On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

  • 80% overall energy efficiency for my manufacturing process; IMAG0770
  • 7 days a week of UPSource IT-grade power source for my data center;
  • 6 C65s for my factory’s combined cooling heating and power (CCHP);
  • 5 C200s for a MEGAWATT OF POWER!
  • 4 Regatta Solutions territories (CA, OR, WA, HI);
  • TRIgeneration for my vineyard;
  • 2 C65s for my hotel’s hot water and power; and
  • 1 Capstone ORC machine for gas to energy!

 

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Announcement of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) webinar

Get Up to Speed on PACE
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

PACE Financing for Local Governments
January 13, 2015
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Presentation: 1 hour
Q&A Session: 30 min.
Free

Registration page.

Financing is often the main obstacle for local governments seeking to achieve their clean energy goals. This webinar will broaden your understanding of property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing and provide innovative insights to help move forward with successful new programs and to enhance existing ones.

Speakers
Join this knowledgeable panel for an insightful discussion of lessons learned from their experiences and valuable information to help improve your community’s engagement with PACE financing.

  • Jack Clark, Director of Programs, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
    • Tools and resources, including the PACE program directories and policy guide
  • Kristina Klimovich, Director, Comm. & Market Research, PACENow
    • National industry snapshot, case studies of successful PACE programs
  • Richard Chien, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager, City of San Francisco
    • The city’s successful commercial PACE program, strategic partnerships, audit ordinance
  • Barbara Spoonhour, Director, Energy & Environ. Programs, Western Riverside Council of Governments
    • Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program overview and best practices
  • Cory Downs, LEED-Green Assoc., Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista
    • Strategies for selecting PACE providers, update on open market program, promotion and marketing strategies

Full details available on CSE registration website.

Dvine tomatoes on vineCHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that it received an order from Optimal Group for three C1000 microturbines to upgrade D’VineRipe’s 27 hectare glasshouse located at Two Wells in South Australia.
Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be installed and commissioned in April 2015. Earlier this year, Capstone received an order from Optimal Group for fifty C65 microturbines with integrated heat exchangers for the launch of its microturbine based rental fleet. The D’VineRipe glasshouse project will increase the total amount of Capstone microturbine power in Australia to 18MW.
According to the National Farmers’ Federation, 99 percent of Australian farm businesses are family owned and operated. Agricultural commodities play a vital role in Australia, contributing to social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
D’VineRipe is one of the largest producers of glasshouse grown tomatoes in Australia. The facility is fully reliant on power from diesel generators to help produce quality vine ripened tomatoes for local markets. As a part of its Two Wells site expansion, D’VineRipe explored solutions that would both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide more reliable power. The benefits of implementing Capstone microturbines and the flexibility of the application made for an easy decision to switch from the facility’s aging diesel generator sets.
This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

“We were attracted to the Capstone Microturbine technology with its ability to respond rapidly to load fluctuations due to its unique inverter based control system and onboard battery pack,” said Byron Mason, Project Manager for D’VineRipe. “The three natural gas powered C1000s will reduce our reliance on diesel, reduce our cost of power, and reduce our CO2 emissions. The Capstone Microturbine solution will be the backbone of our future power needs,” added Mason.
“Electricity prices in Australia have nearly doubled over the past few years,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “We see Australia and South America as potentially high growth markets as local businesses start exploring the economic and environmental advantages our microturbines offer over conventional reciprocating diesel generators,” added Crouse.

hornblower-hybrid

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today the naming of Hornblower as the winner of Capstone’s Microturbine Power Marine Contest.

In late 2013, Capstone challenged marine professionals around the world to explore the benefits of microturbine technology with a contest to win up to 130kW of free Capstone microturbine power for their vessel. After careful consideration, Capstone selected Hornblower and the Hornblower Hybrid yacht using contest criteria based on economics, performance, and application of the solution.

Hornblower promotes this hybrid yacht as the greenest and most innovative dinner cruise ship on the water, boasting leading edge technology, creative cuisine, and signature Hornblower service.

Working side-by-side with American Traction Systems (ATS), makers of solid-state electric traction and propulsion systems, Capstone will upgrade the New York Hornblower Hybrid with a custom C65 microturbine to help power the ship. The microturbine will produce DC power using Capstone’s standard hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) components mounted in a heavy duty industrial enclosure.

Deployed in a highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) marine application, the microturbine will also satisfy the hot water needs of the vessel. This innovative microturbine solution is expected to be commissioned in early 2015.

Capstone Turbine has its innovative hybrid microturbine solution on display in booth 661 at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 3-5, 2014.

“ATS worked with Hornblower to commission the very first US Coast Guard approved hybrid passenger ferries in the United States,” said Larry Machak, Business Development Manager at American Traction Systems. “The ATS hybrid propulsion system will integrate seamlessly with Capstone’s microturbine generator to allow for vessel operation at the most efficient load point,” added Machak.

“Capstone looks forward to working with an innovative company like Hornblower to provide clean and efficient power to such an eco-friendly vessel,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Microturbines are ideal for power generation in marine applications because of their ultra-low emissions, minimal maintenance, small footprint, ease of installation, quiet operation, and lack of lubricants and coolants,” added Crouse.
About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Full details about Capstone Turbine Corporation and the press release are available at www.capstoneturbine.com.

Power-Gen 2014 is just days away, and the Regatta Solutions team will be on site to answer questions for sites with high energy demands for Regan system 2

  • manufacturing
  • processing
  • chilling
  • data storage
  • HVAC
  • hot water

 

Steven Acevedo, President, and Mark Parriott, V.P. of Customer Service, will be available to meet with businesses, installers, and consultants who have questions about cogeneration projects based in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.