Lately, a court case was filed against Tesla by Walmart. This followed after Tesla’s solar panel installations on 7 stores of the retail player caught fire. Walmart blamed Tesla of deprived safety practices, such as not sending inspectors who “fell short of basic solar knowledge and training” and not grounding electrical systems accurately. Now, Amazon has come forward to reveal that the Tesla-installed solar panels burst into flames, too. As per media, the solar panels caught fire in one of the warehouses of the e-commerce behemoth in Redlands, California.
The incident supposedly took place earlier in June last year, but Amazon just stepped forward with the information. Media claims Amazon told that it will no longer set up any more Tesla systems moving forward and has taken measures to defend its plants.
After headlines of Walmart suing Tesla surfaced, the firms launched a statement stating they are in discussion to iron out the kinks. The incident at Amazon warehouse appears to be negligible in scale. On the other hand, a claim from such a huge firm still is not a good sign for Tesla. Tesla’s solar operations have not been going as per the plan.
On a related note, Facebook is pumping heavily in Texas in a huge solar farm as it rumbles towards its objective of operating completely on renewable power by the end of 2020. Longroad Energy has begun constructing the Prospero Solar project in Texas. Longroad aims to have the farm live by 2020, and it is anticipated to have 379 megawatts of capacity, which would be sufficient to power around 300,000 houses. At 4,600 Acres, it will be one of the biggest solar farms in the nation. It is the first time Facebook has spent directly in a renewable power project.