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Steven Acevedo Leads Session on Data Center Cogen Applications at Fall TAMF

Steven Acevedo, founder and CEO of Regatta Solutions, Inc. will lead a breakout session on the benefits for Data Centers implementing Cogeneration on October 8, 2014, at the Fall Technology and Market Assessment Forum (TMAF) in Los Angeles.

Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone Microturbines. The turbines are used in onsite energy projects when an organization needs to increase energy efficiency and/or decrease vulnerability to weather-related outages and other grid interruptions.

The breakout session will cover

  • business drivers for cogen systems (financial and environmental)
  • data center case studies
  • microturbine and cogen unit operation
  • applications at data centers
  • hybrid uninterrupted power supply units (UPS)
  • utility interconnection
  • related equipment
  • maintenance, warranties, and financing

For more details on the Fall TMAF event, visit the Energy Solutions Center page.

If you have questions about the energy preparedness of your data center or other business critical site, let’s arrange a phone call to review your concerns and ideas.





 

 

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Come visit Regatta Solutions at EMC 2014 in Seattle

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Regatta Solutions, Inc., a Capstone Authorized Distributor, will be exhibiting at the West Coast EMC 2014 held in Seattle, at the Washington State Convention Center June 25th and 26th. We want to invite you to come visit us at booth #1019. A member of our team will be happy to meet with you to determine which solution is best for your energy demand needs.

 

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The Future is Now: Food to Fuel Project Unveiled at UC Davis by CleanWorld

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Michelle Wong, President of CleanWorld and Steve Acevedo President of Regatta Solutions in front digester tanks at UCD unveiling.

It seems that we have indeed traveled back to the future on the UC Davis Campus; bananas are now fueling more than flux capacitors to power a time traveling DeLorean.

History was made yesterday when the first Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) was unveiled on the campus of UC Davis just in time for Earth Day. CleanWorld was chosen as the partner company to take this process to the commercial arena.

Almost a decade ago, inventor Dr. Ruihong Zhang, a UC Davis professor of biological and agricultural engineering, began to explore viable quantities of waste that could be used to generate as much renewable energy as possible. The process that Zhang developed uses bacteria to convert waste to methane that is then converted to electricity.

The facility, comprised of four large tanks, sits on the closed landfill on the UC Davis campus. Within a single acre, the operation—including a Capstone C800 Microturbine commissioned by San Juan Capistrano-based Regatta Solutions—has the capacity to process 50 tons of waste per day.

Steve Acevedo, president of Regatta Solutions, noted, “We celebrate the ingenuity of this project that was conceived within a great California institution and brought to commercial market with a pioneering company like CleanWorld. We are proud to have assisted with the application engineering and commissioning of the Capstone C800 Microturbines that are a part of the Organic Rankin Cycle assisting in the waste heat conversion.”

The waste needed for the digester is gathered from the campus and other local retailers. Zhang says that the  ideal waste is highly biodegradable plant matter that bacteria can easily thrive on.

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Anaerobic Digestion Process Source: CleanWorld

CleanWorld and UC Davis hope to take this technology to other campuses and facilities across the country and globe. With greenhouse gas emission and fuel sources topping the policy dialogue, this solution has the potential to have mass impact, all while using a product we normally toss out daily.

The movie Back to the Future and Doc were really onto something with the banana peel fuel concept. Now about that flying car and hoverboard…

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Los Angeles Health Care Facilities to Implement Clean and Green Energy Production with Capstone CHP technology.

Los Angeles Health Care Facilities to Implement Clean and Green Energy Production with Capstone CHP technology.

Regatta Solutions’ secures an order for CHP Smart Power Solutions in two hospital facilities.

 

Mission Hills, California: Providence Holy Cross medical Center in Mission Hills steps up as a leader, setting an example by implementing smart microturbine technology in an effort to create a health care, sustainable hospital design, green energy, clean energy, CHPmore sustainable operation within their facility.

