Walmart sues Tesla after solar panel fires in store

Walmart sues Tesla (an Elon Musk company selling electric cars and clean energy) after

of how the solar panels for the roof lit up in seven stores in the network.

According to Walmart, similar incidents wereassociated with inadequate security controls for panels from Tesla. Poor grounding, an abundance of technical defects, and a tech-savvy inspection are Tesla's sins that Walmart could not forgive.

A chain of stores accused Tesla of violating conditionscontract, gross negligence and violation of industry standards. Walmart demanded not only to compensate all the damage, but also to remove the solar panels from more than 240 stores in the network.

At the same time, Tesla is actively fighting for itsbusiness in the field of alternative energy sources, therefore negative publicity can significantly reduce the pace of development of the industry. The stock market is already seeing a fall in the company's shares.

A source: CNBC