CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 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 major European distribution center for Italian food retailer, Conad, in Fiano Romano, Italy.

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Conad in Italy will use a Capstone C800 to provide the facility with electricity and chilled water to refrigerate the warehouse.

IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year.

The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide electricity to the facility as well as chilled water to refrigerate the warehouse using an ammonia absorption chiller. The trigeneration system will include a heat recovery module to produce hot water for washing and space heating for offices. Any excess electricity produced by the microturbine will be sold back to the utility, thus providing a further reduction in operational expenditures.

Headquartered in Bologna, Conad is an Italian food retail store brand that operates one of the largest supermarket chains in Italy. Conad will be one of the first Italian retailers to implement clean-and-green microturbine technology to effectively maintain a temperature-controlled facility, and at a fraction of the cost. With energy efficiency levels approaching 90 percent, the environment-friendly system will also ensure minimal system maintenance and a reduced payback period.

“We decided to invest in the cold chain not only because we want to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse emissions, but especially to significantly reduce the energy consumption to allow us to offer concrete support to our members in order to translate it into real savings for our customers,” said Danilo Toppetti, General Manager of PAC 2000A-Conad, the largest cooperative within the Conad consortium. “We hope that Conad, nationally, may decide to apply this technology to other distribution centers soon,” added Toppetti.

“Capstone sees an excellent growth opportunity in Italy,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Forward-looking companies like Conad will set new standards of energy excellence across the country,” added Crouse.

 

Further details on Capstone Turbine, as well as the original press release, are available here.

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 4, 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 to upgrade the Irvine Ranch Water District’s Michelson Water Recycling Plant in Irvine, California with five C200 microturbines.

Regatta Solutions Inc., Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in early 2016. Once commissioned, the microturbines will cleanly and effectively operate on the biogas, or “green waste”, produced on-site from digestion of biosolids.

Capstone microturbines will be installed in a grid connect configuration to provide electricity to the recycling plant in parallel with the local utility. The site will include a biogas conditioning skid to compress the plant’s biogas for use in the microturbine engines. The microturbines are deployed in a combined heat and power (CHP) configuration. The exhaust from the microturbines will be captured using heat exchangers to provide hot water for process heating the plant, thus reducing the need for natural gas and providing the highest system efficiency possible.

The Irvine Ranch Water District serves Central Orange County under the provisions of the State of California Water Code. The district provides high-quality drinking water, reliable wastewater collection and treatment, recycled water programs, and environment-friendly urban runoff treatment.

The Irvine Ranch Water District chose Capstone microturbines over reciprocating engines for their ability to meet local building and air emissions requirements as well as their proven field experience and service support. Capstone microturbines also meet SCAQMD BACT emissions levels that allow for a streamlined air emissions permitting process.

“Capstone microturbines offer redundancy and the ability to be sequenced to load follow automatically based on gas availability and the electrical loads at the site,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “With Capstone microturbines, businesses are able to reduce operational expenditures while simultaneously helping their local community,” added Crouse.

Read the original release and full details on CapstoneTurbine

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 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.