HOMER's Getting Started Guide walks the user through the design of a small off-grid wind system. This is the best way to get familiar with HOMER's interface and optimization and sensitivity analyses. It is also available through the Help system within the software.
[Getting Started Guide in Spanish is here.]
[Getting Started Guide in Portuguese is here.]
[Getting Started Guide in French is here.]
HOMER's context-sensitive Help system is indexed and searchable. It contains definitions of all the technical terms, explains all of the dialog boxes, and lists all of the formulas used within HOMER.
If you want more help, then check out our training options, available either online or at your facility.
The best reference for more in-depth descriptions of HOMER's algorithms is Micropower System Modeling with HOMER.
An excellent reference on the special needs of isolated utility systems is High Penetrations of Renewable Energy for Island Grids. (Link to the original article is here.)
HOMER's Sample Files are a good way to get a head start on analyses.
HOMER Support Portal
Our support portal, http://support.homerenergy.com, is constantly updated with the latest user questions and our answers to them. If you don't find your answer in our searchable knowledgebase, then create a new case and our engineers will help you.
HOMER User Community
Please take a moment to join our HOMER community. Over 64,000 people from around the world have downloaded HOMER. Through this community you can tap into their combined body of knowledge, exploring hybrid renewable energy systems, specialized topics in batteries, small-scale hydro, energy efficient buildings, photovoltaics, off-grid systems for telecoms, and many more topics.
You may also email questions to our support staff. Email us