Walt helped found Border Green Energy Team in 2005 and played a pivotal role in its growth and development. Tragically, Walt Ratterman was a victim of the devastating earthquake in Haiti on January 12, 2010.
Walt brought solar training and humanitarian aid to Rwanda, Uganda, Afghanistan, Benin, Burundi, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Palestine, the Philippines, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Tibet, Ecuador, Peru, Nicaragua, Haiti, and the list goes on. And the list of NGO’s he worked with is almost as long as the countries he worked in. The Solar Electric Light Fund, Green Empowerment, the Border Green Energy Team, Solar Energy International, Engineers without Borders, Light Up the World, and many others all benefited from Walt’s incredible knowledge and dedication. He was truly a solar hero. (From Solar Energy International)
BGET continues to carry on his vision. For more information on continuing Walt's work, please visit his Facebook memorial.