Jul 14 2013

Ecological Energy Management Technologies - Homer & Java

Posted by Mike Brunt at 12:32 PM Flash | CloudComputing | Languages | Greening The Web | Java-JVM | ColdFusion

Recently I have been getting very interested in the role that software and technology can play in helping the life forms on our planet cope with the reality of climate change, for both adaptation and mitigation.  Smart power grids and microgrids are of particular interest to me and I have been watching a software package emerge which came out of a government project at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The software is called Homer..."HOMER Energy supplies software and consulting services to the rapidly growing international distributed renewable energy market."

I was quite excited to read that there is a Homer 3 version which runs on Java using Adobe Air as a GUI and has a REST API.  As Java is very much where I spend my career, on the server-side and ColdFusion very much supports REST-full architecture I am very interested to see where we can go with this and if there are ways to bring this into our new ecoSoft initiative.