Bill Brooks, PE, is Principal of Brooks Engineering and has over 25 years of experience designing, installing, and evaluating grid-connected PV systems. He has written several technical manuals for the industry that are now widely used throughout the United States and beyond. He was the lead technical advisor developing the IAEI PV Online Training for Code Officials (PVOT). His publications include the Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems, the Field Inspection Guidelines for PV Systems, and Understanding the CalFire Solar PV Installation Guidelines. Mr. Brooks is an active participant on many national and international codes and standards panels including UL1703 (PV Modules), UL1741 (Inverters), and UL2703 (Mounting Systems) Standards Technical Panels. He represents the Solar Energy Industries Association on Code Making Panel 4 of the National Electrical Code (NEC). He currently chairs the NFPA Large-Scale PV Electric Supply Stations, and Firefighter Safety Task Groups for the NEC.