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Capstone Microturbines to Convert Biogas Into Heat and Power for Irvine Water Recycling Plant

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.

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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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Capstone Further Penetrates Pharmaceutical Market With 2MW Combined Heat and Power Application in Northern California

Clean energy, Combined heat and power, Bloom, Techogen, CHP, Clean tech, LEED, Green Energy, off the grid, pharmaceutical, san francisco, energy solutions, regatta solutions, Capstone, Microturbines, Alternative energy, wind, solar, efficiency, utility savings, peak power shaving, energy demand, energy costs, reduce, natural gasm dual mode, megawatts, MW CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 17, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today it received an order for two C1000 microturbines for use in a combined heat and power application at a pharmaceutical facility in Northern California.

Regatta Solutions INC, Capstone Turbine Corporation’s west coast distributor, partnered with Energy Systems Development to satisfy the electrical and thermal demands of the pharmaceutical facility in Northern California. The Capstone C1000 microturbines operate in dual mode, meaning they can run in parallel with or separate from the electric utility grid. This ensures the facility has secure and reliable power even during grid outages with no operational downtime. Dual mode operation also provides the benefit of peak shaving, which reduces utility costs during peak hours. Additionally, the exhaust from the microturbines will be captured to provide steam and hot water to the entire facility, raising the overall efficiency of the combined heat and power system to almost 90%.

“It was a pleasure working with the Energy Systems Development team on this opportunity. This project is another example of smart power application of Capstone’s product offering in delivering high energy availability and operationally efficient energy solutions to manufacturers,” said Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions.

Energy Systems Development, an engineering, procurement, construction and maintenance company based in Northern California, has been developing the site, which is planned for commissioning in March 2014, for three years. When the need for an energy solution that could provide secure power separate from the grid and reduce operational costs during peak hours arose, Capstone microturbines were the clear choice. According to Stu Chang, President and CEO of Energy Systems Development, “I think that our engineering team, with help from a real world integrator like Regatta Solutions, has created a blueprint for the future of cogeneration. No longer do you have to make a choice between stand alone or grid connect, you can have it all.” Capstone microturbines, in combination with Energy Systems Development’s cutting edge design of heat recovery units and rotary UPSs, create a truly mission critical power plant that enhances facility operations and cuts utility costs.

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Capstone Turbine appoints Regatta Solutions as one of 6 Marine Distributors – Expands Marine Market Product Offering With LNG/Diesel-Fueled Marine Microturbines

Capstone Turbine Expands Marine Market Product Offering With LNG/Diesel-Fueled Marine Microturbines; Announces Contest to Win Free Microturbine Marine Power
CHATSWORTH, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, is expanding its product offering in the marine market and has appointed six Capstone marine distributors.In addition, the company has launched a contest that will give away up to 130 kilowatts of marine power to three existing or new ship owners. Winners will be selected from entries submitted which represent the most compelling marine projects that can be powered by clean-and-green marine microturbines. Entries must be submitted at www.winmicroturbinepower.net by March 31, 2014.

Marine Microturbines: Cost-Effective and Clean

Capstone marine microturbines, which run on cleaner and less costly liquid natural gas (LNG) or traditional diesel, already are installed on several vessels including the Argonon. The Argonon is a Type C Tanker in the European inland waterways that has been successfully operating with two C30 LNG Capstone microturbines since 2011. “The Argonon has been efficiently running using Capstone microturbines in excess of 20,000 combined hours,” said Gerard Deen, Founder of Deen Shipping. “The environmental benefits of the Capstone microturbines suit our mission to have a clean-and-green profile.”

Capstone Microturbines are especially ideal for small- and mid-size commercial ships that travel inland waterways and Emission Controlled Areas (ECAs). This innovative power technology can produce 30-kilowatts to multiple megawatts of high-efficiency onboard electricity.

The LNG or diesel-fueled microturbines can provide all onboard electrical power. In addition, the technology becomes even more efficient when waste heat from the microturbine is captured during operation and re-used for other energy needs on the ship, such as heating and chilling.

Marine Microturbines vs. Reciprocating Marine Engine Generator Sets

Microturbines for marine applications differ from traditional diesel-fueled reciprocating engine generator sets in the following ways:

Capstone Marine Microturbines vs. Reciprocating Engine Generator Sets
Capstone Microturbine Reciprocating Genset
INSTALLATION ADVANTAGES
Low noise and vibration X
No exhaust after treatment* X
No water cooling system X
Diesel or LNG configuration X X
Built in load sharing/synchronization X
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Capstone Microturbines vs. Reciprocating Engine Generator Sets (Continued)
OPERATIONAL ADVANTAGES
Continuous low load operation X
Fast transient response X X
DC power output option available X
No engine oil/filter disposal X
Little to no annual maintenance X
No additives required X
Efficient heat recovery X X
*EPA Tier 4, IMO Tier III for ECA

Worldwide Marine Market

For Capstone’s U.S. and European marine distributors, the potential global market for microturbines is significant, especially in the small and mid-size commercial ship category:

  • Approximately 90 percent of the merchant fleet is comprised of small and mid-size ships that operate within the Capstone power range.
  • Today, approximately 63 commercial small and mid-size non-carrier ships are LNG fueled. In the next decade, it is expected 1,000 non-carrier vessels will be LNG fueled.
  • The U.S. has more than 25,000 miles of navigable inland waterways, making it one of the most extensive marine transportation systems in the world.
  • Roughly 554 million tons of waterborne cargo was transported along U.S. waterways in 2012, a volume equal to about 14% of all intercity freight, and valued at nearly $185 billion.

Capstone marine distributors that will target the marine market include: E-Finity Distributed Generation and RSP Systems along the Eastern U.S. seaboard, Horizon Power Systems in the Gulf Coast, Regatta Solutions along the U.S. West Coast and IBT Group andPon Power in Europe.

“With over 2.5 billion tons of freight transported annually in the U.S. alone, this is a market that needs Capstone’s innovation,” saidDarren Jamison, Capstone President and CEO. “Installing Capstone microturbines is a win-win for ship owners. The cost savings in reduced fuel and operational costs provide significant business benefits, while the low environmental impact is a vital, must-have element required by international governing organizations.”

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, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai andSingapore.

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 environmental advantages and reliability of our products, the use of our products in the marine market, the potential for growth of the marine market and the advantages of our products over competing technologies. 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.