HOMER Grid

A robust, powerful tool for optimizing the value of behind-the-meter, Distributed Generation Systems

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.

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

Leverage powerful optimization and proven results with the most sophisticated software tool available:

  • Determine the best resource mix to deliver the least-cost solution
  • Understand and demonstrate the value of demand charge reduction, energy arbitrage, and self-consumption
  • Design an optimized system with the best rate of return
  • Model electric vehicle charging to minimize the costs of increased energy demand
  • Understand the value of participating in incentive and demand-response programs
  • Access thousands of library components to easily model a system to meet your specific needs
  • Quickly create simple or complex utility tariffs for any country in the world
  • Save time and increase sales with insightful customer-facing proposals that demonstrate system value

Demand Charge Reduction

Intelligently reduce the peak power you buy from the utility each month. Determine the best mix of resources for the least-cost solution, and design a system with the highest possible rate of return.

Value Stacking
One plus one plus one can equal more than three if you optimize to stack value. Understand your ROI from combining value from demand charge reduction, energy arbitrage, and self-consumption.

Powerful, Proven Optimization

The HOMER® optimization engine is trusted by over 150,000 users worldwide. Examine all possible combinations of system types in a single run, to find the best combination for your system.

Combined Heat & Power
Combined heat and power are essential elements in many building or campus sytems. HOMER Grid lets you include Combined Heat and Power in your design, helping you understand its interaction with other DER to get the full picture of your economic options.

Robust Storage Model
The HOMER storage model is the most accurate and sophisticated model on the market, based on the input of thousands of users. HOMER Grid accurately models battery life and performance for the duration of your project, so you know exactly what to expect.

Cutting-Edge Dispatch Strategy

HOMER Grid’s dispatch is built on the HOMER engine – the global standard in distributed generation design. HOMER Grid’s dispatch strategy uses a “look ahead” approach to pick the best economic options for serving your load at each timestep – based on tariffs, weather, and available power components.

Model EV Charging Costs
Save on utility costs with a charging system designed for the optimal mix of renewable energy and storage whether managing a fleet of vehicles or an on-demand EV charging model. This feature lets you plan for single or multiple chargers and Level 2 or fast-charging DCFC stations.

Accurate Tariff Modeling
Accurately model complex, custom utility tariffs around the world, or select existing tariffs from our library.

Completely Customizable

Tailor your design to the exact needs of your project. HOMER Grid has options for solar plus storage, generators, combined heat and power, wind, and more.

Accurate, Bankable Results

Accurate results help you understand risks, see costs, and quickly answer specific questions, like “What’s the optimal system design to reduce demand charges?” and “What’s the IRR of each possible system?”

Dig Deep into Details

There are no black boxes here – only well displayed details. HOMER Grid produces thousands of graphical results, so you can see the details of how each modeled system will operate.

Understand and Quantify Risk

You can’t control the future, but you can understand the cost of being wrong. Sensitivity analyses let you easily compare scenarios, so you understand the potential impact of changes and uncertainty.

Import PV Production Data

Combine the power of your favorite solar modeling tool, like HelioScope, with HOMER Grid for more accurate modeling and more bankable results.

Global Resource Data
HOMER Grid fetches solar data from NREL and NASA databases, or upload your own measured or purchased resource data.

Resilience
Provide an additional value stream by proving the value of a hybrid/generator project in extended outages.

 

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Demo Version : https://users.homerenergy.com/account/sign_in  

Brochures : https://www.homerenergy.com/pdf/Homer-Grid-Brochure.pdf

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