Posts

, , ,

Capstone to Provide 1MW Microturbine for CCHP at Top-Ranked Pennsylvania College

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.

, , ,

Capstone Secures 4MW Order for Major Australian Manufacturer

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Sept. 9, 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 four C1000 microturbines for a major Australian manufacturer. Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order for the 4MW facility, which is scheduled to be commissioned in early 2016.

The four natural-gas-fueled 1MW microturbines will be installed in dual mode, which will allow the customer to operate independently of the grid or with the grid in a load sharing capacity. The microturbines will provide lower emission power and increased reliability to their manufacturing process. Capstone microturbines were chosen for their redundancy and suitability for further expansion. Other technologies cannot compete with Capstone’s speed of delivery and time to commissioning.

“Australia stands at the edge of a boom in manufacturing as major trading partners like China look to Australia for premium products,” said Craig Dugan, Chief Executive Officer at Optimal Group. “This fuels a lot of interest in the type of clean and reliable distributed power generation only Capstone can provide,” added Dugan.

Australia’s free trade agreement with China is expected to be in place by the end of the year, and the deal will make Australian products much more affordable there.
“Australia will grow significantly this year and help offset the slowdown in business we’ve received in Russia,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone has already matched the number of MW sold to Australia from last fiscal year, and we are excited to see our Australian distributor’s continued success within their market,” added Jamison.

, ,

Capstone Microturbines to Upgrade New York University Research Facility and Bronx Residential Complex

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 8, 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 two orders for C1000 microturbines for energy efficiency projects in New York City, New York. A single C1000 will be installed at a New York University research and learning facility while a second C1000 will replace the existing generators at the River Park Towers residential complex in the Bronx.

RSP Systems, Capstone’s distributor for New York and Connecticut, secured both orders, which are to be commissioned in early 2016. Both natural-gas-fueled C1000 microturbines will be installed in combined heat and power (CHP) applications in order to provide primary power and hot water to each location. Once commissioned, the microturbine systems will decrease the operating costs for both customers by shrinking demand during peak hours and cutting the overall energy purchased from the grid.

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 the New York University research facility and Bronx residential complex remain compliant with all current emissions laws and green building best practices.

“We are strongly encouraged by the growing acceptance of Capstone microturbines in the New York City area as it’s a tremendous market opportunity with excellent economics for CHP customers,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine.

“Our distributor in New York City has invested heavily in marketing, personnel, training and infrastructure over the last several years to be in position today to really penetrate this critical market, and I am encouraged to see the positive results of their efforts,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone’s President and Chief Executive Officer.

“RSP Systems is a great example of how we are diversifying our business from oil and gas into the CHP market and how the maturation of our distribution channel will provide future top line growth,” added Jamison.

, , ,

Capstone Receives C1000 Order for Business Center in Medellin, Colombia

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.

Original press release and full details on Capstone Turbine

, ,

Capstone Turbine Secures Second Major Order in December as the Market in Mexico Heats Up — Latest Order is Fourteen C1000s for Multiple Industrial CHP Projects

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 6, 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 another significant order from Mexico for fourteen C1000 microturbines for multiple CHP projects in Mexico.

Capstone microturbines at Mexico pipeline

Capstone Turbines Ordered for Mexico’s Multiple Industrial CHP Projects

“This substantial order was received just weeks after we received the order for six C800 microturbines and sixteen C30 microturbines for the second phase of the Los Ramones pipeline project in Mexico,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer atCapstone Turbine. “These two orders combined total approximately $17 million and should make Mexico a top 5 market for calendar year 2015,” added Jamison.

DTC Ecoenergia, Capstone’s Mexican distributor, secured the latest order. Two of the C1000 microturbines shipped in late December, and the balance of the order will serve multiple projects expected to be commissioned over the balance of 2015.

According to Cogeneration and On-Site Power Production magazine, the Mexican Congress passed energy reform legislation in 2008 as part of a national commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% from their 2002 levels by 2050. The government is promoting CHP, or cogeneration, as an energy efficient option to help meet national energy goals and estimates the country’s potential CHP capacity could top 15.5GW by 2020.

The Mexican manufacturing industry, like that in the United States, is benefiting from cheap natural gas which allows facilities to generate their own heat and power very efficiently and economically.

Capstone microturbines are the ideal fit for cogeneration projects given their compact footprint, clean emissions, and quiet operation. Additionally, Capstone microturbines utilize a patented air bearing and do not require coolants or lubricants. This allows for longer run time between maintenance intervals and ensures operational costs remain low.

Deploying the microturbines in a cogeneration application where the exhaust heat is utilized can raise the overall site efficiency to over 80%. In a trigeneration application, where cold water is also produced, efficiency levels can reach as high as 90%.

“Having leveraged our demonstrated success with cogeneration projects in Europe and the U.S., we are excited to see further growth and penetration in the expanding Mexican market,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Utilizing reliable and efficient microturbines as an alternative to the expensive and unpredictable local utility provides businesses significant savings and a positive impact on their bottom line,” added Crouse.

 

, , ,

Capstone Turbine Secures Another Order From the Health Care Industry to Upgrade a New York City Cancer Center

Memorial Sloan Kettering Research BuildingCHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 24, 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 another order from the health care industry for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York. Earlier this year Capstone received orders for two C800s and a C1000 to be installed in two Southern California area hospitals.
RSP Systems, Capstone’s distributor for New York, secured the order, which is scheduled to ship in mid 2015 and be commissioned in early 2016.

Health care facilities are seeking out new and innovative ways to be more energy efficient. According to The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), cutting energy consumption helps reduce operational costs, freeing hospital resources for patient care. For facilities like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the benefits of implementing a clean-and-green Capstone microturbine system can go beyond just the dollar savings.

Capstone’s natural gas fueled microturbine will be used in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide hot air, hot water, and chilled water to the cancer treatment and research facility. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center chose clean, efficient, and reliable Capstone microturbines to diminish their utility costs and carbon footprint as well as provide additional backup power in the event of a utility blackout. The microturbine system will operate in dual-mode, acting as the primary energy source while also synchronizing with the local utility grid. Once commissioned, the system will decrease the operating costs of the cancer center by shrinking demand during peak hours and cutting the overall energy purchased from the grid.

The microturbine system was designed for continuous operation in order to provide a continuous energy load reduction. With energy efficiency levels for the system approaching 90 percent, the cancer center will soon benefit from having lower operating expenses, minimal system maintenance, and backup power capabilities. Capstone microturbines meet the strictest worldwide emissions standards without exhaust after treatment, making them one of the cleanest power generation options in the marketplace today.
“Capstone’s C1000 microturbine was chosen for its reliability and stand-by capabilities,” said Bruce Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Operations and Sales at RSP Systems. “It is the industry leading technology within the microturbine that will enable the cancer center to be both reliable and energy efficient for the next twenty years,” added Beckwith.

“Forward-looking health care centers in both New York and California are seeking out new and innovative ways to be more energy efficient and moderate operating costs,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “These forward-looking hospitals in New York and California will set new standards of energy excellence for other health care providers around the country,” added Crouse.

To read the original article or to learn more about Capstone Turbines, click here.