Health Clinic Power System Design

This online software tool uses HOMER Energy's HOMER® optimization model to assist health care providers design appropriate power systems for their rural health clinics using combinations of diesel generators, utility power grids, batteries and photovoltaic arrays. Additional information: "Powering Health: Electrification Options for Rural Health Centers" (PDF 660 KB)

Follow the numbered steps below to run a HOMER® analysis.

  1. Location and Time Zone - Use the map to indicate your approximate location [more info]
  2. Power Assumptions - Override the default values for the cost and availability of the electric grid, any on-site power generation with local values if known. [more info]
  3. Financial Assumptions - Enter the Real Interest rate [more info]
  4. Electric Load Inputs - Enter the type and number of electrical devices used in the health clinic and the time of day they are used. [more info]
  5. Run HOMER® [more info]
1) Location and Time Zone

Click on the map to mark your location.

2) Power Assumptions

Electric Grid (if available)


On-site generation




3) Financial Assumptions


4) Electric Load Inputs
Equipment Quantity Power
Daytime hours on
Evening hours on
Night hours on
Total Energy

No location indicated! Please click the map.
Warning, the timezone error is above the limit for this tool. Please either adjust your longitude or time zone.
Warning, your load is zero. Please add some devices for your clinic to create a realistic load profile.
Warning your load is above 30 kWh limit for this tool. Unless you reduce the load the applicaiton will not run.
Simulation Results

Below is a table containing all of the system configurations that meet the electrical needs of the simulated health clinic. They are ranked in ascending order with lowest lifecycle cost at the top. Click on any of the configurations to see the simulation results for that system.

List of Suggested Configurations
Batteries Converter
Initial Capital
Total Net Present Cost

Inputs Summary