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07:35  23 august  2019
07:35  23 august  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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A Tesla solar panel.CreditCreditRozette Rago for The New York Times. Walmart is seeking damages from Tesla , as well as the removal of all the company’s solar power systems from Before coming to The Times in 2018 he covered utility and energy issues at The Tampa Bay Times and The

" Walmart 's consultants accompanied Tesla personnel on inspections of various solar system sites, including both those that had experienced fires and those that had not," the complaint reads. "These visits revealed that Tesla had engaged in widespread, systemic negligence and had failed to abide

Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems © Reuters/Edgard Garrido FILE PHOTO: Walmart signs are displayed inside a Walmart store in Mexico City. (Reuters) - Walmart Inc and Tesla Inc are looking to address all issues surrounding the solar installations at Walmart stores, the companies said late on Thursday, two days after the retailer sued the electric carmaker for "widespread negligence" that led to repeated fires at the installations. Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems © Reuters/BRENDAN MCDERMID FILE PHOTO - Cars pass by the Tesla Inc. Gigafactory 2, which is also known as RiverBend, a joint venture with Panasonic to produce solar panels and roof tiles in Buffalo, New York

The companies also said they were looking to "re-energizing Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed."

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.

As it stands now, Tesla solar panels can be found on as many as 240 Walmart stores across the country. 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.

Walmart is asking Tesla to remove solar panels from more than 240 Walmart locations where they Walmart ’s inspectors additionally found that Tesla “had engaged in widespread, systemic Walmart also claimed that " Tesla routinely deployed individuals to inspect the solar systems who lacked basic

"Above all else, both companies want each and every system to operate reliably, efficiently, and safely," the companies said in a brief joint statement.

In the lawsuit, Walmart accused Tesla of having untrained workers putting up shoddy installations and showing "utter incompetence or callousness, or both," and asked for the removal of solar panels from more than 240 of Walmart's U.S. stores.

(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru and Nandita Bose in Washington; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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