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SPECIAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS The "General Terms

and Conditions on
ON WARRANTIES AND GUARANTEES Deliveries of Products

SOLARNOVA STANDARD
and Services in the
Electronics Industry"

PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES
shall apply in its
respectively current
version.

solarnova grants a product and performance warranty, hereby
extending the two-year statutory warranty for product defects.

A. WARRANTIES
to modules that were dismounted or remounted, other
1. PRODUCT WARRANTY than for purposes of repair, or were used in any way
For a period of ten (10) years from the date of shipment, other than that intended.
solarnova guarantees that the modules it manufactures
The solarnova warranties and guarantees are effective
and supplies will be free and clear of any defects in
within the European Union. Guarantee claims may be
materials and workmanship that would affect the
asserted only within the respectively applicable warranty
functionality of the product. The product warranty is
period.
valid for the following components: frames, glass, cells,
module cable including plug connector, junction box and These guarantees apply only in the case of normal and
foils. proper application, installation, use and maintenance of
the modules and only under usual operating conditions.
The appearance of the product as well as any scratches,
In particular, compliance with the Technical Information
stains, mechanical wear, rust, mold, other optical
on the Installation and Operation of solarnova modules
impairments, discolorations and other changes, which
in the version current at the time of installation must
occurred after delivery by solarnova, do not represent
be observed. Only persons authorized by us may effect
defects, unless such changes in appearance result in an
rectification of defects, repairs, or changes to the
impairment of the functional capability of the product.
module.
The glass used for the modules is a very high quality
The warranty or guarantee is precluded if the impairment
product, for which glass breakage is generally caused by
was caused by:
external factors only. Thus, a claim may be asserted, only
if and to the extent that it can be shown that no external ¸¸ failure to observe the assembly, operational and
factors in fact existed. maintenance instructions or information,

2. PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE ¸¸ external influences such as direct contact with
seawater, smoke, salt, chemical substances or
Subject to the conditions of this Special Terms and
contaminants,
Conditions on Warranties and Guarantees for solarnova
standard modules, solarnova guarantees a module ¸¸ vandalism, destruction by external influences
output of at least 90 % for a period of ten (10) years and
¸¸ and/or persons or animals,
of at least 80 % for a period of twenty five (25) years from
the date of shipment, as specified by the rated output in ¸¸ use of products on mobile (non-fixed) units such
the applicable data sheet within the related measurement as vehicles or ships,
tolerance.
¸¸ improper use or any other purposes which do not com-
ply with locally applicable technical or safety
B. GUARANTEE CONDITIONS regulations,

The solarnova Product and Performance Guarantees ¸¸ any force majeure or natural disasters, such as earth-
apply only to modules which carry a legible solarnova quake, volcanic eruption, floods, lightning strikes or
identification label on the back. Guarantee eligibility other extreme weather conditions such as tornadoes,
applies to hail storms or snowfalls exceeding those normally
expected in the locality,
to the owner at the time of the occurrence of a guarantee
case. The defective module must be part of the solar ¸¸ excessive shock or acts of third persons and other
plant in which it was initially integrated. These Terms and events and accidents outside of the normal use of the
Conditions on Warranties and Guarantees do not apply modules and over which solarnova has no control.

INDEMNIFICATION of. and the lack of agreed obligations only in case the examination of the module features and for culpable infringement of important output has shown that the output losses of the module contractual obligations or in accordance with the German is based on a degradation/output loss of the glass. SOL 296 GT and shall supersede the previous Special Terms and Conditions on Warranties and Guarantees for D. The choice of indemnification option is within the The Warrantor and Guarantor is solarnova Deutschland discretion of solarnova. ¸¸ reimbursement of the replacement costs for a similar despite the foregoing choice of German law. as verified by the invoice. if there is a restriction of the operational capability or a shortfall in actual output below Deutschland GmbH the effective minimum output. Exchange or additional delivery GmbH. as well as the costs of shipping. The services mentioned in these Terms and Conditions on Warranties and Guarantees . of international private law. or embedding foil and solarnova is able to examine solarnova's total liability under this guarantee shall. depreciation. SOL 254 GT.solarnova Standard Photovoltaic Modules" exclusively represent a voluntary special service by solarnova. spectrum AM 1. Am Marienhof 6 December 2016 22880 Wedel This warranty provides no legal basis for any additional Germany claims against solarnova.de compulsory liability with regard to personal injury or in www. date and serial number. gross negligence. the costs of removal and modules shall apply to all solar modules sold to end installation. SOL 284 GT. SOL 266 to reject any modules returned without prior written GT. Am Marienhof 6. solarnova is obligated to fulfill its performance guarantee cases of intent. solarnova is obligated only to provide the services referred to in item C.solarnova.5 and 25 °C module. according or identical module. shall remain applicable to consumers who have measures to restore the guaranteed minimum their usual place of abode outside of the Federal Republic output or of Germany. the exchanged module This version of the Special Terms and Conditions on becomes the property of solarnova. 6(2)(2) of EC Regulation No. reduced by an annual linear to Art. the delivery the warranty case. 593/2008 of June 17. after binding These Terms and Conditions on Warranties and establishment of a guarantee case. be limited to the purchase under the following standardized condition (1 000 W/m 2 price which the customer paid to the Warrantor for the irradiance at module level. solarnova reserves the right types: SOL 248 GT. of modules does not result in an extension of the period covered by the product and performance warranty. any T +49 4103 91208 0 claims for lost profits. The provisions of law of the state in which the consumer maintains his or her usual ¸¸ repair of the defective module. If a module is Warranties and Guarantees for solarnova standard exchanged or replaced. will not be customer on or after 1 February 2014 of the following assumed by solarnova. make compensation Guarantees are exclusively subject to German law. or F +49 4103 91208 10 © solarnova any claims for indemnity of damages not involving the product. cells Product Liability Act or other legislation. cell temperature on a system calibrated by solarnova. (Rome I). EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY solarnova standard modules. All claims must be asserted in writing against the other contracting party within one (1) month of becoming aware C. SOL 272 GT. E. including without limitation. by any of the following options: excluding the United Nations Convention on Contracts ¸¸ exchange of the defective module with another for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and provisions module of identical or similar performance. lost use. solarnova will. 22880 Wedel. SOL 260 GT. taking into account a lifespan of ten 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (25) years. but at the latest six (6) months after the occurrence of Upon presentation of the original invoice.de . SOL 278. or indirect damages. SOL 290 GT and approval by solarnova. place of abode and which cannot be departed from by ¸¸ providing an additional module or taking technical contract. this does not provide an subject to changes independent guarantee promise by solarnova. This does not apply to the extent that there is info@solarnova. Against this background and the gratuitous granting of these warranties and guaranties. VALIDITY Upon delivery of a replacement. the module output with its own measurement devices according to the amount.