Trusted techno-economic analysis for utility-scale energy storage and hybrid systems​

Maximize value and mitigate risks of energy storage, solar, wind and hybrid projects​

Evaluate most major energy markets worldwide​

Robust online platform saves hours of analysis time ​

For project development, bid evaluation and due diligence​​

Built on UL Solutions’ trusted HOMER hybrid power optimization platform, HOMER® Front software provides a powerful online web application that helps you more accurately and quickly model and optimize the technical and economic performance of utility-scale battery energy storage systems (BESS), solar and wind – independently or as hybrid systems.

Utilizing the software’s simple, intuitive interface and robust simulations, you get critical, actionable insights into maximizing multiple energy markets and revenue streams, and determining the most efficient system size, battery dispatch and augmentation strategies.

You can determine the winning system faster when you optimize essential aspects of your design with HOMER Front software.

Size your system

Calculate the optimal size of energy storage, solar, wind and other components in utility-scale systems — whether as standalone, single energy resource systems or combined in hybrid systems.

Manage battery augmentation

Model battery lifetime, capacity degradation and augmentation or replacement strategies to minimize ongoing expenses and maximize revenue. Custom storage capability enables you to input details that replicate commercially available batteries.

Compare revenue streams for energy markets worlwide​

Perform detailed, holistic modeling of most major electricity markets worldwide, including day-ahead, merchant, wholesale or real-time energy markets down to a 15-minute interval. Evaluate power purchase agreements with time-of-delivery obligations, capacity markets and ancillary services such as frequency regulation. Stack and compare multiple revenue streams and dispatch strategies and calculate revenue possibilities. Select from all major monetary currencies and customize inputs for a specific country or region.

Utilize robust sensitivity analysis

De-risk your internal rate of return (IRR) by conducting sensitivity analysis on key performance parameters that often fluctuate, such as solar irradiance, wind speeds or energy market prices. Screen project sites and evaluate site and system economic viability.

Create insightful proposals that help demonstrate project value

Quickly turn your project analysis into a customer-facing proposal that presents critical aspects of your project, including revenue streams, technical performance and return on investment.

With a detailed proposal, you, your customer and your stakeholders can move forward confidently.

Mitigate risks and make hybrid power system decisions with confidence

Stop utilizing inadequate spreadsheets. Instead rely on accurate, confirmable analysis of multiple inputs of energy resources, markets, and dispatch and augmentation strategies that help you maximize return on investment while reliably meeting contractual obligations.

HOMER Front software provides a trusted third-party model that helps partnering companies, financiers and customers feel more confident.

Get the clear competitive advantage of HOMER Front with one simple click

Discover how HOMER Front software helps you leverage the value of energy storage and maximize the IRR of your project. Contact us through the lead form below to see an on-demand video demonstration and download a case study. Download the brochure here.

Tap into powerful performance and a trusted third-party model that enables you to share results and data and collaborate with your team without risking intellectual property.

Want to learn more about the critical insights provided by HOMER Front?  Fill out the form to watch a video demonstration of the software and to download the highlights of a feasibility use case on the financial impact of adding energy storage.

License HOMER Front software

Model your projects accurately with a license for HOMER Front web-based software. Each license comes with five training hours to help you get started.

Request a project-specific Feasibility Study

Benefit from a revenue and project viability evaluation performed by UL Solutions’ respected team of independent engineers and the power of HOMER Front software.

Talk to an expert

Save time, maximize revenue and increase speed to completion with a full project evaluation by the engineering talent and expertise of UL Solutions advisory services team.

Simply fill out the form to get started.

Put the power of HOMER and UL Solutions to work for you

Map shows locations of the more than 250,000 users enabled by HOMER software in over 190 countries around the globe

UL Solutions HOMER software optimizes the value of your hybrid power systems and energy storage – whether your system is standalone, connected to the grid, behind-the-meter or utility scale.

You can leverage our long-standing expertise in renewable energy and trusted independent engineering by licensing our software and performing your own modeling. Or you can utilize our team of experts to support your full project, including market and regulatory assessment, project and site evaluation, technical design and analysis.

You gain unmatched advanced energy storage modeling along with our 25+ years of experience modeling hybrid power systems.