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375 Hagey Blvd

Solar carports

Perspective corrected fisheye photo of a giant pair of solar carports at sunset. The structures are backlit, casting shadows across the wet tarmac of the surrounding parking lot.
Dramatic photo of an aluminum solar carport at midday. Sky is fair-weather with white clouds. Shot in a parking lot with lush grass verges in the background

In 2018 we were part of the team that built evolv1, a revolutionary and replicable way to build sustainable office space, and Canada’s first Zero Carbon Design Certified building.

Cora Group was very pleased with the evolv1 project and as such engaged us again to develop another dual carport system at one of their other locations. VCT engineered and manufactured our second generation aluminum solar carport connected in a net-metered configuration. This new design features improved water and snow handling features and a larger overall array for improved system performance.

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375 Hagey Blvd, Waterloo

This is the first project to incorporate our second generation, all-aluminum solar carport design.

Aluminum’s natural corrosion resistance means our canopies are built to endure Canada’s harsh climate without rusting. With no-weld, modular construction our canopies soar over their foundations, as graceful as they are powerful. The cantilevered design of our canopies has a very small foundation footprint relative to the span of the canopy and also provides protected space for service equipment, such as EV chargers.

VCT Group Involvement

Design, engineer, procure and construct the project .

Primary Equipment Installed

300kW AC / 384kW DC installed on the carports. 

VCT aluminum carport and SolarEdge inverters

Design Capacity

440,000 kWh / year

System Historical Performance

System was energized June in 2021, data being collected.