The TriSolar Story
The Birth of an Idea
In the summer of 2009, Dr. Ibrahim Yehia, the scientific director of the Triangle Research and Development Center, conducted what was probably the world’s first scientific experiments with Agrivoltaics, growing several rows of tomatoes shaded by Organic Photovoltaic (OPV) panels. The results from this initial experiment demonstrated, for the first time, that it might be possible to generate electricity without appreciable drop in the amount of food harvested.
Developing a real technology
The core idea Dr. Yehia explored back in 2009 was developed over the past five years in seven scientific research projects in which Dr. Yehia’s team explored how to reach the elusive target of truly cost effective solar with food security. This five years of intensive work led to the responsive tracking system that Trisolar offers the world.