SolarAnywhere® End-User License Agreement
SolarAnywhere is a database of solar irradiance and associated data.
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Furthermore, You shall not make use of the Data or derivatives thereof in whole or in part in internal or external processes that involve the exploration, creation or development of any products that could be considered —at the sole discretion of Clean Power Research—as competitive offerings to SolarAnywhere or any other existing product or service licensed or sold by Clean Power Research. This includes, but is not limited to, solar irradiance forecasting, solar installation siting or equipment quoting tools and renewable energy or utility program management tools or systems.
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It also applies even if:
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9. Return and Refund Policy
As noted above, SolarAnywhere Data is licensed on an “AS IS” basis. There are no refunds, returns or exchanges provided by Clean Power Research, L.L.C. for SolarAnywhere license purchases or downloads. SolarAnywhere support will make reasonable efforts to troubleshoot technical problems.
10. No Waivers
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11. Order of Precedence
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12. Transfer and Contacting Clean Power Research
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