Walmart Sues Tesla Over Solar Panels That Burst Into Flames

Tesla doesn’t want to be known as a car company, it wants to be considered a transformative energy company.  In addition to cool-looking but expensive cars with limited range, Tesla also makes battery packs that power your home for hours, and solar panels to convert sunlight into energy.  Tesla got into the solar panel business by taking over Solar City, a failing company run by Tesla Founder and CEO Elon Musk’s cousin.

And that’s where the latest controversy starts.

Like many businesses, Walmart has installed solar panels on the roofs of it stores.  Some of those panels came from Solar City, and some of them have burst into flames, causing fires.

Walmart’s not happy, and sued Tesla for damages related to the fires, claiming widespread negligence.

The companies now say they are looking to “re-energizing Tesla solar installations at Walmart stores, once all parties are certain that all concerns have been addressed.”

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.



  1. “Socialist” is Rethuglicans bad word for the year & their voters are too uneducated to realize it’s been here for decades already…that’s what happens when all your news comes from Fox propaganda. Try asking same people if they are willing to give up their Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security – do you think they will say yes ? See what I mean ?

    • every one of the programs you cite are disasters, and need to be propped up. Dems want to get rid of sound alternatives to keep people dependent and supporting the failed programs that are subsidized by people who actually work, and pay their own way.

      there are no real socialism success stories. some isolated programs work, but there is no Free Lunch, like you seem to believe

    • You have no clue about what you are talking about and it shows in the way you think, the first thing you do is insult people, WHY would we give up something we have been paying into for our entire years of being employed? You have a very limited idea of how social security, medicaid and medicare are supposed to work, Paying into social security, medicaid and medicare for your entire life of employment and expecting that to help you in your senior years does not constitute a socialist act, WE paid into and when we retire we are supposed to be able to use it to help supplement our retirement years. For you to call anyone uneducated shows the depth of your knowledge and IQ, we as tax payers pay into these programs hoping in the years of our retirement we may have enough money put away to help us live until we die, do you know how much money it cost to live with out a full time paying job? how much it cost for health insurance, from your smart ass remarks of your paragraph I would say no, along with the retirement we may have if it isn’t sucked up by some get rich ass kissing politician promising to pay off some college student loans because they were not smart enough to go to college and actually learn something about an actual career, and now they want the taxpayers to pay for their mistakes, or given away by some socialist democrat liberal, while they whine about not making enough money. And all while we pay for all of the unwilling to work and the illegal immigrants that suck up welfare benefits to the tune of BILLIONS of dollars every year. We pay taxes that were placed upon the citizens by elected officials, the actual citizens of this country that makes us socialist? do you even know what being a socialist country means?

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