Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Share-Based Compensation

Share-Based Compensation
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Share-Based Compensation [Abstract]  
Share-Based Compensation NOTE 11 – SHARE-BASED COMPENSATION

2022 Equity Incentive Plan

On January 24, 2022 the CSI board of directors adopted, and on March 16, 2022 the Company’s shareholders approved, the Company’s 2022 Equity Incentive Plan (“2022 Plan”), which became effective on March 28, 2022. The 2022 Plan authorizes incentive awards to officers, key employees, non-employee directors, and consultants in the form of options (incentive and non-qualified), stock appreciation rights, restricted stock awards, stock unit awards, and other stock-based awards. Following an amendment approved on December 7, 2022, the 2022 Plan authorizes the issuance of up to 1,250,000 shares of common stock. At September 30, 2023, 212,057 shares had been issued under the 2022 Plan, 628,854 shares were subject to currently outstanding unvested restricted stock units (“RSUs”), and 409,089 shares were available for grant under future awards.

Inducement Grants

On October 10, 2022, the board of directors approved an inducement grant of 82,278 RSUs in connection with the hiring of a new Chief Financial Officer. On November 6, 2022, the board of directors approved inducement grants totaling 134,546 RSUs in connection with the hiring of Senior Vice Presidents in connection with the SUNation Acquisition.

Changes in Restricted Stock Units Outstanding

The following table summarizes the changes in the number of RSUs during the nine months ended September 30, 2023:

Weighted Average

Grant Date


Fair Value

Outstanding – December 31, 2022













Outstanding – September 30, 2023



Compensation Expense

Share-based compensation expense recognized for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023 was $353,843 and $966,825, respectively. Share-based compensation expense for both the three and nine months ended September 30, 2022 was $23,498. Unrecognized compensation expense related to outstanding RSUs was $1,001,516 at September 30,

2023 and is expected to be recognized over a weighted-average period of 2.2 years. Share-based compensation expense is recorded as a part of selling, general and administrative expenses.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

On December 7, 2022, the Company’s shareholders approved an Employee Stock Purchase Plan (“ESPP”), pursuant to which eligible employees are able to acquire shares of common stock at a purchase price determined by the board of directors or compensation committee prior to the start of each six-month plan phase, which price may not be less than 85% of the fair market value of the lower of the value on the first day or the last day of the phase, or the value on the last day of the phase. The ESPP is considered compensatory under current Internal Revenue Service rules. At September 30, 2023, 115,005 shares remained available for purchase under the ESPP. The first plan phase commenced on January 1, 2023 and 84,995 shares were purchased on June 30, 2023.