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Medford, Oregon, Explores Renewable Energy Projects

Medford, Oregon [Mail Tribune] In an effort to reduce its reliance on conventional electricity, Medford is looking to the sun. A car powered primarily by photovoltaic panels may be part of the Building Department’s fleet by the fall and a solar power plant proposal is under review by the Public Works Department. Chris Reising, building department director, said plans are to take one of the department’s three hybrid cars and add more batteries to it, increasing the “electric only” mode of the gas/electric car.