Regatta Solutions, Inc., the premier Capstone Turbine Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, recently became a partner in the US EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). This program recognizes the efforts of companies that bring about environmental improvements via the development of landfill gas (LFG) energy projects.

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Landfill Gas Turbines

Landfill methane is produced when organic materials like paper and yard, household, and food waste are decomposed by bacteria under anaerobic conditions (in an absence of oxygen). When left to escape into the air, the methane found in landfill gas becomes a potent greenhouse gas. However, technologies such as Capstone microturbines take advantage of the methane to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, and even the equipment at the landfill itself.

An example of this is the pair of Capstone C65 turbines at the Mountain View, CA Shoreline Landfill. Using the biogas, the turbines generate 130 kW of power. This operates the landfill’s irrigation and sewage pump stations and also allows the landfill to export power to the grid.

Full details on the Shoreline Landfill are available in the Mountain View Project Profile.

Questions about Capstone microturbine applications for landfill gas can be directed to Jeff Noble, Account Executive at Regatta Solutions: JNoble@RegattaSP.com.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 27, 2015 (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 recently received an order for eight C65 microturbines to upgrade the Syracuse VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Syracuse, New York.

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Capstone Turbine Provides Heat and Power to Syracuse VA Medical Center

GEM Energy, Capstone’s distributor in New York, secured the order. The Albany office of CHA Companies is managing the design of the power plant, which has been commissioned by the Department of Veteran Affairs. Additionally, this is the second order from a major New York health treatment facility within the past two months.

The Syracuse VAMC chose clean-and-green Capstone microturbines to improve their energy efficiency and grid reliability, as well as reduce utility energy consumption. The eight natural gas powered microturbines will be used in an integrated combined heat and power (ICHP) application to produce 520kW of electricity and hot water for the medical center. With project constraints around available space for the CHP plant, Capstone’s microturbines were a perfect fit with the least amount of noise and vibration.

Capstone microturbines meet the strictest worldwide emissions standards and are ideal for mission critical businesses looking to utilize uncontaminated exhaust heat for cogeneration. The microturbine system will provide the Syracuse VAMC a solid economic return while reducing its carbon footprint and minimizing regular maintenance.

“Hospitals are ideal applications for combined heat and power systems since they require heat and electricity on a continuous basis. The Capstone microturbines provide improved efficiency and the added reliability and certainty needed for these facilities,” said Hussein Shousher, President of GEM Energy. “Capstone microturbines are the preferred combined heat and power solution for hospitals like the VAMC in Syracuse, and we have recently completed installations for other hospitals in New York, Ohio and Michigan,” added Shousher.

“Critical power supply facilities like hospitals and medical centers require reliable power every day of the year,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone installed its first units at a Kaiser facility in 2003, and an increasing number of hospitals and healthcare facilities around the globe are selecting Capstone products to provide power generation solutions that are not only reliable but also cost-effective in today’s more competitive and cost-conscious healthcare environment,” added Crouse.

 

The EPA is a hosting a webinar on the Better Buildings, Better Plants Program. This program is made up of companies that are “implementing cost-effective energy efficiency improvements that save money, create jobs, promote energy security, and strengthen the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector.”

Full details and registration

The program will offer ideas on ways to:regatta-ieewg 

  • reduce the energy intensity of your manufacturing supply chain
  • cut back on water use
  • move your energy management from basic operations into a C-suite strategy

Title: Better Buildings, Better Plants Look Ahead
Date: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Webinar topics include:

  • Reducing energy intensity in manufacturing supply chains – DOE is working with select Better Plants Partners to deliver technical assistance and improve energy management within their supply chains
  • Cutting back on industrial water use – Through the Better Plants Challenge, seven manufacturers have set water reduction targets and agreed to share industry-leading best practices with the public
  • Water and wastewater sector outreach – DOE is expanding the Better Plants Program to partner with water and wastewater treatment plants, which face unique challenges in managing energy use within their facilities
  • Expanded In-Plant Training opportunities – New training topics will be explored in 2015, including a special focus on strategic energy management; DOE has already trained over 750 participants and helped identify more than 2.5 trillion Btus in energy savings and $14 million in cost savings through these events.

 

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 13, 2015 (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 recently received an order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is scheduled to be installed in June 2015 and is the first of many similar systems Optimal plans to install in the Sydney CBD.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Australian natural gas production has increased sharply over the past decade as a result of new projects. This combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) project will provide base load electricity, hot water recovery and cooling to the Sydney CBD building on-site via natural gas fired microturbines. Deployment in a trigeneration application will ensure the building is upgraded to maximize the efficiency of the power generated, while also reducing the payback period.

