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HOMER Energy

HOMER Energy provides software that optimizes the cost of incorporating renewable energy into local power systems.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Boulder, CO, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded November 2009
  • Employees 10
  • Website

Company Summary

HOMER Energy provides software and services to professionals, researchers, & enthusiasts in the renewable energy industry who desire to optimize distributed power systems & systems that incorporate high penetrations of renewable energy sources. HOMER Energy holds the exclusive global license to the HOMER software, originally developed at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Over 75,000 people worldwide have downloaded the software.


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    Peter Lilienthal
    Chief Executive Officer

    Original developer of HOMER software; founded HOMER Energy in 2009 to enhance & commercialize HOMER. Ph.D. Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University. Active in renewable & distributed energy since 1978. Senior Economist with the International Programs Office at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory from 1990-2007. Technical expertise in utility modeling & economic & financial analysis of renewable & distributed power projects.

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    Jack Sinclair
    Chief Technology Officer

    30 yrs experience in software product management & engineering, strategic planning, technology research & management, business intelligence, business/system analysis & financial management/analysisMBA from the University of California Berkeley and BGS in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.Completed certificate programs in green building/LEED construction management and courses in solar PV system design.

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    Marilyn Walker
    Chief Operating Officer

    Broad experience in environmental science, statistics, databases & modeling,GIS, dynamic website development & ecommerce. Ph.D. Environmental Biology, University of Colorado at Boulder. Started 2 small companies, owned 3 companies, served on faculties of Univ. Colorado at Boulder & Univ. Alaska Fairbanks. Founder & Director, Boreal Ecology Coop Research Unit at U of Alaska. Author of over 50 technical publications & book chapters.

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    Edward Sanders
    Chief Financial Officer

    Over 30years experience in economic & financial analysis in private companies & US Government. Ph.D. economics, Yale. Attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. Early career in OMB where he rose from a Budget Examiner to Assoc. Director for National Security & International Affairs, directing staff of 65. Served as Staff Director, US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Co-founded two international business consulting firms.


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    James Carpenter, Boulder CO
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    Don Perry, Niwot CO