The Crookwell Men's Shed will offset their energy bills and help reduce greenhouse emissions with the installation of a Solahart solar power system.
Members of the Men's Shed received $8000 funding for the solar panels and installation.
The grant was awarded by the Crookwell II Wind Farm as part of its community enhancement fund.
Secretary Don Southwell said the system would save its members a substantial amount of money.
"We have put enough panels in to adequately cover the cost of electricity and if we make any profit it will go back to the shed," he said.
The installation would reduce the Shed's yearly electricity bill by around $1600 each year, he said.
Locally owned Solahart Goulburn and Southern Highlands installed the system on December 8.
Owner Carmel Donnan said it would not only save on the cost of power bills, "but also leave a legacy for future Men's Shed members."
She said, "the system will generate almost 8000-kilowatt hours per year reducing greenhouse emissions by six and a half tonnes per annum."
The Men's Shed in Crookwell meets on Monday and Wednesday and offers a place to men - and women, who meet on Tuesday - to knock around with a group of mates and participate meaningfully in their community.
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