A team of four young entrepreneurs in Thyolo, southern Malawi, has developed a thriving business based on renewable energy with assistance from the Smart Energy Hub initiative of Renew’N’Able Malawi, a Malawian NGO. With no connection to the national grid in their area, they installed three solar panels. Power generated is used to offer cell phone charging, rechargeable flash light rentals, a barber shop with electric razors, and a small movie theatre. Sales have been brisk, with the hub now charging 200 phones and providing 75 haircuts each week. The movie theatre has also proved popular and after just 7 months of operation the group is generating around 100,000 MK (€125) per month.