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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.

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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.

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News Release: Energy Infrastructure in Spotlight during Nevada Economic Development Conference

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sheryl Gonzales

Project Manager

Western Nevada Development District

sgonzales@wndd.org

775-883-7333 X2000

The requirements for the energy infrastructure to meet future needs as well as the development of new energy technologies will be spotlighted during the Nevada Economic Development Conference May 19-21.

The two-day conference is expected to draw at least 350 of the region’s leaders for a wide-ranging discussion of Nevada’s economic path. It’s at the Joe Crowley Student Union on the University of Nevada, Reno, campus.

Register at www.wndd.org.

Scheduled speakers include:

  • Tom Clark of Tom Clark Solutions will present on the state and local energy policies positively affecting Nevada.
  • Jeff Helion of Nevada Energy on innovative energy projects in Nevada.
  • Lauren Scott of Alkcon Corp. on bioenergy in Nevada.
  • Mark Williams of NV Energy on the electric network and energy resources.
  • Debra Gallo and Holly Lloyd of Southwest Gas on a plan for the natural gas infrastructure in northern Nevada.
  • Alden Hathaway of Atlanta-based Sterling Planet Inc. on renewable energy credits, white tags and carbon offsets.
  • Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer with Regatta Solutions will present on the efficiencies of combined heat and power production.
  • Mark Hauenstein of the consulting firm Technical Designs on deregulation to spur economic growth.
  • Rex Stock from Rebo Energy Inc., Cory Ebgert of Homestretch Energy, Wayne Baker from Aspen Engineering and Kevin Meyer from Mesa Energy Services will present on geothermal power – Harnessing the Power, Reap the Benefits.

The Nevada Economic Development Conference is presented by the Western Nevada Development District, the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno, and USDA Rural Development.

For additional information on registration, call 775-883-7333 ext. 2000.

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Earth Day: 1 of 365

homepage-background-lagunaHappy Earth Day! Started in 1970, this is the 45th anniversary of a timeless truth: Waste Not, Want Not. This colorful day of clean-ups and celebrations is really about resource use. It’s one day out of 365 days to challenge ourselves to meet our needs and wants with as few resources as possible.

At Regatta Solutions, we work with manufacturers, breweries, data centers, hotels, hospitals, and other businesses with significant energy demands. These organizations have committed to investing in methods that meet their production or service goals with fewer resources. Whether driven by expense reduction or a desire to curb resource use, the result is an improved industrial ecology.

With each company that thoughtfully and strategically commits to efficiency in design, materials, and operations, fewer resources are taken from the planet, and less waste is pushed back at the environment. That’s worth celebrating!

So on this Earth Day 2015, we at Regatta Solutions applaud the decision makers who have accepted the resource challenge by:

 

These are the actions to model and the businesses to patronize.

Enjoy your day, and enjoy the challenge!

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Capstone to Upgrade Top Northern California Brewery With Two C1000 Microturbines

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 2, 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 two C1000 microturbines to upgrade a top Northern California brewery.

Regatta Solutions, Capstone’s distributor in California, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year.  Two Capstone C1000 microturbines will replace the aging natural gas fuel cells currently powering the California brewery. Capstone microturbines can seamlessly meet changing facility demands and are flexible enough to allow for irregular daily load profiles, which effectively maximizes efficiency and reduces operating costs.

“The brewery, like many of our clients, vetted multiple technologies, including traditional reciprocating engines. However, the Capstone solution presented the best option, offering a clean emission technology to act as the base load for a smart grid installation,” said Steven Acevedo, President and CEO at Regatta Solutions.

The two Megawatt combined heat and power (CHP) system will be integrated with the existing solar PV system in a microgrid application to provide reliable on-site power and the ability to export any excess power generated. In addition, thermal energy from the microturbine exhaust will be captured through cogeneration and transferred to heat exchangers to provide space heating and hot water.

With Capstone’s patented emission technology, operations at the brewery will meet the state of California’s stringent emissions standards without the need for expensive and unreliable exhaust after treatment equipment. The units will be commissioned in a CHP heat recovery configuration so the plant’s total system efficiency will exceed 80 percent.

“Businesses are continuously looking for ways to enhance their core processes and become more energy efficient, reduce costs and be good stewards of the environment,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines are the ideal solution, helping businesses achieve energy independence by providing clean, reliable power at a lower cost than the utility,” added Crouse.

About Regatta Solutions, Inc. www.regattasp.com
Regatta Solutions enables success for a cleaner tomorrow. Under the leadership of President and CEO, Steven Acevedo, Regatta Solutions is 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.

Read the original press release as well as additional details on Capstone Turbine Corporation.

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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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Free Webinar "Implementing PACE Programs for Local Governments" hosted by Center for Sustainable Energy

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Announcement of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) webinar

Get Up to Speed on PACE
Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing

PACE Financing for Local Governments
January 13, 2015
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (PST)
Presentation: 1 hour
Q&A Session: 30 min.
Free

Registration page.

Financing is often the main obstacle for local governments seeking to achieve their clean energy goals. This webinar will broaden your understanding of property assessed clean energy (PACE) financing and provide innovative insights to help move forward with successful new programs and to enhance existing ones.

Speakers
Join this knowledgeable panel for an insightful discussion of lessons learned from their experiences and valuable information to help improve your community’s engagement with PACE financing.

  • Jack Clark, Director of Programs, Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE)
    • Tools and resources, including the PACE program directories and policy guide
  • Kristina Klimovich, Director, Comm. & Market Research, PACENow
    • National industry snapshot, case studies of successful PACE programs
  • Richard Chien, GreenFinanceSF Program Manager, City of San Francisco
    • The city’s successful commercial PACE program, strategic partnerships, audit ordinance
  • Barbara Spoonhour, Director, Energy & Environ. Programs, Western Riverside Council of Governments
    • Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO) program overview and best practices
  • Cory Downs, LEED-Green Assoc., Conservation Specialist, City of Chula Vista
    • Strategies for selecting PACE providers, update on open market program, promotion and marketing strategies

Full details available on CSE registration website.

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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.

Powering Up for Power-Gen 2014!

Power-Gen 2014 is just days away, and the Regatta Solutions team will be on site to answer questions for sites with high energy demands for Regan system 2

  • manufacturing
  • processing
  • chilling
  • data storage
  • HVAC
  • hot water

 

Steven Acevedo, President, and Mark Parriott, V.P. of Customer Service, will be available to meet with businesses, installers, and consultants who have questions about cogeneration projects based in California, Oregon, Washington, and Hawaii.









 

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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.