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Capstone Microturbines Power Poultry Farm in Russian Region of Yakutia

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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Capstone Turbine Secures 3MW Order to Upgrade State-of-the-Art Glasshouse in South Australia

Dvine tomatoes on vineCHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 8, 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 received an order from Optimal Group for three C1000 microturbines to upgrade D’VineRipe’s 27 hectare glasshouse located at Two Wells in South Australia.
Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be installed and commissioned in April 2015. Earlier this year, Capstone received an order from Optimal Group for fifty C65 microturbines with integrated heat exchangers for the launch of its microturbine based rental fleet. The D’VineRipe glasshouse project will increase the total amount of Capstone microturbine power in Australia to 18MW.
According to the National Farmers’ Federation, 99 percent of Australian farm businesses are family owned and operated. Agricultural commodities play a vital role in Australia, contributing to social, economic, and environmental sustainability.
D’VineRipe is one of the largest producers of glasshouse grown tomatoes in Australia. The facility is fully reliant on power from diesel generators to help produce quality vine ripened tomatoes for local markets. As a part of its Two Wells site expansion, D’VineRipe explored solutions that would both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide more reliable power. The benefits of implementing Capstone microturbines and the flexibility of the application made for an easy decision to switch from the facility’s aging diesel generator sets.
This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

This Australian glasshouse uses Capstone microturbines for reliable power with low emissions.

“We were attracted to the Capstone Microturbine technology with its ability to respond rapidly to load fluctuations due to its unique inverter based control system and onboard battery pack,” said Byron Mason, Project Manager for D’VineRipe. “The three natural gas powered C1000s will reduce our reliance on diesel, reduce our cost of power, and reduce our CO2 emissions. The Capstone Microturbine solution will be the backbone of our future power needs,” added Mason.
“Electricity prices in Australia have nearly doubled over the past few years,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “We see Australia and South America as potentially high growth markets as local businesses start exploring the economic and environmental advantages our microturbines offer over conventional reciprocating diesel generators,” added Crouse.