• USAID promotes peace and stability by fostering economic growth, protecting human health, providing emergency humanitarian assistance, and enhancing democracy in developing countries.

    SunEPI has been working with USAID through its Powering Health program, a web based knowledge portal designed by USAID's Energy Team for all those seeking options to provide reliable electricity to power health clinics and facilities in developing countries. Through this program, SunEPI has participated in country-wide energy assessments in countries such as Haiti, Guyana, Ethiopia and Zambia, multiple training sessions in host countries, and several site designs and implementations.

  • Tetra Tech provides responsible resource management and sustainable infrastructure services that encompass the full life cycle of solutions. They use a broad base of expert resources to dedicate themselves to their clients' needs, offering innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex world problems.

    SunEPI is working with Tetra Tech through USAID's 'Improving Health Facility and Infrastructure (IHFI)' in Haiti and Africa. Through this collaboration, we have implemented the Energy for Health fund, an innovative funding mechanism that brings together international experience and local installation capability in order to provide health clinics and hospitals a more reliable access to electricity.

  • Knightsbridge International, Inc is dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief worldwide without regard to race, religion or national origin. Visit:!

    Walt Ratterman of SunEPI served as VP for Knightsbridge Int'l. The missions of KBI and SunEPI complement each other - particularly when SunEPI is working on providing renewable energy for health centers. Wherever we can, we combine renewable energy projects with humanitarian efforts.

  • With the vision of powering a brighter 21st century, the Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) brings solar power and modern communications to rural villages in the developing world -- for enhancements in health, education, and economic well-being.

    SELF has been involved in an amazing amount of renewable energy projects, focusing in large part on Africa. SunEPI works with SELF on these projects by providing consulting, training, and implementation services.

  • Palang Thai is a Thailand-based non-profit organization that works to ensure that the transformations that occur in the region's energy sector are economically rational, and that they augment, rather than undermine, social and environmental justice and sustainability.

    Founded by Chris Greacen, Palang Thai provides constant support for SunEPI's efforts in Thailand and on the Thai/Burma border.

  • Solar Energy International (SEI) is a USA non-profit organization offering online courses and hands-on workshops in solar, wind and water power and natural building technologies in 22 locations worldwide.

    SEI is a terrific source for all sorts of training services in renewable energy. SunEPI has a continuing relationship with SEI, providing support for them in their training programs in both the developing world and the United States.

  • Light Up The World will improve the quality of life for 1.6 billion people in the developing world without access to electricity using LED lighting and renewable energy solutions.

    Light up the World has chosen SunEPI to be their implementation partner in their Papua New Guinea Project. The seven year project is now underway, bringing over 1,000 LED lighting systems to First Aid health posts spanning 4 provinces.

  • Green Empowerment, a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization, promotes community-based renewable energy, potable water delivery, and related watershed restoration internationally to generate social and environmental progress.
  • Love Everybody is a nonprofit organization founded by Grammy Award-nominee Big Kenny (Kenny Alphin) of the country music duo Big & Rich. Walt Ratterman provided solar electric power during their trip to Akon, Sudan.

    SunEPI's association with Big & Rich and Love Everybody started in 2007 with the assistance that SunEPI provided to them for their support of a community in South Sudan. We expect that this support will be ongoing.

  • The Border Green Energy Team (BGET) provides hands-on appropriate technology training and financial support to village innovators in ethnic minority areas on both sides of the Thai/Burma border.

    SunEPI works through BGET to implement our work on the Thai/Burma border. BGET was founded in 2004 by Walt Ratterman and Chris Greacen. BGET is essential in the successful completion of the medical deliveries and renewable projects for the people of Burma.

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