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ASTI Ascent Solar

Filed: 24 May 21, 3:31pm

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

 

 

 

 

 

QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2021

or

 

 

 

 

TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

For the Transition Period from             to             

Commission File No. 001-32919

 

 

Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware

 

20-3672603

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

 

 

12300 Grant Street, Thornton, CO

 

80241

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

(Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s telephone number including area code: 720-872-5000 

 

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

Trading Symbol(s)

Name of exchange on which registered

Common

ASTI

OTC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the issuer (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes      No    

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).      Yes      No

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company. See definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act:

 

Large accelerated filer

 

  

Accelerated filer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-accelerated filer

 

  

Smaller reporting company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emerging growth company

 

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes      No  

As of May 24, 2021, there were 18,345,583,473 shares of our common stock issued and outstanding.

 

 

 


 

 

ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

Quarterly Period Ended March 31, 2021

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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

1

Item 1.

Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - as of March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and December 31, 2020

1

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations - For the Three months ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and March 31, 2020

2

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Stockholder's Deficit - for the Three months ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and March 31, 2020

3

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow - For the Three months ended March 31, 2021 (unaudited) and March 31, 2020

5

 

Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

6

Item 2.

Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

22

Item 3.

Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

26

Item 4.

Controls and Procedures

27

PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

29

Item 1.

Legal Proceedings

29

Item 1A.

Risk Factors

29

Item 2.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

29

Item 3.

Defaults Upon Senior Securities

29

Item 4.

Mine Safety Disclosures

29

Item 5.

Other Information

29

Item 6.

Exhibits

30

SIGNATURES

32

 

 

 

 


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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q includes “forward-looking statements” that involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning our plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events, future net sales or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, business trends and other information that is not historical information and, in particular, appear under headings including “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” and “Business.” When used in this Quarterly Report, the words “estimates,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “projects,” “plans,” “intends,” “believes,” “forecasts,” “foresees,” “likely,” “may,” “should,” “goal,” “target,” and variations of such words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to us on the date of this Quarterly Report.

These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements, including, among other things, the matters discussed in this Quarterly Report in the sections captioned “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.” Factors you should consider that could cause these differences are:

 

The impact of the novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) pandemic on our business, results of operations, cash flows, financial condition and liquidity;

 

Our operating history and lack of profitability;

 

Our ability to develop demand for, and sales of, our products;

 

Our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel to implement our business plan and corporate growth strategies;

 

Our ability to develop sales, marketing and distribution capabilities;

 

Our ability to successfully develop and maintain strategic relationships with key partners, including OEMs, system integrators, distributors, and e-commerce companies, who deal directly with end users in our target markets;

 

The accuracy of our estimates and projections;

 

Our ability to secure additional financing to fund our short-term and long-term financial needs;

 

Our ability to maintain the listing of our common stock on the OTC Market;

 

The commencement, or outcome, of legal proceedings against us, or by us, including ongoing ligation proceedings;

 

Changes in our business plan or corporate strategies;

 

The extent to which we are able to manage the growth of our operations effectively, both domestically and abroad, whether directly owned or indirectly through licenses;

 

The supply, availability and price of equipment, components and raw materials, including the elements needed to produce our photovoltaic modules;

 

Our ability to expand and protect the intellectual property portfolio that relates to our consumer electronics, photovoltaic modules and processes;

 

Our ability to implement remediation measures to address material weaknesses in internal control;

 

The extent to which our interests align with or deviate from our controlling stockholders;

 

General economic and business conditions, and in particular, conditions specific to consumer electronics and the solar power industry; and

 

Other risks and uncertainties discussed in greater detail elsewhere in this Quarterly Report and in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

There may be other factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results referred to in the forward-looking statements. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances after the date made, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by law.

References to “we,” “us,” “our,” “Ascent,” “Ascent Solar” or the “Company” in this Quarterly Report mean Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc.

 

 


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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Item 1. Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

3,658,431

 

 

$

167,725

 

Trade receivables, net of allowance of $26,000 and $45,883, respectively

 

 

17,639

 

 

 

5,539

 

Inventories

 

 

664,800

 

 

 

534,431

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

 

108,167

 

 

 

71,575

 

Total current assets

 

 

4,449,037

 

 

 

779,270

 

Property, Plant and Equipment:

 

 

24,867,176

 

 

 

24,867,176

 

Accumulated depreciation

 

 

(24,851,132

)

 

 

(24,848,408

)

 

 

 

16,044

 

 

 

18,768

 

Other Assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net

 

 

5,475,161

 

 

 

5,633,663

 

Patents, net of accumulated amortization of $477,250 and $467,102,

   respectively

 

 

412,040

 

 

 

439,836

 

Other non-current assets

 

 

625,000

 

 

 

500,000

 

 

 

 

6,512,201

 

 

 

6,573,499

 

Total Assets

 

 

10,977,282

 

 

 

7,371,537

 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

622,650

 

 

$

736,986

 

Related party payables

 

 

32,500

 

 

 

135,834

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

1,206,139

 

 

 

1,518,212

 

Accrued interest

 

 

443,476

 

 

 

438,063

 

Notes payable

 

 

250,000

 

 

 

250,000

 

Current portion of operating lease liability

 

 

592,774

 

 

 

575,404

 

Promissory notes, net

 

 

193,200

 

 

 

193,200

 

Embedded derivative liability

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,303,984

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

3,340,739

 

 

 

9,151,683

 

Long-Term Liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

 

5,021,754

 

 

 

5,179,229

 

Non-current secured promissory notes, net

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,405,637

 

Non-current convertible notes, net

 

 

7,960,849

 

 

 

7,813,048

 

Accrued warranty liability

 

 

13,680

 

 

 

14,143

 

Total liabilities

 

 

16,337,022

 

 

 

27,563,740

 

Stockholders’ Deficit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A preferred stock, $.0001 par value; 750,000 shares authorized;

   48,100 and 48,100 shares issued and outstanding, respectively

   ($764,790 and $752,765 Liquidation Preference, respectively)

 

 

5

 

 

 

5

 

Common stock, $0.0001 par value, 20,000,000,000 authorized;

   18,345,583,473 and 18,102,583,473 shares issued and outstanding,

   respectively

 

 

1,834,558

 

 

 

1,810,258

 

Additional paid in capital

 

 

412,742,098

 

 

 

399,780,319

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(419,936,401

)

 

 

(421,782,785

)

Total stockholders’ deficit

 

 

(5,359,740

)

 

 

(20,192,203

)

Total Liabilities and Stockholders’ Deficit

 

$

10,977,282

 

 

$

7,371,537

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(unaudited)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Products

$

165,158

 

 

$

4,090

 

Total Revenues

 

165,158

 

 

 

4,090

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs of revenue

 

72,782

 

 

 

72,706

 

Research, development and manufacturing operations

 

728,036

 

 

 

159,464

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

561,709

 

 

 

69,522

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

12,872

 

 

 

56,263

 

Total Costs and Expenses

 

1,375,399

 

 

 

357,955

 

Loss from Operations

 

(1,210,241

)

 

 

(353,865

)

Other Income/(Expense)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income/(expense), net

 

800

 

 

 

259,600

 

Interest expense

 

(562,079

)

 

 

(1,230,692

)

Change in fair value of derivatives and gain on extinguishment of liabilities, net

 

3,617,904

 

 

 

7,717,150

 

Total Other Income/(Expense)

 

3,056,625

 

 

 

6,746,058

 

Net Income

$

1,846,384

 

 

$

6,392,193

 

Net Income Per Share (Basic)

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Net Income Per Share (Diluted)

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Basic)

 

18,168,650,140

 

 

 

4,759,161,650

 

Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Diluted)

 

162,557,539,029

 

 

 

56,998,995,050

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021

 

 

 

Series A

Preferred Stock

 

 

Series 1A

Preferred Stock

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

(Deficit)

 

Balance at December 31,

   2020

 

 

48,100

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

1,300

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

18,102,583,473

 

 

$

1,810,258

 

 

$

399,780,319

 

 

$

(421,782,785

)

 

$

(20,192,203

)

Proceeds from issuance of

   Series 1A Preferred

   Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

2,500,000

 

Proceeds from issuance of

  Common Stock

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

75,000,000

 

 

 

7,500

 

 

 

2,992,500

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

3,000,000

 

Conversion of Global

   Ichiban Note into

   Common Shares

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

168,000,000

 

 

 

16,800

 

 

 

5,783,200

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

5,800,000

 

Relieved on Conversion of

  Derivative Liability

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,686,079

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

1,686,079

 

Net Income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,846,384

 

 

 

1,846,384

 

Balance at March 31,

   2021

 

 

48,100

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

3,800

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

18,345,583,473

 

 

$

1,834,558

 

 

$

412,742,098

 

 

$

(419,936,401

)

 

$

(5,359,740

)

 

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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CHANGES IN STOCKHOLDERS’ DEFICIT

(unaudited)

For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2020

 

 

 

Series A

Preferred Stock

 

 

Series 1A

Preferred Stock

 

 

Common Stock

 

 

Additional

Paid-In

 

 

Accumulated

 

 

Total

Stockholders’

Equity

 

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Shares

 

 

Amount

 

 

Capital

 

 

Deficit

 

 

(Deficit)

 

Balance, December 31, 2019

 

 

48,100

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

4,759,161,650

 

 

$

475,917

 

 

$

397,817,526

 

 

$

(423,400,229

)

 

$

(25,106,781

)

Net Income

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

6,392,193

 

 

