When you first open HOMER Grid or load a new or existing project, the Setup page appears.
Tip: If you add PV to your system, selecting a location while on the Home page streamlines the process of adding a PV component and a solar resource.
You can select from two main functions from top of the HOMER Grid screen:
•Click the Design button to build a system using options under the Electric Load, Utility, Components, Incentives and Resources tabs at the left side of the page. The design page also includes the Project tab options allow you to change project parameters, check inputs, and change sensitivity and optimization variables. Clicking on the Design button would give the user inputs to add to the model. These inputs are divided into categories as shown below:
•Click the Results button to calculate and review and plot sensitivity cases, investigate optimal systems, and review the details of individual simulations.
At the top, left of the screen are four icons:
•Clicking the Save button allows you to save your model in the same/exiting .hgrid file.
• The Cloud icon indicates that HOMER cloud services are available.
•Clicking the Save As button allows you to save it as a new .hgrid file.
•The folder tab provides several options: New, Recent, Browse, Samples, Save, Save As, Compare Files,and Settings. The folder icon opens the below list of options: