HOMER International Microgrid Conference brings together both the financial and technical aspects of microgrids.
Boulder, Colorado (PRWEB)
September 12, 2017
HOMER Energy, developer of the industry-leading HOMER® Pro software for modeling hybrid renewable energy systems, and the global leader in microgrid decision analysis and design optimization, is preparing to hold its Fifth HOMER International Microgrid Conference at the Embassy Suites in downtown Denver, Colorado, September 18-21, 2017.
The HOMER International Microgrid Conference is the only event of its kind focused on bringing together global leaders and influencers in the microgrid community. Both an educational and networking event, the conference allows attendees to connect with others in their industry to discuss projects and collaborative opportunities. 2017 presentation topics include The Current Microgrid Market State, Microgrid Finance, and Grid Connected Case Studies. The third day offers an optional training in the HOMER software, and the fourth day includes optional tours of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, a tour of the nation’s largest public-private outdoor solar testing and demonstration facility at SolarTAC, and a look inside a leading edge effort to bring clean energy to existing commercial buildings with a visit to the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado’s LEED Platinum building, the Alliance Center.
“Our conference is special because of its strong international attendance, and because it brings together both the financial and technical aspects of microgrids,” says HOMER CEO and co-founder Dr. Peter Lilienthal. “For this year’s event, we are looking forward to offering even more training for users of HOMER Pro, and are happy to be bringing it home to our own state. Holding the event in Colorado is an opportunity for the state to showcase its leadership in renewable energy.”
Renewable energy has become an important part of Colorado’s economy. In 2016, Colorado ranked fourth out of the 50 states in cleantech employment concentration, which includes companies that produce and conserve energy using wind, solar, biomass, fuel cells, hydroelectric resources, and green transportation technologies, as well as companies that manufacture renewable energy equipment,…