 

6,392,193

 

Balance at March 31, 2020

 

 

48,100

 

 

$

5

 

 

 

-

 

 

$

-

 

 

 

4,759,161,650

 

 

$

475,917

 

 

$

397,817,526

 

 

$

(417,008,036

)

 

$

(18,714,588

)

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

 

March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Operating Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income/(loss)

 

$

1,846,384

 

 

$

6,392,193

 

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

12,874

 

 

 

56,265

 

Operating lease asset amortization

 

 

158,502

 

 

 

 

Realized (gain) on sale and foreclosure of assets

 

 

 

 

 

(254,600

)

Amortization of deferred financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

2,692

 

Non-cash interest expense

 

 

 

 

 

117,514

 

Amortization of debt discount

 

 

542,164

 

 

 

771,447

 

Bad debt expense

 

 

 

 

 

(141

)

Warranty reserve

 

 

(463

)

 

 

(7,260

)

Gain on extinguishment of liabilities, net

 

 

(3,617,904

)

 

 

(7,717,150

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(12,100

)

 

 

141

 

Inventories

 

 

(130,369

)

 

 

23,860

 

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

 

 

(161,592

)

 

 

5,365

 

Accounts payable

 

 

(114,339

)

 

 

(293,125

)

Related party payable

 

 

(103,334

)

 

 

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

 

(140,105

)

 

 

 

Accrued interest

 

 

5,413

 

 

 

333,435

 

Accrued expenses

 

 

(312,073

)

 

 

319,921

 

Net cash (used in) operating activities

 

 

(2,026,942

)

 

 

(249,443

)

Investing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds on sale of Assets

 

 

 

 

 

254,600

 

Patent activity costs

 

 

17,648

 

 

 

(157

)

Net cash provided by investing activities

 

 

17,648

 

 

 

254,443

 

Financing Activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Repayment of debt

 

 

 

 

 

(5,000

)

Proceeds from issuance of stock

 

 

5,500,000

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

 

5,500,000

 

 

 

(5,000

)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

3,490,706

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

 

167,725

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

 

$

3,658,431

 

 

$

 

Supplemental Cash Flow Information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-Cash Transactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash conversions of preferred stock and convertible notes to equity

 

$

5,800,000

 

 

$

 

 

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

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NOTES TO UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

NOTE 1. ORGANIZATION

The Company is focusing on integrating its PV products into high value markets such as aerospace, satellites, near earth orbiting vehicles, and fixed wing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). The value proposition of Ascent’s proprietary solar technology not only aligns with the needs of customers in these industries, but also overcomes many of the obstacles other solar technologies face in these unique markets. Ascent has the capability to design and develop finished products for end users in these areas as well as collaborate with strategic partners to design and develop custom integrated solutions for products like fixed-wing UAVs. Ascent sees significant overlap of the needs of end users across some of these industries and can achieve economies of scale in sourcing, development, and production in commercializing products for these customers.

NOTE 2. BASIS OF PRESENTATION

The accompanying, unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements have been derived from the accounting records of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and Ascent Solar (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (collectively, "the Company") as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. Ascent Solar (Asia) Pte. Ltd. is wholly owned by Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

The accompanying, unaudited, condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("U.S. GAAP") for interim financial information and in accordance with the instructions to Form 10-Q and Article 8 of Regulation S-X. Accordingly, these interim financial statements do not include all of the information and footnotes typically found in U.S. GAAP audited annual financial statements. In the opinion of management, all adjustments (consisting only of normal recurring adjustments) considered necessary for a fair statement have been included. The Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet at December 31, 2020 has been derived from the audited financial statements as of that date but does not include all of the information and footnotes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. These condensed consolidated financial statements and notes should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2021 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2021.

NOTE 3. SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The Company’s significant accounting policies were described in Note 3 to the audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no significant changes to our accounting policies as of March 31, 2021.

Derivatives: The Company evaluates its financial instruments under FASB ASC 815, "Derivatives and Hedging" to determine whether the instruments contain an embedded derivative. When an embedded derivative is present, the instrument is evaluated for a fair value adjustment upon issuance and at the end of every reporting period. Any adjustments to fair value are treated as gains and losses in fair values of derivatives and are recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

Refer to Notes 8, 10 and 11 for further discussion on the embedded derivatives of each instrument.

Paycheck Protection Program Loan: The Company has elected to account for the forgivable loan received under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act as a debt instrument and to accrue interest on the outstanding loan balance. Additional interest at a market rate (due to the stated interest rate of the PPP loan being below market) is not imputed, as the transactions where interest rates prescribed by governmental agencies are excluded from the scope of accounting guidance on imputing interest. The proceeds from the loan will remain recorded as a liability until either (1) the loan is, in part of wholly, forgiven and the Company has been legally released or (2) the Company repays the loan to the lender.

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Refer to Note 16 for further discussion.

Recently Adopted or to be Adopted Accounting Policies

In August 2020, the FASB issued ASU No. 2020-06, Debt - Debt with Conversion and Other Options (Subtopic 470-20) and Derivatives and Hedging Contracts in Entity s Own Equity (Subtopic 815-40): Accounting for Convertible Instruments and Contracts in an Entity s Own Equity. ASU 2020-06 will simplify the accounting for convertible instruments by reducing the number of accounting models for convertible debt instruments and convertible preferred stock. Limiting the accounting models results in fewer embedded conversion features being separately recognized from the host contract as compared with current GAAP. Convertible instruments that continue to be subject to separation models are (1) those with embedded conversion features that are not clearly and closely related to the host contract, that meet the definition of a derivative, and that do not qualify for a scope exception from derivative accounting and (2) convertible debt instruments issued with substantial premiums for which the premiums are recorded as paid-in capital. ASU 2020-06 also amends the guidance for the derivatives scope exception for contracts in an entity’s own equity to reduce form-over-substance-based accounting conclusions. ASU 2020-06 will be effective for public companies for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2023, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted, but no earlier than fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Management has not yet evaluated the impact that the adoption of ASU 2020-06 will have on the Company’s consolidated financial statement presentation or disclosures.

Other new pronouncements issued but not effective as of March 31, 2021 are not expected to have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

NOTE 4. LIQUIDITY, CONTINUED OPERATIONS, AND GOING CONCERN    

During the three months ended March 31, 2021 and the year ended December 31, 2020, the Company entered into multiple financing agreements to fund operations. Further discussion of these transactions can be found in Notes 9, 10, 11 and 14 of the financial statements presented as of, and for, the three months ended, March 31, 2021, and in Notes 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15 and 22 of the financial statements included in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

The Company has continued limited PV production at its manufacturing facility. The Company does not expect that sales revenue and cash flows will be sufficient to support operations and cash requirements until it has fully implemented its product strategy. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 the Company used $2,026,942 in cash for operations.

Additional projected product revenues are not anticipated to result in a positive cash flow position for the next twelve months overall and, as of March 31, 2021, the Company has working capital of $1,108,298. As such, cash liquidity is not sufficient for the next twelve months will require additional financing.

As a result of the Company’s recurring losses from operations, and the need for additional financing to fund its operating and capital requirements, there is uncertainty regarding the Company’s ability to maintain liquidity sufficient to operate its business effectively, which raises doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern. The Company scaled down its operations in 2019 and 2020, due to cash flow issues, and does not expect to ramp up significantly until sufficient financing is obtained.

Management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

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NOTE 5. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

The following table summarizes property, plant and equipment as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

 

 

As of

March 31,

 

 

As of

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Building

 

$

-

 

 

$

-

 

Furniture, fixtures, computer hardware and computer software

 

 

489,421

 

 

 

489,421

 

Manufacturing machinery and equipment

 

 

24,377,755

 

 

 

24,377,755

 

Depreciable property, plant and equipment

 

 

24,867,176

 

 

 

24,867,176

 

Less: Accumulated depreciation and amortization

 

 

(24,851,132

)

 

 

(24,848,408

)

Net property, plant and equipment

 

$

16,044

 

 

$

18,768

 

 

The Company analyzes its long-lived assets for impairment, both individually and as a group, whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the assets may not be recoverable.

Depreciation expense for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 was $2,724 and $43,849, respectively. Depreciation expense is recorded under “Depreciation and amortization expense” in the unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

On July 29, 2020 the Company’s owned facility at 12300 Grant Street, Thornton, CO 80241 (the “Building”) was foreclosed by the Building’s first lien holder (“Mortgage Holder”) and sold at public auction. The successful bidder for the Building was the Mortgage Holder, at the price of $7.193 million. As a result, the Company’s obligations to Mortgage Holder and all of the Company’s outstanding real property taxes on the Building were considered fully repaid.

On September 21, 2020, the Company entered into a lease agreement with 12300 Grant LLC (“Landlord”), an affiliated company of the Mortgage Holder, for approximately 100,000 rentable square feet of the Building (the “Lease”). The lease is classified as an operating lease and accounted for accordingly. The Lease term is for 88 months commencing on September 21, 2020 at a rent of $50,000 per month including taxes, insurance and common area maintenance until December 31, 2020. Beginning January 1, 2021, the rent shall adjust to $80,000 per month on a triple net basis and shall increase at an annual rate of 3% per annum until December 31, 2027.

At March 31, 2021, the Company recorded an operating lease asset and liability totaling $5,475,161 and $5,614,528, respectively. During the quarter ended March 31, 2021, the Company recorded operating lease costs included in rent expense totaling $258,393.

