1. The Laws of New York
  2. Consolidated Laws
  3. Energy
  4. Article 12: Solar Energy Products Warranty Act


Section 12-106 Warranties and service agreements

Energy (ENG)

1. All express warranties and service agreements pertaining to any solar thermal system or component thereof which is sold in the state shall be in writing and shall be in compliance with rules and regulations to be promulgated by the commissioner. Such rules and regulations shall contain standards no less stringent than those contained in the Federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. §§ 2301 et seq.) and the rules and regulations issued pursuant thereto.

  2. All customers shall be provided with express warranties which shall include at a minimum the following:

  (a) A full one year warranty by the installer against malfunction or failure of a solar thermal system due to improper installation or a defect in standard pipe, ducts, switchboxes and hardware utilized in installation;

  (b) A full one year warranty by the system manufacturer and the seller against a defect in materials, manufacture or design of a solar thermal system; and

  (c) A full three year warranty by the system manufacturer and the seller against a defect in materials, manufacture or design of a solar collector, tank or heat exchanger.

  3. No person shall offer a service agreement for a solar thermal system unless such person shall have developed a service capability for such system.