About HOMER Quickstart

What is HOMER Quickstart?

HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources), the micropower optimization model, simplifies the task of designing both off-grid and grid-connected power systems. HOMER Quickstart Beta is a free, online tool for estimating simple system designs. HOMER Pro has more advanced options to delve deeper into detailed system requirements.

How do I use HOMER Quickstart?

Provide the project's location, load requirements, and your choice of components. HOMER then simulates all feasible configurations, generating a list sorted by net present cost. Clicking the "Details" button will render a custom report with tables and graphs you can export for use in reports and presentations. These results can answer general questions about technology options to inform planning and policy decisions.