Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panel Fires at Seven Stores

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Walmart filed a lawsuit against Tesla after seven of it’s stores solar panels caught fired. The company accused Tesla of breach of contract, negligence and failure to comply with industry standards. Walmart accused Tesla of installing faulty solar panels that eventually spontaneously combusted and caught fire.

The company claims that Tesla’s technical teams did not take professional competence and due care while installing devices and left many defects, also used cable connectors that weren’t compatible.

Walmart demanding that Tesla remove solar panels from over 200 of it’s stores where they are still in place and pay the damages. Although the amount for the damages has not been disclosed by Walmart, but one of it’s store will be closed for a week due to the said incident.

Tesla got into the solar business after it acquired SolarCity in 2016 for a $2.6 billion deal. Walmart has long been a supporter of Tesla. Two years ago, Walmart even placed a pre order for Tesla’s self-driving trucks. Walmart also says that problems and dangers remain unavoidable, as long as Tesla continues to pursue the original SolarCity business model that is unreasonably unrealistic and pursue the commercial benefits only.