When you first open HOMER or load a new or existing project, the Home page appears. You can add basic information about the project, such as title, author, description, and location. You can also assign a location for your project using the map. If you have already set up a system, the Schematic is shown on the left side of the page.
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 three main functions on the left side of the toolbar:
•Click the Design button to build a system using options under the Load, Components, and Resources tabs at the top of the page. The Project tab options allow you to change project parameters, check inputs, and change sensitivity and optimization variables.
Note: The Home page is the default page for Design.
•Click the Results button to review and plot sensitivity cases, investigate optimal systems, and review the details of individual simulations. You can also click the Calculate button on the top right of the page to see this area.
•Click the Library button to access your library and save definitions for components, resources, loads, grid connections, and simulation configurations.