Capstone’s unique microturbine power generation system was chosen for its low emission capabilities. Unlike many reciprocating engine generators, Capstone microturbines are compliant with current and future emissions regulations as well as green building best practices, without requiring any exhaust after treatment. The environment-friendly system was designed for continuous operation, providing constant base load power with energy efficiency levels of approximately 80 percent. There are often size restrictions for power generation systems in multi-level buildings, but Capstone’s compact microturbines make for a perfect fit — even with limited space to work with.

“A growing regional demand for natural gas and further investment in the country’s reserves have led Australia to produce enough gas to cover its consumption and make it a leading gas exporter,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “With power costs continuing to rise, we are pleased to see an increasing number of Australian businesses taking advantage of Capstone microturbines to reduce their cost of power and emission profile via cogeneration and trigeneration,” added Crouse.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 6, 2015 (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 another significant order from Mexico for fourteen C1000 microturbines for multiple CHP projects in Mexico.

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Capstone Turbines Ordered for Mexico’s Multiple Industrial CHP Projects

“This substantial order was received just weeks after we received the order for six C800 microturbines and sixteen C30 microturbines for the second phase of the Los Ramones pipeline project in Mexico,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer atCapstone Turbine. “These two orders combined total approximately $17 million and should make Mexico a top 5 market for calendar year 2015,” added Jamison.

DTC Ecoenergia, Capstone’s Mexican distributor, secured the latest order. Two of the C1000 microturbines shipped in late December, and the balance of the order will serve multiple projects expected to be commissioned over the balance of 2015.

According to Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production magazine, the Mexican Congress passed energy reform legislation in 2008 as part of a national commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from their 2002 levels by 2050. The government is promoting CHP, or cogeneration, as an energy efficient option to help meet national energy goals and estimates the country’s potential CHP capacity could top 15.5GW by 2020.

The Mexican manufacturing industry, like that in the United States, is benefiting from cheap natural gas which allows facilities to generate their own heat and power very efficiently and economically.

Capstone microturbines are the ideal fit for cogeneration projects given their compact footprint, clean emissions, and quiet operation. Additionally, Capstone microturbines utilize a patented air bearing and do not require coolants or lubricants. This allows for longer run time between maintenance intervals and ensures operational costs remain low.

Deploying the microturbines in a cogeneration application where the exhaust heat is utilized can raise the overall site efficiency to over 80%. In a trigeneration application, where cold water is also produced, efficiency levels can reach as high as 90%.

“Having leveraged our demonstrated success with cogeneration projects in Europe and the U.S., we are excited to see further growth and penetration in the expanding Mexican market,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Utilizing reliable and efficient microturbines as an alternative to the expensive and unpredictable local utility provides businesses significant savings and a positive impact on their bottom line,” added Crouse.

 

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that the Yakutsk Poultry Farm, the largest supplier of poultry products in the Russian region of Yakutia, has installed ten Capstone C65 microturbines.

BPC Engineering, Capstone’s Russian distributor, secured the order. More than 140 microturbines have been installed in Yakutia since 2004.

The region’s capital city, Yakutsk, is known by many as “the coldest city on earth”, which translates to a high demand for reliable power and heating. High load facilities in this region are especially vulnerable to power failures, which is why the Yakutsk Poultry Farm chose clean-and-green Capstone microturbines for their distributed combined heat and power (CHP) energy solution.

Capstone microturbines can achieve efficiency levels over 80 percent in cogeneration applications. The low-maintenance microturbines increase reliability and provide a significant decrease in primary energy costs by allowing the farm to break free from the costly local utility and achieve energy independence. Fueled by high-pressure natural gas, the new plant consists of ten C65 microturbines with two hot water boilers. The microturbines and boilers produce 650kW of electricity and 2,150kW of thermal energy, respectively. The plant fully supports the farm’s power needs for lighting, water troughs and other electrical equipment, as well as thermal energy for heating and hot water production.

“There are a substantial number of microturbines operating in Yakutia today,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone is pleased with the growth pattern in the region as BPC Engineering continues to diversify its business both geographically and in multiple market verticals,” added Crouse.

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This full motion animation video shows how Capstone microturbines can be utilized in a residential cogeneration and trigeneration (CHP or CCHP) configuration to maximize efficiency and improve reliability over a traditional grid arrangement.

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This Capstone Turbine video shows microturbines in a residential cogeneration and trigeneration (CHP or CCHP) configuration to maximize efficiency and improve reliability over a traditional grid arrangement.