60 minutes
Fuel minimization option Yes
Weight minimization option Yes
Dispatch strategies 2
Results HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Results tables Yes
Sensitivity table Yes
Optimization table Yes
Sort results on any metric Yes
Filter results on any metric Yes
Choose results to display Yes
Cost summary Yes
Comparative economics for IRR and ROI Yes
Cash flow - General electrical outputs Yes
Outputs for each component Yes
Summary report and export Yes
Time series plot, scatter plot, delta plot, table, time series data export Yes
Emissions Yes
Results Graphical Displays Yes
Optimal system type plot Yes
Surface plot Yes
Line plot Yes
Spider plot Yes
Optimization plot Yes
Optimization surface plot Yes
Multi-year Results Yes
Year-by-year results Yes
Yearly plot Yes
Results recycling Yes
Economics sensitivity variables HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Annual nominal interest rate Yes
Expected inflation rate Yes
Project lifetime Yes
System fixed capital costs Yes
System fixed O&M costs Yes
Capacity shortage penalty Yes
Emissions HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Carbon dioxide Yes
Carbon monoxide Yes
Unburned hydrocarbons Yes
Particulate matter Yes
Sulfur dioxide Yes
Nitrogen oxides Yes
Constraints HOMER Pro
(main)
Add-on Modules
Advanced
Load
Biomass Hydro Combined
Heat and
Power
Hydrogen Advanced
Grid
Advanced
Storage
Multi-Year MATLAB
Maximum annual capacity shortage (%) Yes
Minimum renewable fraction (%) Yes
Operating reserve (as % of: current load, peak, solar, wind) Yes

S – Sensitivity variable
V – Single value user-defined variable

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