Future maturities of the operating lease liability are as follows:

 

Remainder of 2021

 

$

720,000

 

2022

 

$

988,800

 

2023

 

$

1,018,464

 

2024

 

$

1,049,018

 

2025

 

$

1,080,488

 

Thereafter

 

$

2,259,194

 

Total lease payments

 

$

7,115,964

 

Less amounts representing interest

 

$

(1,501,436

)

Present value of lease liability

 

$

5,614,528

 

The remaining lease term and discount rate of the operating lease is 81.5 months and 7.0% respectively.

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NOTE 6. INVENTORIES

Inventories, net of reserves, consisted of the following at March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020:

 

 

 

As of

March 31,

 

 

As of

December 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Raw materials

 

$

594,700

 

 

$

525,626

 

Work in process

 

 

14,690

 

 

 

 

Finished goods

 

 

55,410

 

 

 

8,805

 

Total

 

$

664,800

 

 

$

534,431

 

 

NOTE 7. NOTES PAYABLE

On June 30, 2017, the Company entered into an agreement with another vendor (“Vendor 2”) to convert the balance of their account into a note payable in the amount of $250,000. The note bears interest of 5% per annum and matured on February 28, 2018. As of December 31, 2020, the Company had not made any payments on this note, the accrued interest was $43,836, and the note is due upon demand. To the best of our knowledge, Vendor 2 had not made any attempts to recover any amount owing to them since 2019.         

NOTE 8. SECURED PROMISSORY NOTES

The following table provides a summary of the activity of the Company's secured notes:

 

 

 

Global

Ichiban

 

 

St. George

 

 

BD 1

 

 

Total

 

Secured Notes Principal Balance at December 31, 2019

 

$

5,012,897

 

 

$

2,160,000

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

7,172,897

 

New notes

 

 

6,400,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

6,400,000

 

Note conversions

 

 

(600,000

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(600,000

)

Note assignments

 

 

0

 

 

 

(2,160,000

)

 

 

2,160,000

 

 

 

0

 

Notes Exchanged

 

 

(5,012,897

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

(2,160,000

)

 

 

(7,172,897

)

Secured Notes Principal Balance at December 31, 2020

 

 

5,800,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

5,800,000

 

Less: remaining discount

 

 

(394,363

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(394,363

)

Secured Notes, net of discount, at December 31, 2020

 

 

5,405,637

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

5,405,637

 

Note conversions

 

 

(5,800,000

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(5,800,000

)

Secured Notes Principal Balance at March 31, 2021

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Less: remaining discount

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Secured Notes, net of discount, at March 31, 2021

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

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Global Ichiban Secured Promissory Notes

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued secured notes to Global Ichiban Limited (“Global”) that had aggregate remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $5,012,897 and $885,475, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

All principal and accrued interest on the notes was redeemable at any time, in whole or in part, at the option of Global. The redemption amount may be paid in cash or converted into shares of common stock at a variable conversion price equal to the lowest of (i) 85% of the average VWAP for the shares over the prior 5 trading days, (ii) the closing bid price for the shares on the prior trading day, or (iii) $2.00 per share, at the option of the Company.

The notes may not be converted, and shares of the common stock may not be issued pursuant to the notes, if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 9.99% of the outstanding shares of common stock.

 

All the notes issued in accordance with the note purchase and exchange agreement dated November 30, 2017 were secured by a security interest on substantially all of the Company’s assets, bear interest at a rate of 12% per annum and contain standard and customary events of default.

On September 9, 2020, the Company entered into a securities exchange agreement (“GI Exchange Agreement”) with Global. Pursuant to the terms of the GI Exchange Agreement, Global agreed to surrender and exchange all of its existing outstanding promissory notes with an aggregate principal balance of $6,313,387 (including accrued interest). In exchange, the Company issued to Global a secured convertible promissory note with a principal amount of $6,400,000 (“GI Exchange Note”). The GI Exchange Note will mature on September 30, 2022. Principal on the GI Exchange Note, if not converted, will be payable in a lump sum on September 30, 2022. The GI Exchange Note will not bear any accrued interest but bears a default interest rate of 18% in the event of a default under the GI Exchange Note. The GI Exchange Note is secured by a lien on substantially all of the Company’s assets pursuant to the Security Agreement dated November 30, 2017 (the “Security Agreement”) entered into between the Company and Global. The Company has accounted for the GI Exchange Agreement as a troubled debt restructuring. The future undiscounted cash flow of the new secured convertible promissory note totaling $6,400,000 is more than the carrying value of the original outstanding promissory notes totaling $6,313,387, therefore no gain was recorded and a new effective interest rate has been established based on the carrying value of the original promissory notes and revised cash flow. The difference of $86,613 was recorded as an original issue debt discount and will be charged to interest over the term of the note. On December 9, 2020, Global converted $600,000 into 872,093,023 common shares. At December 31, 2020 the remaining principal balance was $5,800,000.

The conversion option associated with the note was deemed to include an embedded derivative that required bifurcation and separate accounting. Refer to Note 11. Derivative Liabilities for further details.

On March 9, 2021, the Company entered into a settlement agreement (“Settlement”) with Global. Pursuant to the Settlement, the Company issued 168,000,000 shares of Common Stock of the Company (“Settlement Shares”) to Global in exchange for the cancellation of the outstanding secured promissory note of $5,800,000 (the “Secured Note”). The Secured Note, which was originally scheduled to mature on September 30, 2022, had a variable-rate conversion feature that entitled Global to convert into shares of Common Stock of the Company at 80% of the 5-day average closing bid-price prior to any conversion. The Secured Note also had a lien on substantially all of the Company’s assets including intellectual properties. Following the Settlement, the lien was removed and the Company’s assets  are currently unencumbered.

St. George Secured Convertible Notes

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued secured notes to St. George Investments LLC (“St. George”) that had aggregate remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $2,160,000 and $252,751, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

Beginning six months from the date of issuance, St. George shall have the option to redeem all or a portion of the amounts outstanding under the Company Note. At St. George's option, redemption amounts are payable by the Company in cash or in the form of shares of the common stock. Conversions into common stock shall be calculated using a variable conversion price equal to 60% of the average of the two lowest closing bid prices for the shares over the prior 10-day trading period immediately preceding the conversion.

Shares of common stock may not be issued pursuant to these notes if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 9.99% of the outstanding shares of common stock.

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On September 9, 2020, all debts with St. George were assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion. 

NOTE 9. PROMISSORY NOTES

The following table provides a summary of the activity of the Company's non-convertible, unsecured, promissory notes:

 

 

 

Investor 1

 

 

Investor 2

 

 

BD 1

 

 

SBA

 

 

Total

 

Promissory Notes Principal Balance

   at December 31, 2019

 

$

494,437

 

 

$

615,000

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

1,109,437

 

New principal

 

 

0

 

 

 

35,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

193,200

 

 

 

228,200

 

Notes assigned

 

 

(494,437

)

 

 

(650,000

)

 

 

1,144,437

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Notes exchanged

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

(1,144,437

)

 

 

0

 

 

 

(1,144,437

)

Promissory Notes Principal Balance

   at December 31, 2020

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

193,200

 

 

 

193,200

 

Less: remaining discount

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Promissory Notes Principal Balance

   at December 31, 2020

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

193,200

 

 

 

193,200

 

New principal

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Notes exchanged

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Promissory Notes Principal Balance

   at March 31, 2021

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

193,200

 

 

 

193,200

 

Less: remaining discount

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

0

 

Promissory Notes, net of discount,

   at March 31, 2021

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

0

 

 

$

193,200

 

 

$

193,200

 

 

Offering of Unsecured, Non-Convertible Notes to Investor 1

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued a note to a private investor (“Investor 1”), that had remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $494,437 and $196,260, respectively, as of January 1, 2020. The note bears an interest rate of 12%, and principal and interest on this note were payable at maturity. This note was not convertible into equity shares of the Company and was unsecured.

On September 11, 2020 the debt with Investor 1 was assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

Offering of Unsecured, Non-Convertible Notes to Investor 2

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued notes to another private investor (“Investor 2”), that had aggregate remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $615,000 and $34,046, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

During 2020, the Company initiated a non-convertible, unsecured promissory note with Investor 2 for an aggregate principal amount of $150,000. The promissory note was issued with an original issue discount of $35,000, which will be recorded as interest expense ratably over the term of the note, resulting in proceeds to the company of $115,000, which was received in several tranches between September 2019 and November 2019. This note bears interest at 12% per annum and matures on May 1, 2021. All principal and interest is payable upon maturity.

On September 11, 2020, the entire debt with Investor 2 was assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion. 

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SBA PPP

On April 17, 2020, the Company obtained a PPP Loan from Vectra Bank Colorado (“Vectra”) in the aggregate amount of $193,200, which was established under the CARES Act, as administered by the Small Business Association (“SBA”). Under the terms of the CARES Act and the PPP, all or a portion of the principal amount of the PPP Loan is subject to forgiveness so long as, over the 24-week period following the Company’s receipt of the proceeds of the PPP Loan, the Company uses those proceeds for payroll costs, rent, utility costs or the maintenance of employee and compensation levels. The PPP Loan is unsecured, guaranteed by the SBA, and has a two-year term, maturing on April 17, 2022. Interest accrues on the loan beginning with the initial disbursement; however, payments of principal and interest are deferred until Vectra’s determination of the amount of forgiveness applied for by the Company is approved by the SBA. If the Company does not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period (defined, at the Company’s election as 24 weeks), such payments will be due that month. See Note 16. Paycheck Protection Program Loan for further information on the SBA PPP note.

