CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 11, 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 dual mode Power Package to provide thermal and electrical power at a top-ranked, private Christian college in central Pennsylvania.

E-Finity Distributed Generation, Capstone’s distributor for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in summer 2016.

After switching to natural gas due to recent propane shortages in the area, the college needed a clean energy solution that would provide year-round electrical power to the campus center, and heating and cooling to various other campus buildings. Capstone microturbines were chosen for their fuel flexibility, low emissions and quiet operation. The on-site microturbine power plant is part of a long-term clean energy project to help the college reduce its carbon footprint and meet its sustainability initiatives.

The natural gas-fueled C1000 Power Package will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to produce electrical power as well as hot and chilled water. The turbine will operate in dual mode, which allows the customer to operate independently of the grid or with the grid in a load sharing capacity. With energy efficiency levels approaching 80 percent, the college will soon benefit from having lower operating expenses, minimal system maintenance and backup power capabilities.

“We are extremely pleased every time one of our microturbines is delivered to a school or university, especially those that invest in clean energy practices and environmental awareness,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone is dedicated to helping these businesses work towards their goals for long-term sustainability,” added Crouse.

(San Francisco, CA)—February 23, 2015—Hotel Nikko San Francisco recently installed two Capstone C65 (65kW) microturbines to increase energy efficiency by simultaneously generating electricity for the building’s power and thermal energy for the hotel’s hot water supply. Known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration, the exhaust heat captured from the microturbines is transferred to heat exchangers to be converted into thermal energy for hot water production.

The two low-emission, natural gas powered microturbines will generate over 1,000,000 kWh of electricity annually plus up to 830,000 BTU/hour for the building’s hot water needs. The microturbines are grid connected and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified. The system provides energy and hot water for the 25 story, 532-room hotel which features luxury suites, abundant meeting space, restaurants, a 140-seat entertainment venue, indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

The cogeneration system was sold and commissioned by Regatta Solutions, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, CA. Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone Turbine. Mark Hauenstein of Technical Designs, Engineer and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Project Administrator, provided project management for Takenaka Corporation (U.S.A.), the general contractor for the property. Installation was provided by Accu Temp Air.

As a nine-time EPA Energy Star Award Winner, Hotel Nikko maintains a long list of green initiatives that include water conservation, recycling, and composting. The cogeneration system allows Hotel Nikko to achieve several additional goals beyond reducing energy costs. With Capstone microturbines, the hotel can now maximize operational efficiency, as CHP requires less fuel to produce a given energy output. Producing power on-site also avoids transmission and distribution losses associated with traditional power generation. As a result of burning less fuel to produce each unit of energy, the CHP system will reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. From a facilities standpoint, the microturbine system minimizes risk and decreases exposure to utility rate increases.

“The microturbine performance is part of Hotel Nikko’s overall strategy to reduce both our energy usage and carbon footprint,” noted Mr. Hauenstein.

The Capstone C65 microturbine is a UL2200/UL1741 approved package with integrated turbine and power electronics that uses natural gas to produce electricity and low emission, usable exhaust heat. The microturbine uses this fuel to produce electricity in parallel with the utility grid as supplemental higher efficiency power. Integrated Combined Heat and Power (ICHP) modules connected atop the microturbine units capture exhaust heat and convert the thermal energy to produce hot water. Heat Exchanger controls maintain the required outlet water temperature.

“Hotel Nikko’s environmentally conscious leadership should be a model for every hotel as this smart power project adds to its legacy as a premier facility serving the city of San Francisco,” says Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions.



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About Regatta Solutions, Inc. www.regattasp.com

Regatta Solutions enables success for a cleaner tomorrow. As the exclusive Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, the company provides solutions for oil and gas, data centers, hospitality, manufacturing, healthcare, food and beverage production, property management, landfills, digesters, waste water treatment, and utilities. Superb after-market service is available with Capstone’s “bumper to bumper” Factory Protection Plan. Regatta Solutions is a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Combined Heat and Power Partnership, which is committed to improving the efficiency of the nation's energy infrastructure and reducing emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases.

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For more information:

Michelle Haynes, Director of Marketing

Regatta Solutions, Inc.

(949) 350-5335  |  mhaynes@regattasp.com

Regatta Solutions

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San Juan Capistrano, Ca 92675

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Feb. 10, 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 a follow-on order for five C800 microturbines for another phase of the Los Ramones pipeline project in Northeastern Mexico.
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In addition to this order, Industrias Energetícas, Capstone’s distributor in Mexico, secured the initial order for the pipeline project in December 2014, which consisted of six C800 microturbines and sixteen C30 microturbines.
Considered to be the backbone of Mexico’s natural gas system, the Los Ramones pipeline project is part of the Mexican Energy Reform, designed to improve the gas supply in the central part of the country. The first phase of the pipeline will be approximately 114 km in length and provide a capacity of 2,100 MM
cfd, and the second phase will be approximately 740 km in length with a capacity of 1,430 MMcfd.

Five C800 high-pressure natural gas microturbines will supply power to two compression stations. The microturbines will act as the primary energy source for these remote sites and require minimal maintenance. This ensures a steady and reliable flow of power to the stations while keeping emissions low. Capstone microturbines align perfectly with the needs of oil and gas producers and can be used in all phases of production including upstream, midstream, and downstream operations in both onshore and offshore applications.

“With a free-market energy policy in place, natural gas development in Mexico is poised for substantial growth,” said Juan Carlos Hernandez, President of Industrias Energetícas. “Capstone microturbines were the clear choice for providing power to this multi-billion dollar project where reliability is critical,” added Hernandez.

“The follow-on order helps to further solidify Capstone microturbines as a preferred solution for oil and gas producers,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer of Capstone Turbine. “As I outlined in our February 5, 2015 earnings call, Mexico is becoming a significant market for Capstone products as a result of the Mexican Energy Reform. I also outlined on the call how I believed that Capstone’s previous awards positioned us well for the future phases of the project,” added Jamison.

Information on Capstone Turbine, as well as the original press release, are available at the Capstone Turbine website.