Leis Pet, Wellesley, ON
VCT Group worked with the Leis Pet Distributing and CED Co-op to design and build an optimized PV system to generate the best possible returns from their FIT 3.0 rooftop solar PV contract. After several years of reliably maintaining their system Leis Pet Distributing engaged VCT Group once again to build another solar PV project at the same site, this time in a net metered configuration. The new system includes an export control system to ensure the upstream LDC owned transformer is not operated outside of its limits.
Primary Equipment Installed
250 kW AC / 300 kW DC solar racking roof install for the 2016 FIT project
133 kW AC / 177 kW DC solar racking roof install for the 2020 net meter project
317,711 kWh / year (original FIT system)
193,215kWh / year (Net Meter system)
System Historical Performance
342,877kWh / year in 2020
185,620 kWh over the last 11 months (April 2021), on track to hit target (Net Meter system)
Originally a FIT project, Leis Pet Distributing Inc.’s south-facing building with a large metal roof is a perfect fit for solar power. Different racking angles are used to maximize production on varying roof types and slopes.
In 2020, VCT Group expanded the system with a net-meter installation on the roof of Leis Pet’s new addition.