BGET was founded by a team of renewable energy veterans and community leaders in 2005.
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.
Co-Founder & Advisor
Chris works in Bangkok with BGET partner organization Palang Thai. He mostly sits at a computer thinking about clean energy policy for Thailand. But he makes it out to Mae Sot for a few days once a month or so to help with the funnest part of BGET projects.
Co-Founder & Communtiy Coordinator
A Karen with extensive experience in community mobilization in Tak province, Watit provides the link between Salinee and the people of Tak. He coordinates community contributions and community logistics for the project, organizes the trainings, and finds appropriate candidates for technician positions.