Two Capstone C800 Natural Gas fueled microturbines will be installed and used in a CHP (Combined Heat and Power) application to offset the facility’s electric base load in addition to providing steam and hot water, boosting their overall site efficiency.  “The Capstone micro- turbine opportunity that Regatta Solutions developed for our Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, CA  hits the sweet spot of our energy management program:  it lowers operating costs, reduces impacts on community services, and contributes substantially to the Southland’s clean air goals”, said Richard Beam, System Director of Energy Management Services at Providence Health & Services.  Capstone Microturbines do not require lubricants or coolants and have few maintenance intervals, providing the hospital with low fixed operating costs.  In addition to low maintenance of equipment and broad range of benefits, Providence Holy Cross was also able to take advantage of California’s SGIP (Self-Generation Incentive Program), which provides incentives to support existing, new, and emerging distributed energy resources.

 

At a separate hospital location in Southern California, Regatta Solutions’ secured an order for a Capstone C1000 natural gas microturbine. This hospital location will be utilizing a CCHP (Combined Cooling Heat and Power) application, offsetting the electric base load while also utilizing the exhaust heat to provide absorption chilling.  This configuration in concert with California’s SGIP incentive reduced the payback period, creating a triple bottom line impact for environmental, social and economic benefits. “Healthcare facilities, such as Hospitals, operate 24 hours per day with continuous demands for electricity as well as hot water, steam, or chilling needs.  MicroTurbine technology makes good sense for facilities managers looking for equipment with low maintenance, high availability, and low emissions characteristics to address their energy needs”, said Mark Gilbreth, CTO at Regatta Solutions. This project qualified for over $500,000 in SGIP incentives, adding to the benefits associated with energy efficient turbine technology.

 

Regatta Solutions has established itself as a premier infrastructure consulting company providing client’s subject matter expertise and delivering environmentally friendly solutions related to distributed power generation.

Regatta Solutions Inc. is a Premier Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Regatta’s professional services and product applications use proven methodologies to deliver efficiency and positively impact our customer’s bottom line.

Using Capstone Microturbine technology as a prime mover, Regatta Solutions provides cost effective environmental friendly energy solutions for prime power, secure power, peak shaving and stand-by energy requirements.

 

For questions, or to find out how your health care facility might benefit from microturbine technology,  please contact sales@regattasp.com for a free sample pay-back analysis.

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USA EPA Awards Emission Reduction Certificate to Capstone for Reducing 3,060,000 Metric Tons of Carbon Dioxide.

Capstone Turbine Receives 2013 Emissions Reduction Certificate From the US EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership
CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 20, 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 recently received an emissions reduction certificate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Combined Heat and Power EPA, CHP, Emission Reduction, Energy compliance, green house Gas, alternative energy, green energy, power generation, grid, independent, energy solutions regatta solutions,Partnership.Capstone Turbine, through its U.S. distribution partners, has installed 471 combined heat and power, or CHP, systems that have avoided an estimated 3,060,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources. CHP is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heat. In 2013 alone, Capstone’s customers avoided emissions of more than 298,000 metric tons, equal to those from the generation of electricity used annually by 40,955 homes. CHP applications can achieve overall efficiencies in excess of 80%, which is far better than the electrical efficiency of the national utility grid.In August 2012, the President issued an Executive Order calling for an acceleration of investment in industrial energy efficiency, specifically CHP. The government called for 40 gigawatts of CHP to be installed by 2020, recognizing the need to promote energy independence via distributed generation to reduce the reliance on the national grid. Meeting this goal would save American businesses $10 billion each year and also reduce emissions equivalent to taking 25 million cars off the road.

“Capstone customers can be greener, produce power at a lower cost than the grid, and achieve energy independence with CHP, making it the clear choice moving forward,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

“Capstone is proud to be awarded a 2013 Certificate of Avoided GHG Emissions by the EPA Combined Heat and Power Partnership,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone President and Chief Executive Officer. “This certificate is awarded in recognition of Capstone’s achievement in reducing carbon pollution with CHP projects. Capstone remains committed to being a leader in the combined heat and power industry as the world moves towards more efficient and lower emission power generation methods to meet the growing demand for energy,” Jamison added.

View the EPA certificate: http://www.capstoneturbine.com/news/mediaeventsdetail.asp?id=44

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world’s leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped approximately 7,000 Capstone Microturbine systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine 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. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, United Kingdom, Mexico City, Shanghaiand Singapore.

