Exclusions and Limitations
All warranty claims must, in any event, be filed within the applicable warranty period.
The “Limited product Warranties” and the “Guaranteed peak power Limited
Warranties” do not apply when
The product is improperly installed-
The prouduct is subjected to inappropriate handling, including handling during transportation or storage
The product is installed in a mobile or marine environment, subjected to improper voltage or power surges, or subjected to abnormal environmental conditions (such as acid rain, salt damage or other pollution);
Inappropriate maintenance, including maintenance by an unauthorized service technician or non-conformance with Amerisolar’s user manual, is performed on the module;
The product is subject to external accidents such as fire, explosion, and civil disorder
Other unforeseen circumstances or causes outside Amerisolar’s control including, but not limited to, surges, lightning, earthquakes, typhoons, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic action, floods, tsunami snow damage, etc
The “Limited Product Warranties” and “Guaranteed peak Power Limited Warranty” cover only the transportation cost for reshipment of any repaired or replaced PV Modules(s) to the place of installation, and do not cover any transportation charges for the return of PV Module(s) to Amerisolar, customs clearance or any other costs related to installation, removal, or reinstallation of the PV Module(s).
Warranty claims will be honored only if the product can be identified as being manufactured by Amerisolar, as indicated by product label, serial number, etc
Limitation of Warranty Scope
Amerisolar shall not be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential or special damages, howsoever caused, loss of use, loss of profits, loss of production, loss of revenues are therefore specifically but without limitation excluded. Amerisolar’s aggregate liability, if any, in damages or otherwise, shall not exceed the purchase value of the PV Module(s) as paid by the Buyer.
Obtaining Warranty Performance
This “Limited Warranties for PV Module(s)” are applicable only to Buyer who has purchased the PV Module(s) directly from Amerisolar.
An immediate notification shall be filed directly to Amerisolar. Together with the notification, the Buyer should provide a description of the claim, the corresponding module serial number(s), and Proof of Purchase such as a commercial invoice
The return of any PV Module(s) will not be accepted unless prior written
authorization has been given by Amerisolar
Any replaced Modules shall become the property of Amerisolar. Amerisolar shall have the right to deliver another type of PV Module(s) (different in size, color, shape and/or power) in case production has been discontinued at the time of the claim. The repair or replacement of the PV Module(s) or the delivery with additional PV Module(s) does not cause the beginning of new warranty terms, nor shall the original terms of the “Limited Product Warranties” and the “Guaranteed Peak Power Limited Warranty” be extended
This warranty is transferable when product remains installed in the original location
Buyer shall notify Amerisolar immediately after discovery of any claim under this Limited Warranty by letter, facsimile or e-mail specifying each alleged claim including evidence of the claims (photos of defective modules and QC stamps) and the serial numbers of the Product(s) at issue
In case of any discrepancy in a warranty-claim, a test-institute such as Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg/Germany, TÜV Rheinland in Cologne / Germany, or ASU Arizona State University shall be involved for final judgment. All fees and expenses shall be borne by the losing party, unless otherwise awarded
This limited warranty for PV Module(s) shall be from December 1, 2011 and shall apply to all PV Module(s) sold to the Buyer after this date. This shall be valid until an updated revision is issued