This excerpt taken from the ASTI 8-K filed Sep 23, 2009.
5. Warranty Exclusions
The warranties do not apply to any damage, malfunctions, or failures of PV Modules which, in the judgment of Ascent, have been subject to:
a. misuse, abuse, neglect, alteration, accident, vandalism, or excessive wear and tear;
b. improper or inadequate installation, application, maintenance or cleaning, or failure to otherwise use reasonable care in maintaining the PV Modules;
c. negligence in use, storage, transportation, or handling;
d. installations not in conformance with Ascent specifications, installation manuals, operation manuals, and maintenance instructions;
e. application to substrates or materials that have not been approved by Ascent;
f. damage or corrosion caused by substrates, roofing materials, or their properties, such as corrosion resistance, thermal expansion and contraction, and water sealing properties;
g. lack of compliance with applicable codes;
h. repair by anyone other than Ascent or an Ascent-approved repair technician;
i. power failure, power surges, lightning, fire, falling objects, flood, insect or animal damage, or other events or accidents outside Ascents reasonable control;
j. altered, removed, or illegible PV Modules serial number(s);
k. damage due to water pooling on the PV Modules surface or any evidence thereof; or
l. damage or corrosion due to environmental pollution, such as soot, chemical vapors, acid rain, or salt water.
The warranties do not cover any transportation costs for return of PV Modules or for reshipment of any repaired PV Modules, costs associated with installation, removal or reinstallation of PV Modules, or costs associated with any other system components or parts other than the PV Modules.