Unlock the full potential of front-of-the-meter, utility-scale hybrid power

Leverage the value of energy storage in your utility-scale hybrid power projects

HOMER Front simulates hundreds of possible configurations of your hybrid power system. UL experts provide insights into system profitability and performance.

To successfully develop utility-scale hybrid power systems, you need accurate insight into the multiple complexities including energy storage and its impact on variable revenue streams and system sizing.

Your success depends on the accuracy and quality of your analytic tools.

Simplify complexity. Maximize profitability.

HOMER Front + UL Analysis provides the critical insights needed to determine your hybrid system’s economic viability and generate maximum profit. We help you optimize the sizing of key components, such as energy storage, PV arrays and wind turbines while considering fluctuating energy resources and revenue streams.

Bottom line, you can validate if your front-of-the-meter hybrid project meets required financial goals and internal rate of return (IRR) – before moving forward.

HOMER software’s unmatched energy storage modeling and proven accuracy combined with UL’s long-standing reputation as independent engineers, enables HOMER Front + UL Analysis to deliver actionable techno-economic simulation and optimization that:

  • Screens the viability of project sites and validates revenue projections and financial returns
  • Analyzes potential profitability of energy and capacity markets and power purchase agreements
  • Optimizes component sizing and quantifies the value of energy storage in your project

When accuracy matters most, rest assured your project analysis is performed by HOMER software – backed by decades as the global leader in standard-setting energy modeling software.

For project development, due diligence and bid evaluation: accuracy you can trust

Get detailed analysis including battery operation and degradation, PV production and energy clipping, dispatch strategies for storage, solar and wind, and the profit and loss of sales into energy markets.

Determine if your IRR will be undermined by factors out of your control through sensitivity and risk analysis.

Model energy and capacity markets including contracted revenue as well as merchant revenue, integration of locational marginal pricing (hourly and sub-hourly), and resource generation data.

Make decisions based on specific data inputs including:
  • Time of delivery power purchase agreements
  • Energy shifting arbitrage for the wholesale energy market including day-ahead and real-time markets
  • Capacity reserve markets such as resource adequacy

Calculate revenue possibilities through various combinations of value streams including:
  • Day-ahead and real-time energy markets
  • Power markets including capacity, resource adequacy
  • Contracted and merchant revenue
  • Revenue gains from time-shifting of storage

  • Accurately simulate dispatchable storage and non-dispatchable wind and solar resources
  • Model energy storage capacity degradation and augmentation and replacement strategies

Optimally size wind, solar and storage and import wind and solar data from sources including PVSyst and Openwind.

HOMER can accept input data in multiple formats, including from other software, such as PVSyst and Openwind.

Benefit from HOMER’s extensive component library and advanced storage model including energy storage degradation, and strategies for augmentation and replacement.

HOMER Front + UL Analysis enables you to:

  • Understand the impact and value of including storage in your utility-scale power system
  • Design a system that maximizes revenue from available revenue streams
  • Determine if a system is economically viable
  • Evaluate the profitability of energy markets, capacity markets, and power purchase agreements

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HOMER Front + UL Analysis is built-on the trusted HOMER software engine used by more than 250,000 energy professionals in over 190 countries. All HOMER software products optimize and design the best, least-cost solution for hybrid power systems whether it’s a standalone, grid-connected, behind- or in front-of-the-meter system.

Products include HOMER Pro for standalone microgrids and DERs and HOMER Grid, which helps grid-connected commercial and industrial customers design hybrid renewable energy systems that save on electricity bills, reduce peak loads, and lower carbon footprints.