44-1762. Solar energy device warranties; installation standards; inspections
A. The collectors, heat exchangers and storage units of a solar energy device that is sold or installed in this state or leased or financed under an agreement pursuant to section 44-1763, and the installation of the solar energy device, shall be warranted for a period of at least two years or shall include an energy production output guarantee provided pursuant to section 44-1763, subsection A, paragraph 4. The remaining components of the solar energy device and their installation shall be warranted for a period of at least one year.
B. Any person who manufactures, furnishes for installation or installs a solar energy device shall provide with the device a written statement of warranty, responsibilities assumed or disclaimed and performance data of the solar energy device and components of the solar energy device as prescribed by section 44-1763 as part of the agreement for the financing, sale or lease of a solar energy device. The form of the statement required by this subsection is subject to approval by the registrar of contractors. The statement shall specify the source of any performance data it contains. A copy of the statement shall be delivered to the registrar of contractors where it shall be kept on public file.
C. A person who sells a solar energy device in this state shall furnish a certificate to the buyer that the solar energy device complies with the requirements of this section.
D. A solar energy device that is sold or installed in this state shall comply with all applicable state and federal consumer protection, rating, certification, performance, marking, installation and safety standards that are required by section 44-1763.
E. An individual who installs a solar energy device in this state, in addition to being a licensed solar contractor under title 32, chapter 10, article 4, shall:
1. Possess the general license that is appropriate to the type of solar energy device that is installed. Installers of a solar water heater or a photovoltaic device shall possess an appropriate contractor's license.
2. Meet any education and training standards that have been adopted by the registrar of contractors.
3. Pass an examination on the installation of the type of device to be installed, if the registrar of contractors has adopted such an examination.
F. Solar energy devices that are designed or installed by the final owner are exempt from the requirements of subsections A through E of this section.
G. The installation of a solar energy device shall meet the requirements of:
1. All applicable fire, safety and building codes.
2. Consumer protection standards, including any freeze protection and temperature related damage standards.
3. All other applicable federal, state and local laws.
H. Contractors who fail to meet safety, installation or other prescribed standards or the requirements of section 44-1763 are subject to disciplinary action under title 32, chapter 10, article 3.