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TechnologyWalmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

03:40  21 august  2019
03:40  21 august  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels start bursting into flames on store roofs

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels start bursting into flames on store roofs In something of a bizarre story, Walmart is suing Tesla after solar panels it purchased from the EV company caught fire on a number of Walmart stores. As it stands now, Tesla solar panels can be found on as many as 240 Walmart stores across the country. Following a few incidents involving seemingly spontaneous fires, Walmart now wants Tesla to remove the solar panels and foot the bill for all the corresponding damage. As a result of the fires,

After Elon Musk touts Tesla solar on Twitter, Walmart sues the electric vehicle and clean energy company over store rooftop panels that ignited. The Walmart suit, filed in the state of New York, alleges that: "As of November 2018, no fewer than seven Walmart stores had experienced fires due

On Tuesday, Walmart sued Tesla , after its solar panels atop seven of the retailer’s stores allegedly caught fire , alleging breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards. Walmart is asking Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 Walmart locations where they

So much for Tesla's renewed solar power efforts getting off to a good start. Walmart has sued Tesla after rooftop solar panels on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, allegedly due to poor safety practices. Tesla supposedly didn't ground its electrical and solar systems properly, according to Walmart, and regularly sent inspectors who "lacked basic solar training and knowledge." Walmart also asserted that Tesla's panels were rife with visible defects.

Walmart sues Tesla after solar panels catch fire at stores

The big-box chain formally accused Tesla of breach of contract, gross negligence and failure to meet industry standards. It wanted Tesla to not only pay damages related to the first, but to remove its panels from over 240 Walmart stores.

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires

Walmart sues Tesla for negligence after multiple solar panel fires Walmart is suing Tesla for breach of contract and gross negligence after rooftop solar panel systems on seven of the retailer's stores caught fire, according to a filing. Walmart said the lawsuit, which was filed Tuesday in New York state court, arose from years of gross negligence and failure to live up to industry standards by Tesla and the solar panels it designed, installed and promised to promised to operate and maintain safely on the roofs of hundreds of Walmart stores." Bloomberg was the first to report on the court filing.

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We've asked Tesla for comment.

There's a good possibility Tesla will fight back, though. The company has been struggling to revive its solar business, which installed a modest 29MW of solar power capacity in the second quarter compared to more than 200MW at the division's peak. The last thing it needs is to lose a major deployment and suffer the negative publicity that comes with that loss.

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