CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 30, 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 an order for a C800 microturbine to upgrade a leading pork producer in Lithuania.

Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015.

Fueled by biogas produced on site, the C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application along with an anaerobic digester, fuel compressor and heat exchanger. With energy efficiency levels approaching 80 percent, the innovative “green waste” energy system will convert organic solid waste into clean, renewable energy for the meat production facility. In addition, the exhaust from the microturbine will be captured to provide thermal heat at the highest efficiency possible.

Capstone microturbines were chosen for their ease of operation, low maintenance, low emissions, reliability and modular design. The cogeneration system will require minimal maintenance by the end user and without the need for any oil, lubricants or coolants.

According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, Lithuania is actively developing renewable energy sources (RES) from biomass and other sources to gain energy independence. The amount of energy generated from biofuels in Lithuania is the second highest in the EU per capita, and it is estimated that by 2020 the country will lead the EU in the quantity of biomass available for biofuel production.

“As Capstone further penetrates the global renewable energy market, we continue to deliver reliable smart power generation solutions and leverage leading-edge green waste conversion technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Food production facilities like these benefit from renewable energy production by meeting their zero-waste initiatives and achieving a boost in net efficiency,” added Crouse.

“I’m excited to see some of our distribution partners like Sarlin Oy have success in new geographies like Lithuania as global diversification is key to Capstone’s near-term and long-term revenue growth,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Today Capstone has 84 distribution partners worldwide with approximately 740 employees in 152 locations dedicated to the innovative Capstone products,” added Jamison.

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Sheryl Gonzales

Project Manager

Western Nevada Development District

sgonzales@wndd.org

775-883-7333 X2000

The requirements for the energy infrastructure to meet future needs as well as the development of new energy technologies will be spotlighted during the Nevada Economic Development Conference May 19-21.

The two-day conference is expected to draw at least 350 of the region’s leaders for a wide-ranging discussion of Nevada’s economic path. It’s at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.

Register at www.wndd.org.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Tom Clark of Tom Clark Solutions will present on the state and local energy policies positively affecting Nevada.
  • Jeff Helion of Nevada Energy on innovative energy projects in Nevada.
  • Lauren Scott of Alkcon Corp. on bioenergy in Nevada.
  • Mark Williams of NV Energy on the electric network and energy resources.
  • Debra Gallo and Holly Lloyd of Southwest Gas on a plan for the natural gas infrastructure in northern Nevada.
  • Alden Hathaway of Atlanta-based Sterling Planet Inc. on renewable energy credits, white tags and carbon offsets.
  • Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer with Regatta Solutions will present on the efficiencies of combined heat and power production.
  • Mark Hauenstein of the consulting firm Technical Designs on deregulation to spur economic growth.
  • Rex Stock from Rebo Energy Inc., Cory Ebgert of Homestretch Energy, Wayne Baker from Aspen Engineering and Kevin Meyer from Mesa Energy Services will present on geothermal power – Harnessing the Power, Reap the Benefits.

The Nevada Economic Development Conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, and USDA Rural Development.

For additional information on registration, call 775-883-7333 ext. 2000.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 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 an order for a C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the combined heat and power (CHP) momentum in Australia and comes on the heels of a January order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

The natural-gas-fueled C600 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide on-site primary power, hot water recovery and cooling to the Melbourne office tower every day of the year. The trigeneration project will ensure the office tower is highly efficient while also providing the building owner a significant economic benefit.

According to the Australia Department of the Environment National Energy Savings Initiative, energy efficiency is generally a low-cost source of abatement, which may reduce the cost of achieving Australia’s carbon reduction targets.

The environment-friendly system was designed to provide base load power with energy efficiency levels nearing 80 percent. Capstone microturbines empower businesses to achieve energy independence by reducing or eliminating their dependency on the utility.

“We are seeing an increasing number of businesses in Australia exploring environmental best practices and thus adopting CHP or CCHP technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines not only help customers reduce their carbon footprint, but they also help them to reach their economic and sustainability goals as well,” added Crouse.

