Bill Brooks - Principal, Brooks Engineering

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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:

40-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs

Advanced course for experienced solar professionals looking to study for and take the NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification exam.

30-Hour NABCEP Advanced PV Certification Training and CEUs

This course, which includes a 70-question practice exam and explanation videos, is designed specifically to help participants pass the notoriously difficult NABCEP PV Installation Professional certification exam.

2-Hour 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.

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.