About this course

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.

Here's what you'll learn:

  • HOMER’s simulation-optimization-sensitivity paradigm for microgrid decision making and design
  • How to feel at home using the HOMER interface
  • A step-by-step approach to running a complete analysis in HOMER

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Course outline

1 module • 5 assignments • 1:25 hours of video lectures

Module 1 • 3 assignments
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)
  • Economic Optimization of Renewable Microgrids (01:25:35 hours)
  • Presentation Slides (.pdf)


  • John Glassmire

    HOMER Energy
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    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... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
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.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.


Based on 183 reviews
students have taken this course

very informative course. lecturer is clearly explained all of function could be used for beginner. purely software using only so if you want to know more about any terms, need to research yourself before jump into the course.

The Vinh Nguyen

I feel optimized!!!

Bob Solger
Managing Partner, Solar Design Studio

It was life changing

Ibrahim Emmanuel Wali
Engineer , Living safe Nigeria limited

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