Bill Brooks - Principal, Brooks Engineering

Bill Brooks PE, of Brooks Engineering LLC, has over 30 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. More than 12,000 installers and inspectors have attended his courses throughout the U.S. and abroad. His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of greatest need. He has written several important technical manuals for the industry that are now widely used throughout the United States and beyond. His recent publications include the Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems, the Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems, and Understanding the CalFire Solar PV Installation Guidelines, as well as articles in Photon and SolarPro magazines.

He is actively involved in the developments of PV codes and standards including IEEE-929 and IEEE1547 (PV Utility Interconnection), the National Electrical Code (NEC®) Article 690 (Solar Photovoltaic Systems), and IEC TC82 (international PV standards). Mr. Brooks is an active participant on many codes and standards panels including Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code, UL1703 and UL1741 Standards Technical Panels, and IEC TC82 Working Group 3 and 6. Mr. Brooks is a member of the California Office of the State Fire Marshal’s (Cal Fire) PV Task force that developed the Solar Photovoltaic Installation Guideline, which became the model for national regulation.

Mr. Brooks holds Bachelor and Master of Science Degrees in Mechanical Engineering from N.C. State University and is a
Registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina and California.

Bill Brooks teaches:

NABCEP PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification Prep

All the training required to sit for the NABCEP Solar PV Installation Professional (PVIP) Certification exam. Includes both NABCEP PV Associate Exam Prep and 40-hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training course.

30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs

Advanced course for experienced solar professionals looking to take NABCEP PV Certification exams or to earn CEUs for recertification. Approved for 30-hours of Advanced PV Training with NABCEP.

40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs

Advanced course for experienced solar professionals looking to take and pass NABCEP PV Certification exams. Approved for 40-hours of Advanced PV Training with NABCEP.

NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification Prep

This NABCEP PV Design Specialist (PVDS) Certification Prep Course gives you the Advanced Hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVDS Certification. Includes 40-Hours of advanced training & PVDS practice exams.

NABCEP PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Certification Prep

This NABCEP PV Installer Specialist (PVIS) Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVIS Certification. Includes 30-Hours of advanced training & PVIS practice exam.

NABCEP PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification Prep

The NABCEP PV Commissioning & Maintenance Specialist (PVCMS) Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVCMS Certification. Includes 30 Hours of advanced training and practice exam.

2020 NEC PV, Energy Storage, Building and Fire Codes for PV System Inspectors

Prepare for the NABCEP PV System Inspector Certification Exam

NABCEP PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification Prep

This NABCEP PV System Inspector (PVSI) Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn NABCEP PVSI Certification. Includes 30-Hours of advanced training & PVSI practice exam.

Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC for NABCEP Credit

Bill Brooks and Sean White discuss the new 2020 NEC, 2017 NEC as well as Energy Storage. They published the book PV and the NEC, which was based on the 2017 NEC and are writing a 2020 NEC version.

UL Photovoltaic System Installer Certification Prep

The UL Certified PV System Installer Specialist Certification Prep Course gives you the advanced hours and knowledge required to earn UL PV Certification.

Solar Building Codes, Fire Codes, Electric Vehicles, Rapid Shutdown and Energy Storage Systems

Free 2 hour course with NABCEP CEUs covering Solar Building Codes and Fire Codes NEC Energy Storage, Rapid Shutdown and Electric Vehicle charging from a PV Installation point of view

Photovoltaics and the 2020 NEC (no NABCEP credit)

Bill Brooks and Sean White discuss the new 2020 NEC, 2017 NEC as well as Energy Storage. They published the book PV and the NEC, which was based on the 2017 NEC and are writing a 2020 NEC version.