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Regatta Solutions is proud to be the sponsor of this upcoming event at the USC Price School of Public Policy:

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USC Price Dean’s Speaker Series – The Change Makers: Women in Leadership In the Great American City

Los Angeles faces an abundance of challenges and opportunities as it continues to evolve as a dynamic and livable community for all residents. Join our panelists for a unique discussion focusing on prominent female leaders working across multiple industries and sectors within Los Angeles, the Great American City.

 

 

Thursday, May 7, 2015
5:30 p.m.

The Founders Room, Galen Center

3400 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles 90089

Moderator
Bonnie Reiss
Global Director, Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy at the USC Price School

Speakers
Paula Daniels
Founder, Los Angeles Food Policy Council
Commissioner, California Water Commission

Mary Leslie
President, Los Angeles Business Council

Deidre Lind
Acting President, Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles

Nury Martinez
City of Los Angeles Councilwoman, 6th District

Registration and full details

 

homepage-background-lagunaHappy Earth Day! Started in 1970, this is the 45th anniversary of a timeless truth: Waste Not, Want Not. This colorful day of clean-ups and celebrations is really about resource use. It’s one day out of 365 days to challenge ourselves to meet our needs and wants with as few resources as possible.

At Regatta Solutions, we work with manufacturers, breweries, data centers, hotels, hospitals, and other businesses with significant energy demands. These organizations have committed to investing in methods that meet their production or service goals with fewer resources. Whether driven by expense reduction or a desire to curb resource use, the result is an improved industrial ecology.

With each company that thoughtfully and strategically commits to efficiency in design, materials, and operations, fewer resources are taken from the planet, and less waste is pushed back at the environment. That’s worth celebrating!

So on this Earth Day 2015, we at Regatta Solutions applaud the decision makers who have accepted the resource challenge by:

 

These are the actions to model and the businesses to patronize.

Enjoy your day, and enjoy the challenge!

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 20, 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 an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade five commercial buildings at “Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra” in Medellín, Colombia.

Supernova Energy Services S.A.S., Capstone’s Colombian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015.

Officially known as the José María Córdova Administrative Center, Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra is one of the most historic business centers in Medellín. The large urban complex of government buildings was originally built for the administration of the Antioquia department and Medellín municipality. Today the business center is also home to businesses including the National Tax Administration, the National Palace, and Teleantioquia, a regional television channel.

The natural-gas-fueled C1000 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling heat and power (CCHP) application in order to supply primary power to five commercial buildings within the business center with electricity, hot water and chilled water. The microturbine will work in parallel with the local grid to produce 500 RT (refrigeration tons) using an absorption chiller and provide improved energy management and reliability to each connected building.

Capstone microturbines were chosen for their low emission profile and for holding the highest net efficiency rate at nearly 80 percent. Capstone is at the forefront of green building technology, ensuring that Centro Administrativo La Alpujarra will remain compliant with future emissions laws and green building best practices.

“Businesses are continuously looking for ways to improve their property value, reduce costs and become more energy efficient,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone and Supernova are able to provide the ideal solution, to help customers in Columbia achieve economic and sustainability with a leading-edge technology,” added Crouse.

“Growth in markets like Central and South America is critical to Capstone’s future revenue growth and further diversifies and strengthens our global distribution channel,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “The underlying strength of our business continues to improve despite macroeconomic headwinds with the continuing maturation and diversification of our distribution channel, improving product reliability, new product features and growing worldwide turbine population driving a robust parts and service business,” added Jamison.

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As a sponsor of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and a provider of energy solutions to medical facilities, Regatta Solutions is pleased to spread the news about this important presentation on Alzheimer’s.

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OC Speaker Series: An Evening with Roberta Brinton, April 22nd

“Have you lost your keys recently? Been unable to remember the name of a close friend or family member? Forgot how to do everyday tasks? Learn how to distinguish between normal aging and the early onset of Alzheimer’s and why there is Hope on the Horizon as we continue our 2015 Orange County Distinguished Speaker Series.

World-renowned researcher, Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, the director of the USC Science, Technology and Research Program (STAR) science-education outreach program, is the foremost authority on current advances in the fight against this devastating disease.

