Online Resources for Low-Carbon Energy and Development June 22, 2011
"The HOMER energy modeling software is a powerful tool for designing and analyzing hybrid power systems, which contain a mix of conventional generators, combined heat and power, wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, hydropower, batteries, fuel cells, hydropower, biomass and other inputs. It is used by tens of thousands of people worldwide. For grid-tied or off-grid environments, HOMER helps determine how variable resources such as wind and solar can be integrated optimally into hybrid systems."
HOMER Energy's Software Aids Design of Hybrid Power Systems, March 18, 2011
"HOMER will determine the most cost-effective combination of photovoltaic technology and battery storage to meet design goals and fit funding and site constraints. It will also analyze the proposed system's sensitivity to changes in such parameters as equipment costs, energy requirements and fuel prices."
Software helps determine hybrid energy sources, February 24, 2011
"Engineers and non-professionals use the product to run simulations of different energy systems and compare the results to obtain a realistic projection of their capital and operating expenses. HOMER determines the economic feasibility of a hybrid energy system, optimizes the system design, and helps you understand how hybrid renewable systems work."
HOMER for the Holidays: Tools for Energy Security, December 22, 2010
"In the process of operational and logistics planning, military planners have a plethora of tools available to determine troop strength, enemy intentions, supply requirements, etc. ... Captain Brandon Newell ...has figured out how to adapt [the] HOMER model for use in FOBs. "
32 Companies Charging the Super Grid Now, October 30, 2010
"The market for software to integrate renewables and microgrids with existing power generation seems to be at an early stage... Homer Energy provides modelling software to analyze and optimize power grids that incorporate high penetrations of renewable energy sources."
PV Design Software: Where Can I Find it? November/December 2010
Although HOMER is typically used to design complex hybrid systems featuring conventional and renewable energy inputs plus storage, we're happy to see that ASES included it on their list of tools for PV installers.
Solar Professional Magazine, Production Modeling for Grid-Tied PV Systems, April/May 2010.
Learn how a maturing solar industry could benefit from production modeling. This is an overview of production modeling theory and a review of a number of tools including HOMER.