Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011



16.  Acquisition


On February 1, 2010 (the “Closing Date”), the Company acquired the microturbine product line (“MPL”) from CPS to expand the Company’s microturbine product line and to gain relationships with distributors to supply the Company’s products. The Company entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement (“APA”), subject to an existing license retained by CPS, to purchase all of the rights and assets related to the manufacture and sale of the MPL, including intellectual property, design, tooling, drawings, patents, know-how, distribution and supply agreements.


Pursuant to the APA, the Company issued to CPS 1,550,387 shares of common stock on the Closing Date, with a fair value of $1.8 million and agreed to pay additional consideration of $3.1 million on July 30, 2010 (the “Second Funding Date”). The additional consideration was to be paid, at the Company’s discretion, in shares of the Company’s common stock or cash. The Company elected to satisfy the amount due on the Second Funding Date with common stock and issued 3,131,313 shares to CPS. This second payment constituted a financial instrument which was accounted for as a liability at fair value on the Closing Date in accordance with ASC 480, “Distinguishing Liabilities from Equity.” This liability was recorded at fair value on the Closing Date in the amount of $3.0 million and was accreted to its full settlement value on the Second Funding Date by recording the increase to interest expense in the amount of $0.1 million.


Supply Agreement


On the Closing Date, the Company and CPS entered into a manufacturing supply agreement under which CPS would continue to manufacture the TA100 microturbines for the Company through March 31, 2011 (the “Transition Period”). During the Transition Period, CPS leased from the Company on a royalty-free basis the intellectual property required to manufacture TA100 microturbines.


On April 28, 2011, the Company purchased from CPS for $2.3 million the remaining TA100 microturbine inventory that was not consumed as part of the TA100 manufacturing process and acquired the TA100 manufacturing equipment.