NOTE 10. CONVERTIBLE NOTES

The following table provides a summary of the activity of the Company's unsecured, convertible, promissory notes:

 

 

Principal

Balance

12/31/2019

 

New

Notes

 

Notes

assigned or

exchanged

 

Notes

converted

 

Principal

Balance

12/31/2020

 

Less:

Discount

Balance

 

Net

Principal

Balance

12/31/2020

 

October 2016 Notes

$

330,000

 

$

0

 

$

(330,000

)

$

0

 

$

0

 

$

0

 

$

0

 

St. George Notes

 

617,663

 

 

0

 

 

(617,663

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

BayBridge Notes

 

940,600

 

 

0

 

 

(940,600

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

Bellridge Notes

 

496,000

 

 

0

 

 

(451,000

)

 

(45,000

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

Power Up Notes

 

106,820

 

 

0

 

 

(106,820

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

Widjaja Note

 

330,000

 

 

0

 

 

(330,000

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

GS Capital Notes

 

169,500

 

 

0

 

 

(169,500

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

Penumbra Note

  (related party)

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

(250,000

)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

BD 1 Notes

  (related party)

 

0

 

 

10,500,000

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

10,500,000

 

 

(2,936,952

)

 

7,563,048

 

Crowdex Note

  (related party)

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

$

2,990,583

 

$

10,750,000

 

$

(2,945,583

)

$

(45,000

)

$

10,750,000

 

$

(2,936,952

)

$

7,813,048

 

 

 

 

Principal

Balance

12/31/2020

 

New

Notes/Adjustments

 

Notes

assigned

or

exchanged

 

Notes

converted

 

Principal

Balance

3/31/2021

 

Less:

Discount

Balance

 

Net

Principal

Balance

3/31/2021

 

BD 1 Notes

  (related party)

 

10,500,000

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

10,500,000

 

 

(2,789,151

)

 

7,710,849

 

Crowdex Note

  (related party)

 

250,000

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

0

 

 

250,000

 

 

$

10,750,000

 

$

0

 

$

0

 

$

0

 

$

10,750,000

 

$

(2,789,151

)

$

7,960,849

 

 

October 2016 Convertible Notes

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued convertible notes to a private investor that had remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $330,000 and $65,010, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

The convertible notes matured on December 31, 2017 and bear an interest rate of 6% per annum, subject to increase to 24% per annum upon the occurrence and continuance of an event of default. Principal and accrued interest on the convertible notes is payable upon demand. The default interest rate has not been designated by the investor.

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All principal and accrued interest on the convertible notes is convertible at any time, in whole or in part, at the option of the investor, into shares of common stock at a variable conversion price equal to 80% of the lowest closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the fifteen consecutive trading day period prior to the conversion date. After the six-month anniversary of the issuance of any convertible note, the conversion price for such note shall thereafter be equal to 50% of the lowest closing bid price of the Company’s common stock for the fifteen consecutive trading day period prior to the conversion date. The convertible notes contain standard and customary events of default.

On September 11, 2020, the October 2016 Convertible Notes were assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

St. George Convertible Note

Prior to 2020, the Company sold and issued a $1,700,000 convertible note to St. George, which had a principal balance of $617,663 as of January 1, 2020.

This note matured on March 11, 2019. The note does not bear interest in the absence of an event of default. The note is due upon demand and a default interest rate has not been designated by St. George.

On September 9, 2020, the St. George Convertible Note was assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

 

BayBridge Convertible Note

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued convertible notes to BayBridge Capital Fund LP ("BayBridge), which had remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $940,600 and $68,294, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

The notes are unsecured, have no applicable registration rights, bear interest at a rate of 12% per annum, and matured between September 7, 2019 and August 22, 2020. The notes contain standard and customary events of default.

The terms of the notes included a conversion feature which was the lesser of (i) a price range of $0.0005 to $0.15, or (ii) a range of 65% to 70% of the lowest traded price for the shares over the prior five trading days.

On September 11, 2020, the Baybridge Convertible Notes were assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

Bellridge Convertible Notes

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued a convertible notes to Bellridge Capital, LP (“Bellridge”) which had aggregate principal and accrued interest balances of $496,000 and $63,474, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

The notes are not secured, contain no registration rights, have an interest rate of 10% per annum, mature on October 22, 2020, and contain standard and customary events of default. All principal and interest on the note are due upon maturity. Bellridge shall have the option to convert all or a portion of the amounts outstanding under the notes, into shares of the Company's common stock. Conversions into common stock shall be calculated using a variable conversion price equal to the lesser of (i) $0.0005 or (ii) 70% of the lowest traded price for the shares over the prior ten-day trading period immediately preceding the conversion.

Shares of common stock may not be issued pursuant to any of these notes if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock.

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During 2020, an aggregate principal of $45,000 and interest of $2,133, on the Bellridge convertible notes was converted into 471,328,800 shares of common stock and 0 cash payments of principal or interest had been made.

 

On September 11, 2020, the Bellridge Convertible Notes were assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

PowerUp Convertible Notes

Prior to 2020, the Company had issued convertible notes to Power Up Lending Group, LTD (“Power Up”), which had a remaining aggregate principal balance of $106,820 as of January 1, 2020.

Beginning in six months after issuance, Power Up shall have the option to convert all or a portion of the amounts outstanding under the convertible note, into shares of the Company's common stock. Conversions into common stock shall be calculated using a variable conversion price equal to 65% of the average of the three lowest closing bid prices for the shares over the prior ten-day trading period immediately preceding the conversion.

Shares of common stock may not be issued pursuant to any of these notes if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the outstanding shares of Common Stock.

 

 

On September 11, 2020, the Power Up Convertible Notes were assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

Widjaja Convertible Note

Prior to 2020, the Company entered into a note purchase agreement with Jason Widjaja (“Widjaja”), for the private placement of a $330,000 convertible promissory note, in exchange for $330,000 of gross proceeds. As of January 1, 2020, the note had remaining principal and accrued interest balances of $330,000 and $38,407, respectively. The note is unsecured, bears interest at 12% per annum, matures on January 11, 2020, and contains standard and customary events of default including but not limited to: (i) failure to make payments when due under the note, and (ii) bankruptcy or insolvency of the Company. Principal and interest on the note will be payable upon maturity.

At any time after inception of the note, until fully paid, Widjaja shall have the option to convert all or a portion of amounts outstanding under the note into shares of the Company's common stock. Conversions into common stock shall be calculated using a variable conversion price equal to 80% of the lowest closing bid price for the shares over the prior five trading days immediately preceding the conversion date.

There are no registration rights applicable to the note. Shares of common stock may not be issued pursuant to the note if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 19.99% of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock.

On September 11, 2020, the Widjaja Convertible Note was assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

GS Capital Convertible Note

Prior to 2020, the Company had sold and issued to GS Capital Partners, LLC (“GS”), unsecured convertible promissory notes which had aggregate principal and accrued interest balances of $617,663 and $8,832, respectively, as of January 1, 2020.

These notes are unsecured, bear interest at 8% per annum, matures twelve months from the date of issuance, and contain standard and customary events of default including but not limited to: (i) failure to make payments when due under the note,

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and (ii) bankruptcy or insolvency of the Company. Principal and interest on the note will be payable upon maturity. There are no registration rights applicable to the note.

At any time after inception of the note until fully paid, GS shall have the option to convert all or a portion of amounts outstanding under the note into shares of the Company's common stock. Conversions into common stock shall be calculated using a variable conversion price equal to 65% of the average of the three lowest closing bid prices for the shares over the prior ten day trading period immediately preceding the conversion.

Shares of common stock may not be issued pursuant to the note if, after giving effect to the conversion or issuance, the holder together with its affiliates would beneficially own in excess of 4.99% of the outstanding shares of the Company's common stock.

On September 11, 2020, the GS Convertible Note was assigned to BD 1 as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. The Company subsequently entered into an Exchange Agreement with BD 1 on December 18, 2020. Refer to the BD 1 Convertible Notes in Note 10. Convertible Notes for further discussion.

Penumbra/Crowdex Convertible Note

On June 9, 2020, the Company issued to Penumbra Solar, Inc. (“Penumbra”) a $250,000 aggregate principal amount convertible promissory note. The Company has received $250,000 of gross proceeds from the offering of the note. The aggregate principal amount (together with accrued interest) will mature on June 9, 2021. The note bears interest at a rate of 6% per annum. The interest rate increases to 18% in the event of a default. The note is convertible, at the holder’s option, into shares of the Company’s Common Stock at a conversion price equal to $0.0001 per share.

On September 25, 2020, the Penumbra Convertible Note was assigned to Crowdex.

At March 31, 2021, the note had a principal balance of $250,000 and an accrued interest balance of $12,123.

BD 1 Convertible Note

During September 2020, a number of the Company’s investors entered into assignment agreements to sell their existing debt to BD 1. Refer to Notes 8, 9, and 10, for more information. The assignments transferred ownership of the following debts:

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $2.16 million and $417,000, respectively, related to the St. George Secured Promissory Notes discussed in Note 8 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $495,000 and $187,000, respectively, related to the Investor 1 Promissory Notes discussed in Note 9 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $650,000 and $86,000, respectively, related to the Investor 2 Promissory Notes discussed in Note 9 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $330,000 and $79,000, respectively, related to the October 2016 Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal of $618,000, related to the St. George Convertible Note discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the note remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $941,000 and $152,000, respectively, related to the Baybridge Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $677,000 and $121,000, respectively, related to the Bellridge Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

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The outstanding principal and interest of $107,000 and $16,000, respectively, related to the Power Up Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $330,000 and $68,000, respectively, related to the Widjaja Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

 

 

The outstanding principal and interest of $170,000 and $19,000, respectively, related to the GS Capital Convertible Notes discussed in Note 10 was assigned to BD 1. The terms of the notes remained the same.

