Solar Technology

Solar Technology

Ever wonder, how does sun light turn into power? Want to learn more about the process of that conversion to usable energy and what happens to the excess energy produced? Here is the TriSMART Solar installation system and explanation of what we do to ensure the most energy is converted.

 Converting Sunlight Into Energy – How Home Solar Panels Work

Turning the power of the sun into usable electricity takes several steps. TriSMART Solar is ready to answer any questions you may have along the process:

1)  Solar Panels

Photovoltaic (PV) cells collect energy from the sun. We adjust them to ensure to optimize the sun rays. They convert sunlight to direct current (DC) electricity.


2)  DC to AC Power

SolarBlade or Microinverter technology only. It takes the direct current (DC) power generated by your panels and convert it into alternating current (AC) power.  Each of these are significantly more advanced than traditional string technology that allows the home owner to have significantly larger, safer and more productive systems.

3)  Net Meter

The AC power is sent through your meter to your appliances. Whatever is not used is sent back to the electrical grid.  Note: The meter actually spins both backward and forward—measuring the excess electricity you’re sending (selling) to the grid and then to pull power from the grid at night.

4) Now, kick back and enjoy

Lower electrical bills today and locked in savings for the life of your panels.



Tips to get the most from your new system:

  • Properly insulating your home will reduce heating and cooling costs

  • Installing double pane, energy efficient windows will reduce loss of cool air

  • Secure and seal holes and cracks in the walls, window frames and door jams will reduce energy costs and keep outdoor allergens out

  • Insulating & sealing your duct system will reduce air loss save money

  • Only buy Energy Star appliances


Bonus! Smart Thermostat – with a new system, you also get the power and control of the new Ecobee 3.

Lifehacker’s review was perfect. “It’s a Wi-Fi enabled, learning thermostat that uses remote sensors that allow the thermostat to improve its motion control around your house. In order to automatically change the temperature when you’re away from home, the thermostat has to have a good idea whether anyone’s home or not—and if your thermostat isn’t centrally located, the remote sensors help it understand when you’re really away or when you’re just in one room or sleeping. The Ecobee3 also supports Apple’s HomeKit. As you use the Ecobee3, it learns to change your home’s temperature based on your activity, when you wake and sleep, when you get home from work and when you leave, and so on. The Ecobee3 promises to lower your energy bill by making smart temperature adjustments for you, and even has a dashboard you can view at any time to see how it’s adjusting the temperature for you, average temperature, and how much you’ve likely saved. If you’re a serious data nerd and really want to get into the nitty gritty of programming different zones, temperatures, times, and so on, The Ecobee3 is a great option. ”