Berkeley Springs, WV - Mike McKechnie owns Mountain View Solar & Wind, a renewable energy company located in historic Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Mike is passionate about bringing solar to Southern WV using an on-the-job training model that he has proven in the Eastern Panhandle of WV – he utilizes under-employed/un-employed contractors and trains them on-site for gainful employment in the solar jobs sector. In 2008 Mike was awarded the Green Entrepreneur of the Year award from the West Virginia Environmental Council. Mike, his wife Faith, and their daughter Sofia reside in Berkeley Springs in a home that utilizes a Velux solar hot water heating system, a solar electric system and a Skystream 3.7 wind generator. He has spoken at building association meetings, environmental fairs, community teaching institutes, local schools, Shepherd University, the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV, Oblebay Institute in Wheeling, WV and local and state level government meetings. Mike's energy and enthusiasm are contagious as he engages the audience to be part of the energy solution that our country needs.