Carrington Bowling Club is encouraging other small suburban bowling clubs and surf clubs to follow its lead and get connected to solar power.
The bowling club is reaping the financial rewards of the 50 kilowatt PV solar system that was installed last November.
Climate Action Newcastle coordinated the crowdfunding project.
Prior to installing solar the club was struggling to pay its energy bills, which usually amounted to several thousand dollars a month.
The Bowling Club and Climate Action Newcastle are now inviting small clubs that don't have solar to a seminar and Q&A session on how they achieved their goal.
"Come along and hear about how we raised the funds, sized the PV system and improved club efficiency. Also look at the big savings on the bills," club manager Jacqueline Lappin said.
"We're encouraging clubs to bring their energy bills along and compare notes.
"We want to see much more solar on rooftops in Newcastle and our local community clubs are a great place to start."
The presentation will be held at Carrington Bowling Club at 7pm on April 1.