Economic Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Microgrids Using HOMER Pro - Self Study


Author: John Glassmire

Subjects: Microgrid: Economics

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Since its release, the HOMER software has been downloaded by over 100,000 people in 193 countries. This free course shows you how to use HOMER software to simulate microgrid performance. It includes a free 30-day trial of HOMER Pro software and a walk-through of several real examples.

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Homer Is the Most Popular Microgrid Software In the World

It has been downloaded by over 100,000 people in 193 countries.

Included: Microgrid Design Software

As part of this course, you'll receive a free 30-day trial of HOMER Pro software and walk-through of several real-world examples.

Note: Compatible Only With Newer Versions of Windows

Please note that HOMER Pro requires Windows Vista or “above,” (i.e. Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or higher.) It will not run on computers running Windows XP or OS X. You may be able to run the software on a Mac by using a virtualization program like VirtualBox.

Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.


John Glassmire

HOMER Energy

John Glassmire has extensive experience in the modeling and design of both distributed and traditional energy supply systems. He has led and worked on a wide-variety of energy research and consulting projects including cost-to-society environmental and economic impacts of clean energy technologies for grid planning, integrated resource planning for energy...[more]

Course Outline

Economic Optimization of Renewable Microgrids using HOMER Pro

In this module you'll find the 1.5 lecture, along with a PDF copy of the slides and information about downloading a free version of the HOMER Pro software.

  • Install HOMER Pro on your computer (Free 30-day trial) (Resource)
  • Economic Optimization of Renewable Microgrids (Video - 01:25:35 hours)
  • Presentation Slides (Download .pdf)
  • HOMER Pro Models (Download .zip)

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