Inventory in a Warehouse
Tesla solar energy systems are said to have been detonated in an Amazon warehouse in Redlands, California, last June, and the Seattle e-commerce Titan has confirmed that he There are no plans to buy solar energy from Tesla.
The news first reported by Bloomberg follows a turbulent week for Elon Musk's renewable energy and electric vehicle companies. On Tuesday, Walmart sued Tesla for solar panels that had ignited in recent years on seven of his stores. Tesla and Walmart have been partners in clean energy initiatives for years. Tesla solar systems are installed in more than 240 Walmart stores.
In his complaint, Walmart claimed, "Tesla routinely used individuals to inspect solar systems that lacked basic solar education and solar knowledge."
Tesla had not grounded its solar and electrical systems properly and installed solar modules in Walmart stores that had a large number of defects that were detectable by the naked eye and that Tesla should have found and repaired led to fires.
However, Walmart and Tesla said in a statement on Thursday that they look forward to solving all problems and restoring Tesla's solar panels to Walmart stores once all parties are confident that all concerns have been resolved , "
It is not clear whether Amazon will extend Tesla with the same courtesy.
Amazon confirmed that it has installed only a small number of solar panels from Tesla, and took action where these systems were installed to protect both employees and operations.
Tesla did not immediately return requests for comments.
The electric vehicle manufacturer is currently facing a shareholder dispute over the acquisition of SolarCity for $ 2.6 billion in 201
Gordon L. Johnson, Managing Director of The Vertical Group and a staunch Tesla bear, said:
"With Boeing two 737 Max Jets down. Outside of those? There were probably thousands of 737 Max jet flights that had safely landed and landed, but the fear of this potential caused Boeing to land all their jets. In my opinion, these solar roof fires are causing potentially significant headwinds for Tesla and potentially serious legal obligations. "
His company estimates that Tesla's liabilities, taking into account the Walmart lawsuit and other claims, could range from $ 250 to $ 1 billion and complaints it expects to have in Tesla's entire solar energy business after that Fires will occur.
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