NABCEP is proud to announce that the winner of the 2019 Walt Ratterman Award for Creative Community Energy was Brad Burkhartzmeyer. Brad is NABCEP Board Certified, an IREC certified Master Solar Trainer, and a licensed electrician.
Brad is a co-founder of the non-profit Remote Energy which seeks to train more international solar installers as the industry grows. He has been the lead technical manager on five Rotary International projects to bring solar power to schools in India, health centers in Nicaragua, and clean water in Bolivia, Ghana, and Kenya.
Brad has his own solar installation company in WA state where he has installed 100's of PV systems. Brad also worked with Walt Ratterman installing PV systems on seven hospitals in Rwanda. Walt left a lasting impression on Brad and they had several projects under development together when Walt lost his life in the earthquake in Haiti.
At the award presentation, NABCEP donated $500 to the charity of Brad's choice, Remote Energy. The attendees at the presentation also chipped in another $1,000 to Remote Energy, which will go toward its mission of
providing solar electric technical and training expertise to the organizations, businesses, and agencies that implement international development projects.