Solarizing Five Community Hubs in Malawi

Warner Music Group is partnering with Moving Windmills to launch #WMEnergy, an initiative to help combat the effects of climate on agriculture in Kasungu, Malawi with clean, renewable energy.

Extreme Weather & Limited Electricity

As droughts and floods increase with climate change, food insecurity affects 80% of Malawian families, especially in Kasungu, where most people live below the poverty line.

Additionally, 90% of Malawians do not have access to reliable energy. Frequent blackouts and brownouts in electricity cause delays in local crops being milled.


Africa's ample sunshine offers massive potential for renewable energy. Malawi is an ideal location for solar energy, with 30% more sunshine than Germany, the world's current leader in solar power.

With WMG's support, Moving Windmills will harness that potential, installing solar panels on five buildings, where locals can power farm equipment, irrigation kits, electronic devices, and more. The hubs will also each be home to a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) Club, giving local youth access to books, computers, mentorship, and education on the design and engineering of clean energy.

Moving Windmills

Over the last decade, Moving Windmills has transformed the lives of residents in Kasungu, Malawi, and inspired a generation of creative problem solvers. Moving Windmills is inspired by William Kamkwamba, whose curiosity and inventiveness at age 14 helped save his family in Malawi from famine when he created a windmill out of scrap parts. The organization was founded in 2008 and works in partnership with local leaders and farmers to build a more resilient and sustainable future for Malawi and Africa.

William's inspiring story is told in his New York Times best-selling memoir The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, and in the Netflix film adaptation directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Warner Music Group's Commitment to Climate

Like Moving Windmills, WMG believes investing in renewable energy is key to combating climate change. We've committed to reducing our greenhouse gas footprint in line with the Paris Climate Accord by switching to cleaner energy sources. Supporting innovative nonprofits, like Moving Windmills, is an important part of helping to create a more sustainable planet.