World’s Largest Solar Elevated RV Storage Takes Root, We Yawn

Here is a little something from the “strange solar powered” department that has us scratching our heads: an eco option in RV storage. Temescal Canyon RV Storage recently announced that it will be partnering with Solar Power, Inc. (SPI) to create an elevated RV parking structure incorporating a 1.75 megawatt DC solar system, thought to be the largest structure of its kind in the world.

According to a release, the SPI solar modules will provide power–presumably for the structure itself, as well as the RVs–while offering recreational vehicles covered parking and protection from the environment. The project, consisting of 400 stalls (280 of which will offer covered RV parking) is located in Riverside County, adjacent to the City of Corona, and is scheduled to be complete by July.

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This apparently is not the first time SPI has partnered with Temescal on a structure of this sort, as they developed a 160 kW system storage facility back in 2008. But we have to ask: is solar-powered elevated RV storage really an innovation aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of RV storage, or simply a way to get a little extra press for a glorified parking garage?

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Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.