About Our Business
Engineering Consulting for the Solar Industry
Mr. Brooks has worked with utility-interconnected PV systems since the late 1980’s. He is a consultant to the PV industry on
a variety of performance, troubleshooting, and training topics. Over the past 13 years, these training workshops have helped
over 5,000 local inspectors and over 5,000 electricians and installers understand PV systems and how to properly install
and inspect systems.
His field troubleshooting skills have been valuable in determining where problems occur to focus training on those issues of
greatest need. Mr. Brooks has written several important technical manuals for the industry that are now widely used in
California and beyond. His experience includes work on Code Making Panel 4 for the National Electrical Code, Article
690, and IEEE utility interconnection standards for PV systems. He is also an active participant in Standards Technical
Panels (STP) for UL1741 (Inverters), and UL1703 (PV Modules) and serves as task group lead for Fire Ratings and
Grounding in UL 1703 STP.
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.