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SPECIAL PERFORMANCE

The "General Terms
GUARANTEE and Conditions on
Deliveries of Products

SOLARNOVA and Services in the
Electronics Industry"

BUILDING-INTEGRATED shall apply in its
respectively current

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES (BIPV) version.

A. PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE
hail storms or snowfalls exceeding those normally
Subject to the conditions of these warranty terms, expected in the locality,
solarnova guarantees a power output by solarnova BIPV
¸¸ excessive shock or
modules of at least 90 % for a period of ten (10) years
beginning from the shipping date of the modules as ¸¸ acts of third persons and other events and accidents
specified by the minimum performance rating listed in outside of the normal use of the modules and over
the order or on the identification label of the modules, which solarnova has no control.
within the relative measurement tolerance.
solarnova is obligated to fulfill its performance guarantee
obligations only in case the examination of the module
B. GUARANTEE CONDITIONS output has shown that the output losses of the module
is based on a degradation/output loss of the glass,
The solarnova guarantees apply only to modules which
cells or EVA/PVB foil and solarnova is able to examine
carry a legible solarnova identification label on the back.
the module output with its own measurement devices
Guarantee eligibility applies to the owner at the time of
under the following standardized condition: 1 000 W/m 2
the occurrence of a guarantee case. These guarantees
irradiance at module level, spectrum AM 1,5 and 25 °C
do not apply to modules that were dismounted and
cell temperature on a system calibrated by solarnova at
re-mounted, except for purposes of repair, or were used
the solarnova plant.
in any way other than that intended.

The solarnova guarantees apply within the European
C. INDEMNIFICATION
Union. Guarantee claims must be asserted within the
applicable guarantee period. Upon presentation of the original invoice, the delivery
date and serial number, solarnova will, after binding
These guarantees apply only to use as intended, including
establishment of a guarantee case, make compensation
ordinary and proper application, installation, utilization
by any of the following options:
and maintenance. In particular, our technical instructions
for installation of Photovoltaics for Architectural Building ¸¸ exchange of the defective module with another
Integration (BIPV), in the version current at the time of module of identical or similar performance,
installation, must be observed. Only persons authorized
¸¸ repair of the defective module,
by us may effect rectification of defects, repairs, or
changes to the module. ¸¸ providing an additional module or taking technical
measures to restore the guaranteed minimum
Claims made against solarnova based on item A are
output or
excluded if the impairment was caused by:
¸¸ reimbursement of the replacement costs for a
¸¸ external influences such as direct contact with seawater,
similar or identical module, reduced by an annual
smoke, salt, chemical substances or contaminants,
linear depreciation, taking into account a lifespan
¸¸ vandalism, destruction by external influences and/or of ten (10) years.
persons or animals,
The choice of indemnification option is within the
¸¸ use of products on mobile (non-fixed) units such as discretion of solarnova. Exchange or additional delivery
vehicles or ships, of modules does not result in an extension of the period
covered by the performance warranty. Upon delivery
¸¸ improper use or any other purposes which do not
of a replacement, the exchanged module becomes
comply with locally-applicable technical or safety
the property of solarnova. If a module is exchanged or
regulations,
replaced, the costs of removal and installation, as well as
¸¸ any force majeure or natural disasters, such as earth- the costs of shipping, will not be assumed by solarnova.
quake, volcanic eruption, floods, lightning strikes or solarnova reserves the right to reject any modules
other extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes, returned without prior written approval by solarnova.

and the lack of agreed This version of the Document "Special Performance features and for culpable infringement of important Warranty Terms . 22880 Wedel. 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I).solarnova.25 times the purchase price which the customer paid to the Guarantor for the module. 593/2008 of June 17. lost use. D. as verified by the invoice. 2014.solarnova Photovoltaics for Architectural contractual obligations or in accordance with the German Building Integration (BIPV)" applies to all solarnova BIPV Product Liability Act or other legislation. referred to in item C.de www. according solarnova is obligated only to provide the services to Art. All claims must be asserted in writing against the other contracting party within seven (7) days of becoming aware of the guarantee case. if there is applicable to consumers who have their usual place a restriction of the operational capability or a shortfall of abode outside of the Federal Republic of Germany. Against this background and the gratuitous cannot be departed from by contract. represent a voluntary special service by solarnova. this The provisions of law of the state in which the consumer does not provide an independent warranty promise by maintains his or her usual place of abode and which solarnova. This does not apply to the extent that there is E. claims for lost profits. solarnova's total liability under this warranty shall. EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY These performance guarantee provisions are exclusively The services mentioned in these "Special Performance subject to German law. subject to changes Deutschland GmbH Am Marienhof 6 December 2016 22880 Wedel Germany T +49 4103 91208 0 F +49 4103 91208 10 © solarnova info@solarnova. VALIDITY compulsory liability with regard to personal injury or in cases of intent.de . This warranty provides no legal basis for any additional claims against solarnova. or Am Marienhof 6. modules sold to customers after February 1. any claims for indemnity of damages not involving the product. any The Guarantor is solarnova Deutschland GmbH. excluding the United Nations Warranty Terms . shall remain granting of these warranties and guaranties. be limited to 1.solarnova Photovoltaics for Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Architectural Building Integration (BIPV)" exclusively Goods (CISG) and provisions of international private law. despite the foregoing choice of German law. including without limitation. according to the amount. gross negligence. in actual output below the effective minimum output. or indirect damages. 6(2)(2) of EC Regulation No.