Hear about the current state of Dr. Brinton’s groundbreaking research and the broader fight against Alzheimer’s in this intimate evening in Orange County.

Light dinner and refreshments will be served!

Full details and registration

Roberta Brinton presRoberta Diaz Brinton, PhD, professor of Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences in the University of Southern California (USC) School of Pharmacy, where she holds the R. Pete Vanderveen Chair in Therapeutic Discovery and Development. Brinton is also professor of Biomedical Engineering in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and professor of Neurology in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Brinton was named one of the “Ten Best Minds” by U.S. News and World Report, “Woman of the Year” by the California State Senate, and “Science Educator of the Year” by the Society for Neuroscience. Brinton received the Presidential Citizens Medal for her decades of commitment to science education through the USC Science, Technology and Research STAR Program. She also developed and directed Preclinical Translation and Regulatory Support Program at the USC Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Brinton leads the Norris Foundation Laboratory for Neuroscience Research, where her science spans discovery, translational and clinical research in Alzheimer’s disease. Her team focuses on the mechanisms underlying risk of Alzheimer’s disease and the development of therapeutic strategies to prevent, delay and treat the disease. Her discovery and translational research has led to two National Institute on Aging clinical trials, one to prevent Alzheimer’s disease and another to treat early stages of the disease by promoting endogenous regeneration of the brain.

 

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Andrea Marr, Navy veteran and Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be a member of the panel discussion at the screening of the film “THE BURDEN.” This film highlights how the U.S. military is uniquely positioned to bolster a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national, economic, and environmental security. Produced and directed by Roger Sorkin, the film “[illuminates] the economic opportunities offered by a renewable energy economy and includes interviews with an array of political and military leaders.”

As a member of the Truman National Security Project and a licensed professional engineer, Ms. Marr writes and speaks about energy from the perspective of both an industry insider and as a veteran. She was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran.

Andrea Marr“Most people aren’t aware of the security implications of their energy decisions. This film is important because it draws attention to the inherent reliability and resiliency of distributed electricity generation” noted Ms. Marr. “As a veteran, I am proud to see the military making smart energy choices.”
More details about THE BURDEN and its Kickstarter campaign are available www.theburdenfilm.com.
Event details:
April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
California State University San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA, in the new LEED Gold Certified Student Union Ballroom

AEE Member Badge

Regatta Solutions announced that the company has joined Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) as a Business Council Member. As a national association of business leaders who are making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable, AEE’s mission is to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy companies. Business Council Members participate actively in and influence the direction of AEE’s initiatives.

“As a provider of both power generation and demand side energy management, we are excited to join a group of like-minded companies working to transform the energy landscape,” noted Andrea Marr, VP of Energy Services at Regatta Solutions.

According to AEE, “Advanced energy encompasses a broad range of products and services that constitute the best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow. Among these are energy efficiency, demand response, natural gas electric generation, solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. It’s all the innovations that make the energy we use more secure, clean, and affordable.”

With global energy consumption projected to rise nearly 40 percent by 2030, AEE engages in policy advocacy at the federal, state, and regulatory levels and brings CEOs together to address cross-industry issues.

More information about AEE and its projects can be found on the website.

Andrea MarrRecently Andrea Marr, Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, was invited to be a guest lecturer for a REV Sustainability Circle®. Sustainability Circles, administered and mentored by San Francisco-based REV, are a cadre of organizations that meet regularly for six months to gradually develop their master sustainability and energy plans. The Circles teach facility managers and business owners how to successfully imbed sustainability into their organizations through behavior change, the use of appropriate metrics, and peer-based learning.

Andrea presented on “The Energy Management Roadmap,” briefly discussing the policies and regulations that resulted from the California Energy crisis and their impact on Circle participants. She also discussed ways in which organizations could begin to tackle their energy challenges, starting with benchmarking and utility bill analysis and ending with deep energy retrofits. Her lecture included many real world examples of challenges and successes from her experience in the industry.

For more information on how your organization can benefit from effective energy management strategies, please contact Andrea directly at amarr@regattasp.com. For more information about REV please contact Mike O’Brien at mikeo@revsustainability.com.

Details on REV and its programs can be found on the REV website.