Meet Solar Winds
Founder & Project Manager
Mike Linsea is the Founder and Project Manager of Solar Winds Power Systems. Since its beginnings in 2008, Mike has directed the company through the successful implementation of their renewable energy projects. Mike’s background began in Corporate Management in the 1980s. With more than thirty years experience in Corporate Business Management acting as General Manager for a Fortune 100 company, Mike’s expertise in Corporate Level Upper Management, as well as his proficiency in managing large crews, has been essential in collaborating with multiple customers in the renewable energy industry.
Educated in Renewable Energy by Jordan College and Grand Valley State University, Mike understands and implements the science of renewable energy on all projects. He has acted as consultant and advisory committee for the Grand Rapids Community College Learning Lab, Allegan Tech Center, Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo Chamber of Green Initiative Group, Southwest Michigan Green Business Forum; and has appeared as a Guest Speaker at Green Architectural Events, Round Table Discussions, and presentations at Expos, as well as other educational events interested in renewable energy advice and training.
Founder & Operations Manager
Roz Linsea is the Founder and Operations Manager of Solar Winds Power Systems. Roz leads the way from finances, to project prep, to technology. She has much background in business and manufacturing which she has done for over 40 years. She has worked in Fortune 500 companies, government, and business management.
Roz graduated as Magna Cum Laude at Nazareth College in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She continues to use her leadership, knowledge, and motivation to better her business as well as the community. Roz regularly volunteers at local environmental clean ups with different organizations. And is formerly Chair of the South West Michigan Sierra Club chapter. In 2018 & 2019, Roz was recognized with a Michigan Chapter Service Award. She is passionate about educating and engaging with local residents on environmental issues.
Environmental Advisor & Virtual Assistance
Jane Linsea is the Environmental Advisor and Virtual Assistant of Solar Winds Power Systems. She is a graduate from Central Michigan University with degrees in Environmental Policy and Geography. Jane has worked alongside her parents at Solar Winds since 2014 helping with environmental advising, social media coordination, and online virtual assistance.
Jane is passionate about helping our planet and getting ahead of climate change. She is excited about solar energy and educating the masses about its benefits. Social media has been a big way to help the community learn more about solar and also get excited about it. Jane has worked with different environmental organizations such as Michigan Sierra Club, Michigan's Department of Environmental Quality, and NOAA in Key West, Florida.
About Our Crew
Solar Winds Power Systems is a QS 9000 compliant company with the experience and expertise to design, build and manage any size commercial solar power project. From concept to design, to installation and management, we’re committed to offering you the best experience with solar energy solutions for your business, school, housing project, organization, house of worship, or any other commercial facility.
SWPS hires employees with the capabilities and the motivation to achieve the results needed to successfully complete their job. Each project is important and part of a coordinated team effort.
We ensure the placement of all solar installations are in ideal locations for peak energy production; we research and implement systems that meet the budgetary requirements for every client, and; we communicate with our customers during every step of the project -- building the bridge between building, zoning, and utility officials to certify that every installation meets the highest standard of quality.
Our crew consists of:
NABCEP Trained Installers
Credentialed Solar Engineers & Experts
Project Management Experts
QS 9000 Compliant Company
Michigan Builders License #210119426