On December 18, 2020, the Company entered into a securities exchange agreement (“BD1 Exchange Agreement”) with BD 1, who had previously acquired all of the Company’s existing outstanding unsecured notes (other than notes held by GI and Crowdex) from the original note holders as listed above.

Pursuant to the terms of the BD1 Exchange Agreement, BD 1 agreed to surrender and exchange all of its outstanding promissory notes with principal and accrued interest balances of approximately $6.3 million and $1.3 million, respectively . Default penalties related to the notes of approximately $2.9 million were not designated. In exchange, the Company issued to BD 1 2 unsecured convertible notes with an aggregate principal amount of $10,500,000 (“BD1 Exchange Notes”), and recorded an original issue discount of approximately $3.0 million, which will be recognized as interest expense, ratably, over the life of the note. The BD1 Exchange Notes do not bear any interest, and will mature on December 18, 2025. BD 1 has the right, at any time until the BD1 Exchange Notes are fully paid, to convert any outstanding and unpaid principal into shares of Common Stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $0.0001 per share. Accordingly, the Company would issue 105,000,000,000 shares of Common Stock upon a full conversion of the BD 1 Exchange Notes. BD1 has agreed not to effect any conversion of the Notes without the prior consent of the Company unless and until the company has created additional authorized and issued common shares sufficient to convert all of the Notes in full.

NOTE 11. DERIVATIVE LIABILITIES

 

The following table is a summary of the derivative liability activity for the three months ended March 31, 2021:

 

Derivative Liability Balance as of December 31, 2020

 

 

5,303,984

 

Liability extinguished

 

 

(5,303,984

)

Derivative Liability Balance as of March 31, 2021

 

$

 

 

Convertible Notes Assigned to BD 1

The convertible notes that were assigned to BD 1 in September 2020, further described above in Notes 8 and 10, were exchanged for new notes on December 18, 2021, as part of the Company’s recapitalization and restructuring effort which began in June 2020. Prior to the exchange, pursuant to a number of factors outlined in ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, the conversion options in the notes were deemed to include an embedded derivative that required bifurcation and separate accounting. As such, the Company ascertained the value of the conversion option as if separate from the convertible issuance and appropriately recorded that value as a derivative liability. The fair value measurements rely primarily on Company-specific inputs and the Company’s own assumptions. With the absence of observable inputs, the Company determined these recurring fair value measurements reside primarily within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. The derivative associated with the notes approximates management’s estimate of the fair value of the embedded derivative liability based on using a Monte Carlo simulation following a Geometric Brownian Motion with the following assumptions identified below.

At December 31, 2019, the aggregate derivative liability associated with these notes was $5,706,175. This value was derived from Management’s fair value assessment using the following assumptions: annual volatility range of 42% to 46%, present value discount rate of 12%, and a dividend yield of 0%.

In 2020, pursuant to ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, Management conducted quarterly fair value assessments of the embedded derivatives associated with these notes. Engaging the services of a firm specializing in these valuations, it was determined that a rational investor would not convert the notes, and would not expect to do so in the foreseeable future. The Company had reported doubt as to its ability to continue as a going concern since 2015. The Company scaled down operations and did not expect to ramp up until significant financing could be obtained and has been operating under these conditions for some time already, continuously chasing funding to continue operations. Circumstances shifted in late 2019 and early 2020, making fundraising and continuing operations more difficult, thereby reducing liquidity and attractiveness of the common

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stock. These new circumstances made it clear to current and prospective investors that the Company would either file bankruptcy or restructure with a strategic investor. Accordingly, conversion of a debt instrument into common stock that cannot be sold in the marketplace would put the holder in a far less secure position compared to holding the instrument as debt. As a result of the fair value assessments, the Company recorded an aggregate net gain of $5,706,175 for the year ended December 31, 2020, as “Change in fair value of derivatives and gain/loss on extinguishment of liabilities, net” in the Consolidated Statements of Operations to properly reflect that the value of the embedded derivative had been eliminated in 2020.

Convertible Notes held by Global Ichiban

In connection with the convertible notes held by Global, further described above in Note 8, pursuant to a number of factors outlined in ASC Topic 815, Derivatives and Hedging, the conversion options in the notes were deemed to include an embedded derivative that required bifurcation and separate accounting. As such, the Company ascertained the value of the conversion option as if separate from the convertible issuance and appropriately recorded that value as a derivative liability. The fair value measurements rely primarily on Company-specific inputs and the Company’s own assumptions. With the absence of observable inputs, the Company determined these recurring fair value measurements reside primarily within Level 3 of the fair value hierarchy. The derivative associated with the notes approximates management’s estimate of the fair value of the embedded derivative liability based on using a Monte Carlo simulation following a Geometric Brownian Motion with the following assumptions identified below.

At December 31, 2019, the aggregate derivative liability associated with these notes was $2,010,975. This value was derived from Management’s fair value assessment using the following assumptions: annual volatility of 46%, present value discount rate of 12%, and a dividend yield of 0%.

The conversion option in the GI Exchange Note was deemed to include an embedded derivative that required bifurcation and separate accounting. As such, the Company ascertained the value of the conversion option as if separate from the convertible issuance based on the following assumptions: annual volatility of 49%, expected interest rate of 1.52%, and a dividend yield of 0%, and appropriately recorded that value as a derivative liability. At September 9, 2020, the derivative liability associated with the Global note was $447,903. The fair value of the derivative was recorded as a debt discount and will be charged to interest over the life of the note.

The derivative liability associated with the note is subject to revaluation on a quarterly basis to reflect the market value change of the embedded conversion option. Management assessed the fair value option of this embedded derivative, as of December 31, 2020, using the following assumptions: annual volatility of 62%, and a dividend yield of 0%. As a result of the fair value assessments, the Company recorded an aggregate net loss of $2,845,106 for the year ended December 31, 2020, as “Change in fair value of derivatives and gain/loss on extinguishment of liabilities, net” in the Consolidated Statement of Operations to properly reflect that the value of the embedded derivative of $5,303,984 as of December 31, 2020.

On March 9, 2021, the Company entered into a settlement agreement with Global, further described above in Note 8. As a result of the settlement, the entire debt was cancelled and the Company recorded an aggregate net gain of $5,303,984 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, as “Change in fair value of derivatives and gain/loss on extinguishment of liabilities, net” in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations to properly reflect that the value of the embedded derivative had been eliminated.

NOTE 12. SERIES A PREFERRED STOCK

In June 2013, the Company entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with an investor to sell an aggregate of $750,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock at a price of $8.00 per share, resulting in gross proceeds of $6.0 million. This purchase agreement included warrants to purchase up to 13,125 shares of common stock of the Company. The transfer of cash and securities took place incrementally, the first closing occurring on June 17, 2013 with the transfer of 125,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and a warrant to purchase 2,187 shares of common stock for $1.0 million. The final closings took place in August 2013, with the transfer of 625,000 shares of Series A Preferred Stock and a warrant to purchase 10,938 shares of common stock for $5.0 million.

Holders of Series A Preferred Stock are entitled to cumulative dividends at a rate of 8% per annum when and if declared by the Board of Directors in its sole discretion. The dividends may be paid in cash or in the form of common stock (valued at 10% below market price, but not to exceed the lowest closing price during the applicable measurement period), at the discretion of the Board of Directors. The dividend rate on the Series A Preferred Stock is indexed to the Company's stock price and subject to adjustment. In addition, the Series A Preferred Stock contains a make-whole provision whereby, conversion or redemption of the preferred stock within 4 years of issuance will require dividends for the full four year period to be paid by the Company

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in cash or common stock (valued at 10% below market price, but not to exceed the lowest closing price during the applicable measurement period). This make-whole provision expired in June 2017.

The Series A Preferred Stock may be converted into shares of common stock at the option of the Company if the closing price of the common stock exceeds $232, as adjusted, for twenty consecutive trading days, or by the holder at any time. The Company has the right to redeem the Series A Preferred Stock at a price of $8.00 per share, plus any accrued and unpaid dividends, plus the make-whole amount (if applicable). At March 31, 2021, the preferred shares were not eligible for conversion to common shares at the option of the Company. The holder of the preferred shares may convert to common shares at any time, at no cost, at a ratio of 1 preferred share into 1 common share (subject to standard ratable anti-dilution adjustments). Upon any conversion (whether at the option of the Company or the holder), the holder is entitled to receive any accrued but unpaid dividends.

On October 6, 2016, the Series A Holder entered into an exchange agreement with a private investor. Pursuant to the exchange agreement, beginning December 5, 2016, the investor has the option to exchange, from time to time, all or any portion of the October 2016 Convertible Notes (see Note 10) for outstanding shares of Series A Preferred Stock from the Series A Holder.

Except as otherwise required by law (or with respect to approval of certain actions), the Series A Preferred Stock shall have no voting rights. Upon any liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company, after payment or provision for payment of debts and other liabilities of the Company, the holders of Series A Preferred Stock shall be entitled to receive, pari passu with any distribution to the holders of common stock of the Company, an amount equal to $8.00 per share of Series A Preferred Stock plus any accrued and unpaid dividends.

