Model hybrid energy systems to evaluate multiple options and determine the most economic design
HOMER Grid combines engineering and economics information in one comprehensive model. It rapidly performs complex calculations to compare multiple components and design outcomes, identify points at which different technologies become cost-competitive, and consider various options for minimizing project risk and reducing energy expenditures.
HOMER Grid provides deep insights and trusted results. As the most sophisticated tool on the market, the software:
- Determines the best mix of resources for the least-cost solution
- Calculates the value of demand charge reduction, energy arbitrage, and self-consumption
- Accurately models battery life and performance to support informed choices
- Offers thousands of library components, including solar PV, storage, wind, CHP, and backup generators, for easy system modeling
- Facilitates system design with the optimal rate of return
- Simulates real-world performance with integrated tariff data
- Makes it easy to create utility tariffs for any country in the world
- Generates client proposals that convey the value of a proposed system
- Inspires confidence with the trusted HOMER modeling approach, the global standard for designing distributed generation systems
About HOMER's Modeling Approach
Originally developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), HOMER software provides insight into the complexities and tradeoffs of designing cost effective, reliable microgrids, driving informed decision making so you can design systems with confidence.
- Simulates real-world performance and delivers an optimized design
- Quickly and efficiently determines least-cost options
- Combines engineering and economics in one powerful model
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“I love how straightforward HOMER is for setting up and the continuous improvements to modeling options like the new components library. It’s amazing. Over the years I’ve also tried other modeling software, which I like, but does not have such a friendly interface and inputting data is a bit more complex. Also, HOMER has a more updated database of components and it’s easier to add them.”
--Mauricio Solano-Peralta, Infratec Ltd.