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Jan
20
HOMER Pro 3.1 is Available!
Posted by Marilyn Walker on 20 January 2015 11:48 AM

The first major update to HOMER Pro, version 3.1, was released this morning, January 20, 2015. This is a major update, with dozens of new features, components, and modules.

If you have downloaded HOMER Pro already, you will receive an email with instructions on how to take advantage of HOMER Pro 3.1 - at no cost.

If you haven't yet tried HOMER Pro, this would be a great time to try a fully-functional 2-week trial.

Try HOMER Pro now.


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Jan
16
Introducing HOMER Pro 3.1
Posted by Laura Chiaramonti on 16 January 2015 11:47 AM

HOMER Energy plans to release the first major update to their flagship product, HOMER Pro, on January 20, 2015. HOMER, which stands for Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources, is the global standard for microgrid modeling software, particularly for the design and analysis of energy systems. HOMER is in use throughout the world, and over 110,000 people from every corner of the world have downloaded HOMER at some point.

The new update, HOMER Pro 3.1, replaces version 3.0, first released in October, 2015. Version 3.1 of HOMER Pro includes major performance and usability upgrades, adds significant graphing capability, and adds the ability to create your own battery or wind turbine, among many other new features and capabilities. HOMER Pro already has add-on modules available for run-of-river hydro, biomass, advanced load, and combined heat and power. Version 3.1 adds modules for hydrogen and hydrokinetic systems and more advanced capabilities to model grid-connected systems, including the ability to schedule outages and to model complex rate structures, including real-time rates.

HOMER Pro 3.1 also allows users more control over their environment. Third-party ads can be switched on or off, and modules can be either on or off. HOMER Pro also offers new licensing options for enterprise and classroom versions. HOMER is quickly becoming a standard for university-level curricula focusing on renewable energy and system design.

Two new wind turbine manufacturers are represented in HOMER Pro 3.1 Microgrid Modeling Software – Xant and Ennera – as well as the existing component manufacturers Innovus generators, Northern Power, BWC, Norvento, Bergey, and Vergnet wind turbines, Trojan, ZBB, Gildemeister CellCube, and Discover Energy batteries, Beacon and ABB (Powercorp) flywheels, and Smart Hydro hydrokinetic turbine.

One consequence of the release will be the end of “launch special” pricing on HOMER Pro. Once the release is made, the cost of the base product will increase to $500 for a 1-year license. Users may take advantage of the launch pricing through the end of Monday, January 19th, and then update to version 3.1 for no additional cost.

All new users are eligible for a fully-functional, 2-week HOMER Pro trial, at no cost. HOMER Pro can be downloaded from http://users.homerenergy.com/pages/homer_pro


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Jan
22
New Trojan Batteries and Bergey Wind Turbines available for HOMER 2
Posted by Marilyn Walker on 22 January 2014 03:21 PM

Expansion packs are now available for 7 Trojan Industries battery models and 5 Bergey Wind Turbine models. A single download file with install instructions is available on the HOMER Energy Sample Files and Expansion Packs page.


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May
16
HOMER Online Training Now Available
Posted by Marilyn Walker on 16 May 2011 04:58 PM
Short courses are now available on getting started with HOMER. These include a live instructor and are presented online. Training is highly recommended for all new users. Go to http://student.gototraining.com/54d9w/catalog/109129470 to sign up now.

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