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Nature of Operations (Policy)

Nature of Operations (Policy)
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2022
Nature of Operations [Abstract]  
Description of Business Description of Business


Pineapple Energy Inc. (formerly Communications Systems, Inc. and Pineapple Holdings, Inc.) (“PEGY”, “we” or the “Company”), was originally organized as a Minnesota corporation in 1969. On March 28, 2022, the Company completed its previously announced merger transaction with Pineapple Energy LLC (“Pineapple Energy”) in accordance with the terms of that certain Agreement and Plan of Merger dated March 1, 2021, as amended by an Amendment No. 1 to Merger Agreement dated December 16, 2021 (collectively the “merger agreement”), by and among the Company, Helios Merger Co., a Delaware corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “Merger Sub”), Pineapple Energy LLC, a Delaware limited liability company, Lake Street Solar LLC as the Members’ Representative, and Randall D. Sampson as the Shareholders’ Representative, pursuant to which Merger Sub merged with and into Pineapple Energy, with Pineapple Energy surviving the merger as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company (the “merger”). Following the closing of the merger (the “Closing”) the Company changed its name from Communications Systems, Inc. to Pineapple Holdings, Inc. and commenced doing business using the Pineapple name, and subsequently, on April 13, 2022, changed its name to Pineapple Energy Inc.

In addition, on March 28, 2022 and immediately prior to the closing of the merger, Pineapple Energy completed its acquisition (“HEC Asset Acquisition”) of substantially all of the assets of two Hawaii-based solar energy companies, Hawaii Energy Connection, LLC (“HEC”) and E-Gear, LLC (“E-Gear”). Subsequent to these transactions, the Company operates in two distinct business segments – the Solar segment, which consists of the residential and commercial solar businesses of Pineapple Energy, HEC, and E-Gear, and the IT Solutions & Services segment, which consists of the solutions services business of legacy Communications Systems, Inc. (“CSI”).


The Company is a growing domestic operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid service solutions. The Company’s focus is acquiring and growing leading local and regional solar, storage and energy service companies nationwide, which commenced with Pineapple Energy’s acquisitions of certain assets of Horizon Solar Power and Sungevity in December 2020. Through the Company’s HEC business, the Company also operates as a recognized solar integrator, dedicated to providing affordable energy solutions in Hawaii with its offerings of solar panels, communication filters, web monitoring systems, batteries, water heating systems, and other related products that help residential and commercial users reduce electric costs and earn tax credits related to installing renewable energy systems. The Company’s E-Gear business is a renewable energy innovator that offers proprietary patented and patent pending edge-of-grid energy management and storage solutions that offer intelligent and real-time adaptive control, flexibility, visibility, predictability and support to energy consumers, energy service companies, and utilities.

Through the Company’s legacy CSI subsidiaries, JDL Technologies, Inc. (“JDL”) and Ecessa Corporation (“Ecessa”), the Company provides technology solutions, including virtualization, managed services, wired and wireless network design and implementation, and hybrid cloud infrastructure and deployment, and designs, develops and sells SD-WAN (software-designed wide-area network) solutions.