The Tennessee Solar Institute is offering free one-day workshops on solar photovoltaic permitting and inspection training in Nashville on Aug. 11 and 12. These workshops will provide building officials, contractors and utility representatives with the basic background needed to properly inspect the PV system installations they will encounter. As demand for solar photovoltaic (PV) electrical systems has increased due to lower installation costs and incentives, this eight-hour workshop addresses a need for those responsible for code enforcement or who need to keep up with the latest code requirements.

The workshops will be led by Bill Brooks, who has trained more than 5,000 inspectors around the nation on proper plan-checking and field-inspection procedures. The Aug. 11 workshop is designed for contractors and utility representatives. The Aug. 12 workshop is targeted toward codes officials and building inspectors. At the conclusion of both workshops, participants will be issued CEU completion certificates.