Dr. Peter Lilienthal is the CEO of HOMER Energy. Since 1993, he has been the developer of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s HOMER® hybrid power optimization software. In 2009 he founded HOMER Energy NREL’s sole world-wide commercialization licensee to distribute and enhance the HOMER model. Since then he has grown HOMER Energy, which now has over 90,000 users and opted-in recipients of its Microgrid Newsletter with a project database of 1.7 million HOMER files describing over 50,000 projects in 193 countries.
Dr. Lilienthal was the Senior Economist with International Programs at NREL from 1990 – 2007. He was the lead analyst and one of the creators of NREL’s Village Power Programs. He has a Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University. He has been active in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency since 1978. This has included designing and teaching courses at the university level, project development of independent power projects, and consulting to industry and regulators. His expertise is in the economic and financial analysis of renewable and micro-grid projects.