As of March 31, 2021, there were 48,100 shares of Series A Preferred Stock outstanding and accrued and unpaid dividends of $379,990.

NOTE 13. SERIES 1A PREFERRED STOCK

Series 1A Preferred Stock – Tranche 1 Closing

On September 22, 2020, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (“Series 1A SPA”) with Crowdex, for the private placement of up to $5,000,000 of the Company’s newly designated Series 1A Convertible Preferred Stock (“Series 1A Preferred Stock”).

Each share of Series 1A Preferred Stock has an original issue price of $1,000 per share. Shares of the Series 1A Preferred Stock are convertible into common stock at a fixed conversion price equal to $0.0001 per common share (or a fixed conversion ratio of 1 preferred share into 10,000 common shares), subject to standard ratable anti-dilution adjustments.

Outstanding shares of Series 1A Preferred Stock are entitled to vote together with the holders of common stock as a single class (on an as-converted to common stock basis) on any matter presented to the stockholders of the Company for their action or consideration at any meeting of stock holders (or written consent of stockholders in lieu of meeting).

Holders of the Series 1A Preferred Stock are not entitled to any fixed rate of dividends. If the Company pays a dividend or otherwise makes a distribution payable on shares of Common Stock, holders of the Series 1A Preferred Stock will receive such dividend or distribution on an as-converted to common stock basis. There are no specified redemption rights for the Series 1A Preferred Stock. Upon liquidation, dissolution or winding up, holders of Series 1A Preferred Stock will be entitled to be paid out of our assets, prior to the holders of our common stock, an amount equal to $1,000 per share plus any accrued but unpaid dividends (if any) thereon.

The Company sold 2,000 shares of Series 1A Preferred Stock to Crowdex in exchange for $2,000,000 of gross proceeds at an initial closing under the Series 1A SPA on September 22, 2020.

In November 2020, Crowdex converted 1,200 shares of outstanding Series 1A Preferred Stock into 12,000,000,000 shares of Common Stock.

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On December 31, 2020 the Company sold 500 shares of Series 1A Preferred Stock to Crowdex in exchange for the cancellation of the Crowdex Note issued on November 27, 2020. There were no additional cash proceeds from this closing.

On January 4, 2021, the Company entered into a securities purchase agreement (“Series 1ATranche 2 SPA”) with TubeSolar AG, a developer of photovoltaic thin-film tubes to enable additional application opportunities in solar power generation compared to conventional solar modules (“TubeSolar”). Pursuant to the Series 1A Tranche 2 SPA, the Company sold 2,500 shares of Series 1A Preferred Stock to TubeSolar and received $2,500,000 of gross proceeds on January 5, 2021.

NOTE 14. STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (DEFICIT)

Common Stock

At March 31, 2021, the Company had 20 billion shares of common stock, $0.0001 par value, authorized for issuance. Each share of common stock has the right to 1 vote. As of March 31, 2021, the Company had 18,345,583,473 shares of common stock outstanding. The Company has not declared or paid any dividends related to the common stock through March 31, 2021.

Preferred Stock

At March 31, 2021, the Company had 25,000,000 shares of preferred stock, $0.0001 par value, authorized for issuance. Preferred stock may be issued in classes or series. Designations, powers, preferences, rights, qualifications, limitations and restrictions are determined by the Company’s Board of Directors. 

The following table summarizes the designations, shares authorized, and shares outstanding for the Company's Preferred Stock:

 

Preferred Stock Series Designation

 

Shares

Authorized

 

 

Shares

Outstanding

 

Series A

 

 

750,000

 

 

 

48,100

 

Series 1A

 

 

5,000

 

 

 

3,800

 

Series B-1

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series B-2

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series C

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series D

 

 

3,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series D-1

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

0

 

Series E

 

 

2,800

 

 

 

0

 

Series F

 

 

7,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series G

 

 

2,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series H

 

 

2,500

 

 

 

0

 

Series I

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series J

 

 

1,350

 

 

 

0

 

Series J-1

 

 

1,000

 

 

 

0

 

Series K

 

 

20,000

 

 

 

0

 

 

Series A Preferred Stock

Refer to Note 12 for Series A Preferred Stock activity.

 

Series 1A Preferred Stock

Refer to Note 13 for Series 1A Preferred Stock activity.

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Series B-1, B-2, C, D, D-1, E, F, G, H, I, J, J-1, and K Preferred Stock

There were no transactions involving the Series B-1, B-2, C, D, D-1, E, F, G, H, I, J, J-1, or K during the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020.

NOTE 15. EQUITY PLANS AND SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

Share-Based Compensation: The Company measures share-based compensation cost at the grant date based on the fair value of the award and recognizes this cost as an expense over the grant recipients’ requisite service periods for all awards made to employees, officers, directors and consultants.

The share-based compensation expense recognized in the Consolidated Statements of Operations was as follows: 

 

 

 

For the Three Months

Ended March 31,

 

 

 

2021

 

 

2020

 

Research and development

 

$

 

 

$

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total share-based compensation cost

 

$

 

 

$

 

 

Stock Options: There was 0 expense recorded for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020 related to stock option awards. There were 0 option grants during the three months ended March 31, 2021 or 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, there were 0 unvested stock options. As of March 31, 2021, 97 shares were vested and 120 shares remained available for future grants under the Option Plan.

The following table summarizes stock option activity within the Stock Option Plan

 

 

 

Stock

Option

Shares

 

 

Weighted

Average

Remaining

Contractual

Life in Years

Outstanding at December 31, 2019

 

 

97

 

 

5.18

Granted

 

 

0

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

0

 

 

 

Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding at December 31, 2020

 

 

97

 

 

4.43

Granted

 

 

0

 

 

 

Exercised

 

 

0

 

 

 

Canceled

 

 

 

 

 

Outstanding and Exercisable at March 31, 2021

 

 

97

 

 

4.18

 

Restricted Stock: The Company did 0t recognize share-based compensation expense related to restricted stock grants for the three months ended March 31, 2021 or for the year ended December 31, 2020. There were 0 restricted stock grants for the periods ended March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020.

As of March 31, 2021, there was 0 unrecognized share-based compensation expense from unvested restricted stock, 0 shares were expected to vest in the future, and 496 shares remained available for future grants under the Restricted Stock Plan.

NOTE 16. PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM LOAN

 

On April 17, 2020, the Company obtained a PPP Loan from Vectra Bank Colorado (“Vectra”) in the aggregate amount of $193,200, which was established under the CARES Act, as administered by the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). Under

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the terms of the CARES Act and the PPP, all or a portion of the principal amount of the PPP Loan is subject to forgiveness so long as, over the 24-week period following the Company’s receipt of the proceeds of the PPP Loan, the company uses those proceeds for payroll costs, rent, utility costs or the maintenance of employee and compensation levels. The PPP Loan is unsecured, guaranteed by the SBA, and has a two-year term, maturing on April 17, 2022. Interest accrues on the loan beginning with the initial disbursement; however, payments of principal and interest are deferred until Vectra’s determination of the amount of forgiveness applied for by the Company is approved by the SBA. If the Company does not apply for forgiveness within 10 months after the last day of the covered period (defined, at the Company’s election as 24 weeks), such payments will be due that month.

 

The terms of the PPP loan provide for customary events of default including, among other things, payment defaults, breach of representations and warranties, and insolvency events.

 

The Company plans to apply for forgiveness of the PPP Loan in the second quarter of 2021.

 

The PPP Loan is subject to any new guidance and new requirements released by the Department of the Treasury.

 

At March 31, 2021 the total outstanding balance of the PPP Loan was $193,200.

NOTE 17. SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

There were no events subsequent to March 31, 2021 to report as of this filing on May 24, 2021.

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Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

The following discussion of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our unaudited financial statements and the notes to those financial statements appearing elsewhere in this Form 10-Q and our audited financial statements and related notes thereto included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on May 13, 2021. This discussion and analysis contains statements of a forward-looking nature relating to future events or our future financial performance. As a result of many factors, our actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should carefully read the “Risk Factors” section of this Quarterly Report and of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020 to gain an understanding of the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from our forward-looking statements. Please also see the section entitles “Forward-Looking Statements.”

Overview

We are a company formed to commercialize flexible PV modules using our proprietary technology. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, we generated $165,158 of revenue. Product sales accounted for 100% of total revenue. As of March 31, 2021, we had an accumulated deficit of $419,936,401.

In January 2017, Ascent was awarded a contract to supply high-voltage SuperLight thin-film CIGS PV blankets. These 50W, fully laminated, flexible blankets were manufactured using a new process that was optimized for high performance in near-space conditions at elevated temperatures, and are custom designed for easy modular integration into series and parallel configurations to achieve the desired voltage and current required for such application.

In February 2017 Ascent announced the discontinuation of our EnerPlex consumer business by disposing of the EnerPlex brand, and related intellectual properties and trademarks, to our battery product supplier, Sun Pleasure Co. Limited (“SPCL”). This transaction was completed in an effort to better allocate our resources and to continue to focus on our core strength in the high-value specialty PV market. Following the transfer, Ascent no longer produces or sells Enerplex-branded consumer products. In November 2017, Ascent introduced the next generation of our USB-based portable power systems with the XD™ series. The first product introduced was the XD-12 which, like previous products, is a folding, lightweight, easily stowable, PV system with USB power regulation. Unique to this generation of PV portable power is more PV power (12 Watts) and a 2.0 Amp smart USB output to enable the XD-12 to charge most smartphones, tablets, and USB-enabled devices as fast as a wall outlet. The enhanced smart USB circuit works with the device to be charged so that the device can determine the maximum power it is able to receive from the XD-12 and ensures the best possible charging performance directly from the sun.