The Capstone Turbine Corporation logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6212

This press release contains “forward-looking statements,” as that term is used in the federal securities laws, about the advantages of our CHP applications. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as “expects,” “objective,” “intend,” “targeted,” “plan” and similar phrases. These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in Capstone’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone’s actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements. Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

“Capstone” and “Capstone MicroTurbine” are registered trademarks of Capstone Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners.

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CHP: Bright ideas in Profit and Power.

CHP/Cogeneration: Bright ideas in Profit and Power.

Cogeneration has been around since 1882 thanks to Edison’s relentless experimentation with sockets, fuses, switches, power meters, generators and the conviction that energy efficiency could change the world.

“At 3pm on September 4, 1882, Edison threw the switch that would start up America’s first power plant, serving a square-mile area that included some very wealthy and influential customers: J.P. Morgan, the Stock Exchange, and the nation’s largest newspapers.” Source PBS Edison’s Miracle of Light

While this concept has propelled the way in which power is distributed, many industrial producers remain unaware of how to harness their power and profit from cogeneration as an Smart Power solution. Efficiency in operational energy demand and production can produce both savings and profit with and ROI on average of 3-5 years. Better yet, most turbine solutions in cogeneration applications have relatively small footprints for development, and are not dependent on unpredictable elements like sun and wind in order to provide power.

“According to the International Energy Agency, power generation from non-hydro renewable sources including solar, wind and bioenergy will exceed gas and nuclear by 2016 and renewable power is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next five years. “Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil,” reports the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cogeneration was likely first introduced by Thomas Edison in 1882 at his Pearl Street Station which combined heat and power, producing electricity and thermal energy.” Source: Future of Cogen is Green by Chadwick Wasilenkoff
Chairman, Chief Executive and Founder of Fortress Paper READ FULL STORY HERE

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Interested in learning more about how Cogeneration can improve the efficiency of your operation and save you money?

Connect with us at sales@regattasp.com or visit www.regattaSP.com for a Free Energy Saving Evaluation.

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Water, Food, Transportation: Where Green Tech Investments Will Go In 2013

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By: Ucilia Wang, Contributor for Forbes.com

Global green tech investments tumbled in 2012, but a few sectors, such as water and agriculture, attracted a greater interest from investors than the year before, according to market data released by the Cleantech Group on Thursday.

Venture capital investments totaled $6.45 billion worldwide last year, down 33% from 2011. Solar deals accounted for only 11.8% of the investments in 2012, compared with 60% in 2011. It’s not surprising to see this big change in investor attitude. The 2011 bankruptcy of Solyndra, which had raised over $1 billion in private capital, highlighted the reality that solar investments over the previous half a dozen years had yet to make money for many investors. Plus, the big imbalance of supply and demand for solar panels over the past two years prompted factory closures and bankruptcies, and many more manufacturers are sure to disappear over the next three years.

Biofuel and green chemical companies drew 14.8% of the investments in 2012, while transportation took in 14.4% and energy efficiency accounted for 14.1%. Most of the sectors tracked by the Cleantech Group saw fewer deals in 2012 than in 2011. Only three sectors saw an increase in the deal count: biofuel, water/wastewater and agriculture/forestry. Investors are warming up to technology that promises to produce healthier crop efficiently and promote local consumption, given the challenge of managing the existing land, water and other resources to feed a growing population worldwide.

“The world of agriculture hasn’t benefited from the IT revolution, and there is a whole host of companies that are making ag more efficient, healthier, more local and better eating,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group, during a conference call with reporters Thursday.

The inclusion of food production also points to a broadening of the definition of green tech, which in the past referred more narrowly to technologies such as those for renewable electricity and biofuel production, electric car development and new materials and services that help consumers and businesses use energy more efficiently.

A new crop of startups that use sensors, the web and mobile apps in order to offer rentals of cars, scooters and private residences also have become part of the green tech world. These companies promote a more efficient use of resources by, say, renting out people’s cars that would otherwise go unused for hours during the day. Those who rent the cars, in turn, wouldn’t need to buy their own.

