Chapter 15: Micropower System Modeling with Homer

Paul Gilman, Tom Lambert, Peter Lilienthal

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The HOMER Micropower Optimization Model is a computer model developed by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to assist in the design of micropower systems and to facilitate the comparison of power generation technologies across a wide range of applications. HOMER models a power system's physical behavior and its life-cycle cost, which is the total cost of installing and operating the system over its life span. HOMER allows the modeler to compare many different design options based on their technical and economic merits. It also assists in understanding and quantifying the effects of uncertainty or changes in the inputs.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIntegration of Alternative Sources of Energy
EditorsF. A. Farret, M. Godoy Simoes
StatePublished - 2006

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/CH-6A20-72011


  • micropower system
  • sensitivity analysis
  • system configuration


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