How Bauer Wanted Activit Uses HOMER Energy Software to Design Hybrid Microgrids
HOMER Energy Software is a powerful tool for designing and optimizing hybrid microgrids that combine renewable and conventional energy sources, storage, and load management. HOMER (Hybrid Optimization of Multiple Energy Resources) software navigates the complexities of building cost-effective and reliable hybrid microgrid and grid-connected systems[^1^] [^2^].
One of the users of HOMER Energy Software is Bauer Wanted Activit, a company that provides engineering and consulting services for renewable energy projects in Turkey and abroad. Bauer Wanted Activit has been using HOMER Energy Software since 2016 to design hybrid microgrids for remote villages, islands, industrial facilities, and military bases.
Bauer Wanted Activit's founder and CEO, Mehmet Bauer, says that HOMER Energy Software has helped his company to deliver customized solutions for their clients' energy needs. \"HOMER Energy Software allows us to simulate different scenarios and compare the technical and economic performance of various system configurations. We can also perform sensitivity analysis to assess the impact of uncertain variables such as fuel prices, load growth, weather conditions, and battery degradation. This helps us to identify the optimal system design that meets the client's objectives and minimizes the risks,\" he says.
Some of the projects that Bauer Wanted Activit has completed using HOMER Energy Software include:
A hybrid microgrid for a remote village in Turkey that consists of solar PV, wind turbines, diesel generators, batteries, and a smart controller. The microgrid provides reliable and affordable electricity to 120 households and reduces diesel consumption by 70%.
A hybrid microgrid for an island resort in Greece that consists of solar PV, wind turbines, diesel generators, batteries, and a smart controller. The microgrid reduces the resort's electricity costs by 50% and CO2 emissions by 80%.
A hybrid microgrid for an industrial facility in Iraq that consists of solar PV, diesel generators, batteries, and a smart controller. The microgrid improves the power quality and reliability of the facility and reduces diesel consumption by 40%.
A hybrid microgrid for a military base in Afghanistan that consists of solar PV, wind turbines, diesel generators, batteries, and a smart controller. The microgrid enhances the security and resilience of the base and reduces diesel consumption by 60%.
Bauer Wanted Activit plans to continue using HOMER Energy Software for their future projects and recommends it to anyone who is interested in designing hybrid microgrids. \"HOMER Energy Software is the best hourly assessment tool for hybrid renewable electric generation systems in the world â bar none[^2^],\" Bauer says.
HOMER Energy Software is not only a simulation and optimization tool, but also a learning and decision-making platform. HOMER Energy Software enables users to explore the technical and economic feasibility of different hybrid microgrid options and understand the trade-offs and benefits of each one. HOMER Energy Software also provides users with valuable insights and guidance on how to design, operate, and maintain hybrid microgrids in various contexts and conditions.
HOMER Energy Software is suitable for anyone who is involved in hybrid microgrid projects, from engineers and developers to policymakers and investors. HOMER Energy Software can be customized with up to 9 individual modules to meet the specific modeling needs of different sectors and applications. These modules include biomass, hydro, combined heat and power, advanced load, advanced grid, hydrogen, advanced storage, multi-year, and MATLAB link.
HOMER Energy Software is available in different licensing schemes to suit the needs and budgets of different users. Users can take advantage of the full-featured 21-day trial to fully explore HOMER Energy Software's capabilities, and then choose from annual or monthly subscriptions, perpetual licenses, or engineer hours. HOMER Energy Software runs on all Windows operating systems that are currently supported by Microsoft. 29c81ba772