For 2013, Haji expects to see strong investor interest in five areas:

1. Water: The price of water is set to go up. Businesses are paying more attention to whether they us water efficiently and how much they pay for: T it.

2. Clean web: Software and data analysis — coupled with the use of mobile apps — will nurture new ways to manage resources, from electricity to transportation. Renting out cars and homes falls in this category. Haji called out Streetline, a startup whose sensors and software help drivers find parking spots.

3. Oil and gas: Yes, the fossil fuel industry isn’t going away soon, and it’s keenly interested in managing its operations, such as its water and electricity consumption, more efficiently. In fact, some solar technology companies are finding customers in oil companies that need cheaper steam for get more oil out of their wells.

4. Waste-to-energy: Turning garbage or agricultural wastes into products such as electricity, transportation fuels and industrial sugar (for making plastic), already has attracted a good amount of venture capital. Trash collection giant Waste Management has invested in many companies in this space.

5. Agriculture and food: Using technology to improve farming is getting a lot of investor interest partly because of the growing, worldwide demand for food and because crop production hasn’t been a fertile ground for tech innovation. Using sensors to check soil and nutrient levels and software to analyze those data are examples of how technology could help.

source: Forbes.com Greentech

 

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EPA Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership recognizes Capstone's 2012 Avoided Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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March 29, 2013 – EPA Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Partnership recognizes Capstone’s 2012 avoided greenhouse gas emissions. In 2012, Capstone’s reported CHP projects avoided emissions of more than 316,000 metric tons – equal to the estimated generation of electricity used annually by 39,342 homes. The total avoided emissions for all reported Capstone Turbine Corporation CHP projects is estimated at more than 3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide, compared to conventional energy sources.

EPA established the CHP Partnership in 2001 to encourage cost-effective CHP projects in the United States. The Partnership is a voluntary program that promotes high-efficiency CHP technology to reduce the environmental impact of power generation.

As of May 2012, the Partnership has more than 400 partners dedicated to promoting and installing CHP.

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Regatta Solutions Inc. Announces New Service Territory Expansion

CONTINUED FOCUS ON GREEN DEMAND GENERATION AND COGENERATION PROJECTS IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST INCLUDING OREGON WASHINGTON AND HAWAII

(San Juan Capistrano, Ca) – March 14, 2013 – Regatta Solutions announces effective March 11, 2013 the expansion of current territory the state of California to include Oregon, Washington and Hawaii.
Steve Acevedo, president of Regatta Solutions is ramping up for the growth potential this brings to Regatta and Capstone in the newly expanded region. “We are executing on a variety of plans to educate our markets on microturbine energy benefits along with seeking alliances and partners that integrate Casptone technology in their green energy solutions.”

Currently Casptone Microturbine technology is used throughout the Pacific Coast territories in many arenas including industrial, health and education applications. A great example of the impact and innovation achieved with microturbine heat and power solutions can be seen at the Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. In a city known for progressive milestones in energy and eco-efficiency, this application surpassed the U.S Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification and hails and one of the most efficient in the region.

Regatta aims to build upon successes like Oregon’s and solidify education and application expansion of Capstones Micrturbine innovation throughout Washington and Hawaii.

ABOUT REGATTA SOLUTIONS
Regatta Solutions Inc. has established itself as a premier infrastructure consulting company providing client’s subject matter expertise and delivering environmentally friendly solutions related to distributed power generation. Specializations include cogeneration, Oil & Gas delivering “Smart Power Solutions.”  Smart Power means meeting and exceeding environmental objectives to achieve positive bottom line impact.

Regatta Solutions Inc. is a Premier Capstone Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii. Regatta’s professional services and product applications use proven methodologies to deliver efficiency and positively impact our customer’s bottom line.

Using Capstone MicroTurbine technology as a prime mover, Regatta Solutions provides cost effective environmental friendly energy solutions for prime power, secure power, peak shaving and stand-by energy requirements. Superb after market service is available with Capstone’s “bumper to bumper” Factory Protection Plan. Energy efficient solutions offer co-generation, grid, stand alone, peak shaving, secure power, oil and gas / data center application specialization.

Contact: Cassandra Simpson: 949-481-9670