Also, in 2017, for a space customer, Ascent manufactured a new micro-module, approximately 12.8mm x 50mm (0.5in x 2.0in) in size that is ideal for both laboratory-scale environmental testing, and for subsequent integration into flight experiments.

In February 2018, the Company introduced the second product in our XD series. Delivering up to 48 Watts of solar power, the durable and compact Ascent XD-48 Solar Charger is the ideal solution for charging many portable electronics and off-grid power systems. The XD-48’s versatility allows it to charge both military and consumer electronics directly from the sun wherever needed. Like the XD-12, the XD-48 has a compact and portable design, and its rugged, weather-resistant construction withstands shocks, drops, damage and even minor punctures to power through the harshest conditions.

In March 2018, Ascent successfully shipped to a European based customer for a lighter-than-air, helium-filled airship project based on our newly developed ultra-light modules with substrate material than half of the thickness of our standard modules. In 2019, Ascent completed a repeat order from the same customer who had since established its airship development operation in the US. In 2020, Ascent received a third and enlarged order from the same customer and completed the order subsequent to this reporting period in May 2021.

We continue to design and manufacture PV integrated portable power applications for commercial and military users. Due to the high durability enabled by the monolithic integration employed by our technology, the capability to customize modules into different form factors and the industry leading light weight and flexibility provided by our modules, we believe that the potential applications for our products are extensive.

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Commercialization and Manufacturing Strategy

We manufacture our products by affixing a thin CIGS layer to a flexible, plastic substrate using a large format, roll-to-roll process that permits us to fabricate our flexible PV modules in an integrated sequential operation. We use proprietary monolithic integration techniques which enable us to form complete PV modules with little to no costly backend assembly of inter cell connections. Traditional PV manufacturers assemble PV modules by bonding or soldering discrete PV cells together. This manufacturing step typically increases manufacturing costs and at times proves detrimental to the overall yield and reliability of the finished product. By reducing or eliminating this added step using our proprietary monolithic integration techniques, we believe we can achieve cost savings in, and increase the reliability of, our PV modules. All tooling necessary for us to meet our near-term production requirements is installed in our Thornton, Colorado plant. In 2012, we further revised our strategy to focus on applications for emerging and high-value specialty PV markets, including off grid, aerospace, military and defense and consumer-oriented products.

We plan to continue the development of our current PV technology to increase module efficiency, improve our manufacturing tooling and process capabilities and reduce manufacturing costs. We also plan to continue to take advantage of research and development contracts to fund a portion of this development.

Significant Trends, Uncertainties and Challenges

We believe the significant trends, uncertainties and challenges that directly or indirectly affect our financial performance and results of operations include:

 

Our ability to generate customer acceptance of and demand for our products;

 

Successful ramping up of commercial production on the equipment installed;

 

Our products are successfully and timely certified for use in our target markets;

 

Successful operating of production tools to achieve the efficiencies, throughput and yield necessary to reach our cost targets;

 

The products we design are saleable at a price sufficient to generate profits;

 

Our ability to raise sufficient capital to enable us to reach a level of sales sufficient to achieve profitability on terms favorable to us;

 

Effective management of the planned ramp up of our domestic and international operations;

 

Our ability to successfully develop and maintain strategic relationships with key partners, including OEMs, system integrators, distributors, retailers and e-commerce companies, who deal directly with end users in our target markets;

 

Our ability to maintain the listing of our common stock on the OTC Market;

 

Our ability to implement remediation measures to address material weaknesses in internal control;

 

Our ability to achieve projected operational performance and cost metrics;

 

Our ability to enter into commercially viable licensing, joint venture, or other commercial arrangements;

 

Availability of raw materials; and

 

COVID-19 and the uncertainty around the continued duration and effect of the worldwide pandemic.

Basis of Presentation: The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements (unaudited) have been derived from the accounting records of Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. and Ascent Solar (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (collectively, "the Company") as of March 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020, and the results of operations for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2020. Ascent Solar (Asia) Pte. Ltd. is wholly owned by Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc. All significant inter-company balances and transactions have been eliminated in the accompanying consolidated financial statements.

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Critical Accounting Policies and Estimates

Critical accounting policies used in reporting our financial results are reviewed by management on a regular basis. The preparation of these financial statements requires us to make estimates and judgments that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses and related disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Processes used to develop these estimates are evaluated on an ongoing basis. Estimates are based on historical experience and various other assumptions that are believed to be reasonable for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities. Actual results may differ as outcomes from assumptions may change.

The Company’s significant accounting policies were described in Note 3 to the audited financial statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no significant changes to our accounting policies as of March 31, 2021.

Results of Operations

Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

Revenues. Our revenues were $165,158 for the three months ended March 31, 2021 compared to $4,090 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $161,068, due primarily to increased operations in the current period. The Company was in a dormant status for the 2020 three months period, as the focus in 2020 was to recapitalize and restructure the Company’s balance sheet.

Cost of revenues. Our cost of revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2021 was $72,782 compared to $72,706 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a negligible increase of $76 despite a sharp increase in net revenue for the period. Cost of revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2021 is comprised primarily of direct labor and overhead. Management believes our factory is currently significantly under-utilized, and a substantial increase in revenue would result in marginal increases to direct labor and overhead included in the cost of revenues. As such management’s focus going forward is to improve gross margin through increased sales and improved utilization of our factory. We are currently pursuing high-value PV markets.

Research, development and manufacturing operations. Research, development and manufacturing operations costs were $728,036 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $159,464 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $568,572. The increase in costs is due primarily to an increased level of operations in the current period as compared to the Company’s dormant status in the 2020 three months period. Research, development and manufacturing operations costs include costs incurred for product development, pre-production and production activities in our manufacturing facility. Research, development and manufacturing operations costs also include costs related to technology development.

Selling, general and administrative. Selling, general and administrative expenses were $561,709 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to $69,522 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $492,187. The increase in costs is due primarily to an increased level of operations in the current period as compared to the Company’s dormant status in the 2020 three months period.

Other Income/Expense, net. Other net income was $3,056,625 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to other net income of $6,746,058 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $3,689,433. The decrease is due primarily to the change in fair value of derivative liabilities.

Net Income. Our net income was $1,846,384 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, compared to a Net Income of $6,392,193 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, a decrease of $4,545,809. The decrease is due primarily to the change in fair value of the derivative liabilities.

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The decrease of $4,545,809 in net income for the three months ended March 31, 2021 can be summarized in variances in significant account activity as follows:

 

 

 

Increase (Decrease)

in Net Income For

the Three Months

Ended March 31,

2021

Compared to the

Three Months

Ended March 31,

2020

 

Revenues

 

 

161,068

 

Cost of Revenue

 

 

(76

)

Research, development and manufacturing

   operations

 

 

(568,572

)

Selling, general and administrative expenses

 

 

(492,187

)

Depreciation and Amortization Expense

 

 

43,391

 

Other Income / Expense

 

 

 

 

Other income

 

 

(258,800

)

Interest Expense

 

 

668,613

 

Non-Cash Change in Fair Value of Derivatives

   and Gain/Loss on Extinguishment of

   Liabilities, net

 

 

(4,099,246

)

Decrease in Net Income

 

 

(4,545,809

)

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

The Company has continued limited PV production at its manufacturing facility. The Company does not expect that sales revenue and cash flows will be sufficient to support operations and cash requirements until it has fully implemented its product strategy. During the three months ended March 31, 2021 the Company used $2,026,942 in cash for operations.

Additional projected product revenues are not anticipated to result in a positive cash flow position for the year overall and, as of March 31, 2021, the Company has working capital of $1,108,298. As such, cash liquidity would not be sufficient for the next twelve months and will require additional financing.

The Company continues to accelerate sales and marketing efforts related to its military solar products and specialty PV application strategies through expansion of its sales and distribution channels. The Company has begun activities related to securing additional financing through strategic or financial investors, but there is no assurance the Company will be able to raise additional capital on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company's revenues do not increase rapidly, and/or additional financing is not obtained, the Company will be required to significantly curtail operations to reduce costs and/or sell assets. Such actions would likely have an adverse impact on the Company's future operations.

As a result of the Company’s recurring losses from operations, and the need for additional financing to fund its operating and capital requirements, there is uncertainty regarding the Company’s ability to maintain liquidity sufficient to operate its business effectively, which raises doubt as to the Company’s ability to continue as a going concern.

Management cannot provide any assurances that the Company will be successful in accomplishing any of its plans. These consolidated financial statements do not include any adjustments that might be necessary should the Company be unable to continue as a going concern.

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Statements of Cash Flows Comparison of the Three Months Ended March 31, 2021 and 2020

For the three months ended March 31, 2021, our cash used in operations was $2,026,942 compared to $249,443 for the three months ended March 31, 2020, an increase of $1,777,499. The increase is primarily the result of scaling up operations during the current period and the Company’s dormant status in the 2020 three months period. For the three months ended March 31, 2021, cash provided by investing activities was $17,648 compared to cash provided by investing activities of $254,443 for the three months ended March 31, 2020. This change was primarily the result of a decrease in proceeds from the sale of assets. During the three months ended March 31, 2021, negative operating cash flows of $2,026,942 were funded through $5,500,000 in proceeds from issuances of preferred and common stock.

