CLUB Bega has joined the Bega Valley’s solar panel movement.
The club has installed 20 kilowatts of power on its roof, thanks to work by Pyramid Power.
Board president Nola Robertson said solar energy had been discussed for more than six months.
Ms Robertson said the club was “becoming more green”.
“We are looking at different ways to benefit the club, our members and the environment,” she said.
“We have double glazed our windows, which cuts down sun rays and keeps the club warm in winter and cool in summer.
“We are also looking at shading different areas.”
Ms Robertson said the club used a lot of power through its operations.
“Over time, there should be significant savings,” she said.
“The unit should pay for itself.”
The board has also investigated the prospect of solar panels at its other site, the Bega Country Club.
“But we are temporarily postponing putting it out there,” Ms Robertson said.
Club Bega celebrated its second anniversary in July.
After the old Bega RSL was demolished, Club Bega was built as a stand-alone facility in Gipps St where it amalgamated with the bowling club (BDN, 26/7/11).
Ms Robertson said the club had been “happy with trading” in the past two years.
“We have provided a comfortable, clean environment where patrons and visitors can bring their families.”