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.

Courses

Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Certification Prep

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$1675
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

4.7/5
537 students
3 modules
CEUs
$795
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Certification Prep

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

4.6/5
1107 students
6 modules
CEUs
$995
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Certification Prep

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$995
Solar
NABCEP
Certification Prep
Inspection, O&M

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$795
Solar
NABCEP
Batteries and Storage
Certification Prep
Inspection, O&M

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

Prepare for the NABCEP PV System Inspector Certification Exam

by Sean White and 1 other

4.9/5
67 students
5 modules
CEUs
$795
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP

2-Hour Advanced Solar Building & Fire Codes

This course covers the International Code Council (ICC) Building and Fire Codes for solar PV and Energy Storage Systems (ESS), including the International Residential Code (IRC), the International Fire Code (IFC) and the International Building Code (IBC).

by Sean White and 1 other

4.6/5
13 students
1 module
CEUs
$195
Solar
NABCEP
Batteries and Storage

10-Hour Energy Storage 2020 NEC Class

Energy storage is an important part of 2020 NEC. This course gives you a foundational understanding the NEC and energy storage systems.

by Sean White and 1 other

4.6/5
48 students
3 modules
CEUs
$295
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Batteries and Storage
Safety

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

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

by Sean White and 1 other

4.6/5
2728 students
1 module
CEUs
$195
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Batteries and Storage

30-Hour Advanced Energy Storage and Code Training + CEUs

Advanced energy storage 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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$855
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP
Certification Prep

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$795
Solar
Design and Installation
NABCEP

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

4.6/5
2076 students
1 module
CEUs
$195
Solar
NABCEP
Certification Prep
Inspection, O&M

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$795
Solar
Design and Installation
Certification Prep

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.

by Sean White and 1 other

$995