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Limited Warranty for Solar Modules   
Article 1: General Term

Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd. (simplified as "NESL SOLAR") provides the Limited Warranty for Solar Modules (simplified as "MODULES") only to the direct client (simplified as "client") that purchases the MODULES from NESL SOLAR.

The MODULES means the PV solar modules produced by NESL SOLAR, including factory-assembled junction box and cables.

Unless other notice from NESL SOLAR, this Limited Warranty is only available in the country or area where client get the MODULES. If with any questions, please contact with NESL SOLAR.


Article 2: NESL Solar Limited Warranty for the Modules

NESL SOLAR warrants its MODULES to be free from defect in materials and workmanship, and satisfy the specification issued by NESL SOLAR when the MODULES are loaded to the containers and prepare to ship.


1. Limited Product Warranty

Under normal application, installation, use and service conditions, if MODULES are failed to conform to this limited product warranty due to defects in material or workmanship, then for a period ending sixty (60) months from date of sale as shown in the invoice or contract issued by NESL SOLAR, and then NESL SOLAR will replace these defective MODULES. The replacement shall be the sole and exclusive remedy provided under the "Limited Product Warranty" and shall not extend beyond the sixty months period set forth herein. It will be performed directly to the direct client only. This "Limited Product Warranty" does not warrant a specific power output, which shall be exclusively covered under "Limited Peak Power Warranty".


2. Limited Peak Power Warranty

12 years
Under normal application, installation, use and service conditions, power output less than 90% of the minimum Peak Power at STC as specified in NESL SOLAR's Product Information Sheet provided that such loss in power is determined by NESL SOLAR (Or any internationally reputed third party inspection company) to be due to defects in material or workmanship. Within a period of twelve (12) years from the date shown in the invoice or the contract to the client, the client has the right to require the Limited Peak Power Warranty.

NESL SOLAR will replace such loss in power by replacing the defective MODULES.

25 years
Under normal application, installation, use and service conditions, power output less than 80% of the minimum Peak Power at STC as specified in NESL SOLAR's Product Information Sheet provided that such loss in power is determined by NESL SOLAR (Or any internationally reputed third party inspection company) to be due to defects in material or workmanship. Within a period of twenty-five (25) years from the date shown in the invoice or the contract to the client, the client has the right to require the Limited Peak Power Warranty.

NESL SOLAR will replace such loss in power by replacing the defective MODULES.
The remedies provided under the Limited Peak Power Warranty shall be the sole and exclusive remedies.

 
Article 3: Warranty Exclusions and Limitations

The "Limited Product Warranty" and the "Limited Peak Power Warranty" do not apply to any MODULES, which have been subjected to:

1). The date of limited warranty provided by client has exceeded the period of validity;

2). Improper application, installation, use and service; or nonobservance of NESL SOLAR's installation and maintenance instructions;

3). Repair or modifications by someone others than an approved service technician of NESL SOLAR;

4). Misuse, abuse, neglect or accident;

5). In the event of any fire, earthquake, explosion, war, commotion, lighting, flood, power failure incident, strikes, accidental breakage or other events outside NESL SOLAR's control;

6). The MODULES' appearance, configuration, type, serial number or label has been altered, destroyed, removed, ripped off or made illegible;

7). The damage caused by improper transportation or third party.
   
Article4: Obtaining Warranty Service

If the client feels a justified claim covered by this "Limited Warranties for SOLAR MODULES", and then the client should provide a written notification to NESL SOLAR immediately. Together with the notification, the client should enclose the evidence of the claim with the corresponding serial number of the MODULES and the invoice on which the MODULES have been purchased. NESL SOLAR will appoint a technician to prove it.

Client can’t take down or remove the defective MODULES or return defective MODULES to NESL SOLAR privately unless prior written authorization has been given by NESL SOLAR.

The replacement of the MODULES does not cause the beginning of new warranty terms, nor shall the original terms of this "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" be extended. Any replaced MODULES shall become the property of NESL SOLAR made for their disposal. NESL SOLAR has the right to deliver not a new one or another type (different in size, color, shape and/or power) in case NESL SOLAR discontinued producing the replaced MODULES at the time of the claim. But all replacement of the MODULES can remain good working and at least the function is the same as original replaced MODULES.

Article 5: Limitation of Warranty Scope

The "Limited Product Warranty" and the "Limited Peak Power Warranty" as set forth herein are expressly in lieu of and exclude all other express or implied warranties and all other obligations or liabilities on the part of NESL SOLAR. NESL SOLAR only provides Limited Warranty in the period of validity of "Limited Product Warranty" and "Limited Peak Power Warranty".

NESL SOLAR shall have no responsibility or liability whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property, or for other loss or injury resulting from any cause whatsoever arising out of or related to the MODULES including any defects in the MODULES, or from use or installation. Under no circumstances shall NESL SOLAR be liable for three articles as follows:
1) Client requires compensating the damage caused by above reasons;
2) The third party requires client compensating the damage;
3) Special, incidental or indirect damages, or any consequential economic loss (including profit, saving, tax, transportation charge or installing loss, etc.), even if NESL SOLAR has been notified the possibility of happening these damage or loss.

NESL SOLAR's aggregate liability, if any, in damages or otherwise, shall not exceed the invoice value as paid by the client, for the single unit of MODULES.
 
If some special regulation or clause on China or International law, which cause part provisions, clauses or applications of this "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" exist blank on the law or lack forcible, this shall not affect other parts, provisions, clauses or applications of this "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" fulfill.
 
Article 6: Warranty Transfer

This warranty is transferable when the product remains installed in its original location and the warranty registration.

Article 7: Disputes and Arbitration

Any dispute arising from or in connection with the "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" shall be settled through friendly negotiation. In case no settlement is reached, the dispute shall be submitted to the International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission stipulated in the contract between client and NESL SOLAR.

In case of any discrepancy in "Limited Peak Power Warranty" claim, a first-class international test-institute such as Quality Supervision & Testing Center of Chemical and Physical Power Sources of Ministry of Information Industry, or TUV Rheinland in Cologne/Germany or UL laboratory shall be involved to test the peak power of the MODULES and judge the claim finally. All fees and expenses shall be taken by losing party. 

Note: This "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" is valid since July 1, 2007. The final explanation right for this limited warranty shall be borne by NESL SOLAR. NESL SOLAR holds the right to amend the provisions, clauses or applications of this "Limited Warranty for SOLAR MODULES" from time to time without notice.

Changzhou NESL Solartech Co., Ltd.
No.6, Longyu West Road, Wujin High-Tech Industrial Zone, Changzhou, jiangsu, China TEL: +86-519-68863222
Fax: +86-519-68863226
Website: www.nesl.cn