Off Balance Sheet Transactions

As of March 31, 2021, we did not have any off balance sheet arrangements as defined in Item 303(a)(4)(ii) of Regulation S-K.

Smaller Reporting Company Status

We are a “smaller reporting company” meaning that the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $700 million and our annual revenue was less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year. We may continue to be a smaller reporting company if either (i) the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $250 million or (ii) our annual revenue was less than $100 million during the most recently completed fiscal year and the market value of our stock held by non-affiliates is less than $700 million. As a smaller reporting company, we may rely on exemptions from certain disclosure requirement that are available to smaller reporting companies. Specifically, as a smaller reporting company we may choose to present only the two most recent fiscal years of audited financial statements in our Annual Report on Form 10-K and smaller reporting companies have reduced disclosure obligations regarding executive compensation.

 

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

Foreign Currency Exchange Risk

We hold no significant funds and have no future obligations denominated in foreign currencies as of March 31, 2021.

Although our reporting currency is the U.S. Dollar, we may conduct business and incur costs in the local currencies of other countries in which we may operate, make sales and buy materials. As a result, we are subject to currency translation risk. Further, changes in exchange rates between foreign currencies and the U.S. Dollar could affect our future net sales and cost of sales and could result in exchange losses.

Interest Rate Risk

Our exposure to market risks for changes in interest rates relates primarily to our cash equivalents and investment portfolio. As of March 31, 2021, our cash equivalents consisted only of operating accounts held with financial institutions. From time to time, we may hold restricted funds, money market funds, investments in U.S. government securities and high quality corporate securities. The primary objective of our investment activities is to preserve principal and provide liquidity on demand, while at the same time maximizing the income we receive from our investments without significantly increasing risk. The direct risk to us associated with fluctuating interest rates is limited to our investment portfolio, and we do not believe a change in interest rates will have a significant impact on our financial position, results of operations, or cash flows.

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Item 4.  Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

We maintain disclosure controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”) is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in Securities and Exchange Commission rules and forms. Our disclosure controls and procedures include, without limitation, controls and procedures designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed under the Exchange Act is accumulated and communicated to management as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosures. Our management conducted an evaluation required by Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act of the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures as defined in Rules 13a-15 and 15d-15 under the Exchange Act as of March 31, 2021. Based on this evaluation, our management concluded the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures were not effective as of March 31, 2021.

Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting

Our management is responsible for establishing and maintaining adequate internal control over financial reporting, as defined in Rules 13a-15(f) and 15d-15(f) under the Exchange Act. Our system of internal control over financial reporting is designed to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in the United States of America and includes those policies and procedures that:

 

pertain to the maintenance of records that, in reasonable detail, accurately and fairly reflect the transactions and dispositions of our assets;

 

provide reasonable assurance transactions are recorded as necessary to permit preparation of financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and our receipts and expenditures are being made only in accordance with authorizations of our management and directors; and

 

provide reasonable assurance regarding prevention or timely detection of unauthorized acquisition, use or disposition of our assets that could have a material effect on our financial statements.

Under the supervision of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors and with the participation of our management, including our Chief Executive Officer, we conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting using the criteria established in Internal Control - Integrated Framework (2013) issued by the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO). Based on this evaluation, our management concluded our internal controls over financial reporting were not effective as of March 31, 2021. Our management reviewed the results of its assessment with the Audit Committee.

Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect misstatements. Also, projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.

A material weakness is a deficiency, or combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of the Company’s annual or interim financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

Material Weakness

Based on our assessment and the criteria used, management concluded that our internal control over financial reporting as of March 31, 2021 was not effective due to the material weaknesses described as follows:

 

The Company was previously understaffed and did not have sufficiently trained resources with the technical expertise to ensure that all company transactions were accounted for in accordance with GAAP. This deficiency arose primarily from staff turnover and the inability of the Company to devote sufficient replacement resources in a timely manner, as a result of the Company's financial situation

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As a consequence, the Company did not have effective process level control activities over the following:

 

Accounting for the Company's inventory and cost of revenue was lacking for the preparation of the March 31, 2021 financial statements. Miscalculations in these areas could impact the Company's current assets, revenues, operating results, and cash flows.

 

Accounting for the Company’s debt and equity securities was lacking for preparation of the March 31, 2021 financial statements. Miscalculations in this area could impact the Company’s liability, equity, and other expenses.

The control deficiencies described above created a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement to the consolidated financial statements would not be prevented or detected on a timely basis.

Remediation Plan for Material Weaknesses in Internal Control over Financial Reporting

The Company’s financial challenges faced in 2020 subsided as cash flow improved during the three months ended March 31, 2021, the Company received funding during the second half of 2020 and first quarter of 2021 and began to bring the Company back into operating status. The Company executed, or is in the process of executing, the following steps to remediate the aforementioned material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting:

 

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company hired a new Chief Financial Officer

 

The company significantly reduced the complexity of the debt structure through consolidation and simplifying of terms thereby lowering the associated administration and cost burden.

 

The Company is in the process of engaging a resource with the technical expertise to track and report on inventory transactions and cost of revenue calculations.

 

The Company will design and implement additional procedures in order to assure that the resources mentioned above and other audit/accounting personnel are more involved with the Company’s inventory activities, cost of revenue allocations, and debt and equity securities to monitor and earlier identify accounting issues that may be raised by the Company’s ongoing activities.

Changes in Internal Control Over Financial Reporting

Except for the identification and mitigation of the material weaknesses noted above, there were no other changes in internal control over financial reporting during the three months ended March 31, 2021 that have materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

From time to time, we may become involved in legal proceedings arising in the ordinary course of our business. We are not currently aware of any such proceedings or claims that we believe will have, individually or in the aggregate, a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations.

Item 1A. Risk Factors

In addition to the information set forth in this Form 10-Q, you should carefully consider the risk factors disclosed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Part I, Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020. There have been no material changes to our risk factors from those included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020.

Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds

Not required.

Use of Proceeds

Not required.

Issuer Purchases of Equity Securities

We did not repurchase any of our equity securities during the three months ended March 31, 2021.

Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities

Not applicable.

Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures

Not applicable.

Item 5. Other Information

None.

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Item 6. Exhibits

The exhibits listed on the accompanying Index to Exhibits on this Form 10-Q are filed or incorporated into this Form 10-Q by reference.

EXHIBIT INDEX

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

    3.1

 

Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to our Registration Statement on Form SB-2 filed on January 23, 2006 (Reg. No. 333-131216))

 

 

 

    3.2

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011)

 

 

 

    3.3

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed February 11, 2014)

 

 

 

    3.4

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated August 26, 2014. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 2, 2014)

 

 

 

    3.5

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated October 27, 2014 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 28, 2014)

 

 

 

    3.6

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated December 22, 2014. (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K dated December 23, 2014)

 

 

 

    3.7

 

Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed on February 17, 2009)

 

 

 

    3.8

 

First Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.3 to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009)

 

 

 

    3.9

 

Second Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 25, 2013)

 

 

 

    3.10

 

Third Amendment to Second Amended and Restated Bylaws (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed December 18, 2015)

 

 

 

    3.11

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated May 26, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed June 2, 2016)

 

 

 

    3.12

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated September 15, 2016 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 16, 2016)

 

 

 

    3.13

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated March 16, 2017 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 17, 2017)

 

 

 

    3.14

 

Certificate of Amendment to the Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company, dated July 19, 2018 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed July 23, 2018)

 

 

 

    3.15

 

Certificate of Designations of Preferences, Rights, and Limitations of Series 1A Convertible Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 3.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed September 30, 2020)

 

 

 

    4.1

 

Form of Common Stock Certificate (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.1 to our Registration Statement on Form SB-2/A filed on June 6, 2006 (Reg. No. 333-131216))

 

 

 

    4.2

 

Certificate of Designations of Series A Preferred Stock (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.2 to our Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed July 1, 2013 (Reg. No. 333-189739))

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    4.3

 

Description of Securities (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.3 to our Annual Report on Form 10-k filed May 13, 2021)

 

 

 

  10.1

 

Tranche 2 Series 1A Securities Purchase Agreement dated January 4, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed January 6, 2021)

 

 

 

  10.2

 

Common Stock Purchase Agreement dated March 4, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.1 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 10, 2021)

 

 

 

  10.3

 

Settlement Agreement dated March 9, 2021 (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 10.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed March 10, 2021)

 

 

 

  31.1*

 

Chief Executive Officer Certification pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

  31.2*

 

Chief Financial Officer Certification pursuant to section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

  32.1*

 

Chief Executive Officer Certification pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

  32.2*

 

Chief Financial Officer Certification pursuant to section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

 

 

 

101.INS

 

Inline XBRL Instance Document – the instance document does not appear in the Interactive Data File because XBRL tags are embedded within the Inline XBRL document.

 

 

 

101.SCH

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document

 

 

 

101.CAL

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.DEF

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.LAB

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document

 

 

 

101.PRE

 

Inline XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

 

*

 

Filed herewith

 

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ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized on the 24th day of May, 2021.

 

 

ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

 

 

May 24, 2021

By:

/s/ VICTOR LEE

 

 

Lee Kong Hian (aka Victor Lee)

President and Chief Executive Officer

(Principal Executive Officer)

 

 

 

May 24, 2021

By:

/s/ MICHAEL J. GILBRETH

 

 

Michael J. Gilbreth

Chief Financial Officer

(Principal Financial and Accounting Officer)

 

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