Walmart, Tesla look to address issues surrounding solar systems
Aug 23 (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
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."
"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.
(Reporting by Aishwarya Nair in Bengaluru and Nandita Bose in
Washington; editing by Gopakumar Warrier)
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