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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.

Regatta Solutions Welcomes AEE Members and Guests to EMC Booth 437, June 3-4

Is your facility as efficient as it can be?

Does your site have large thermal (heating or cooling) loads?

Visit us at EMC Booth 437 to learn how you can supply your thermal loads while also generating electricity AND saving your facility thousands of dollars.

Cogen system at SLO Swim Center

Cogeneration system at SLO Swim Center

The West Coast Energy Management Congress brings its energy and efficiency solutions to Long Beach on June 3 and 4, 2015. The Regatta Solutions team will be available at Booth 437 (floor plan) to answer your queries and questions about Capstone microturbine solutions for waste-heat-to-energy cogeneration and secure power.

Cogeneration for plastics extrusion at a manufacturing site.

Cogeneration for plastics extrusion at a manufacturing site.





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In addition to being the Capstone Turbine distributor for the West Coast and Nevada, Regatta Solutions is a full service energy solutions provider. We perform energy audits and retrofits to complement our power generation practice.  Additionally, many of our clients are seeing the benefits of being “net zero” by combining multiple technologies to offset their energy use.  Using our combined experience in energy supply and demand management, we work to develop microgrid solutions that save money and improve productivity.

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Additional Workshops, including “CHP in a Microgrid”

In addition to the conference speakers, the AEE has arranged additional workshops in the Presentation Areas 1 and 2. These workshops are FREE for both Expo Only Visitors and Show Attendees.

Presentation Area 2
Wednesday, June 3rd

11:30-11:50 a.m. pic_Andrea-Marr
CHP in a Microgrid
Andrea Marr, Vice President of Energy Services
Regatta Solutions, Inc.

Need a pass to the event?
Simply email Michelle Haynes (MHaynes @ RegattaSP.com)  and we’ll send you a complimentary EXPO pass. But don’t be shy…come visit us at booth 437!

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Capstone Chosen for Energy Project to Upgrade Top Pork Producer in Lithuania

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 30, 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 C800 microturbine to upgrade a leading pork producer in Lithuania.

Sarlin Oy Ab, Capstone’s distributor for Finland, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in October 2015.

Fueled by biogas produced on site, the C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined heat and power (CHP) application along with an anaerobic digester, fuel compressor and heat exchanger. With energy efficiency levels approaching 80 percent, the innovative “green waste” energy system will convert organic solid waste into clean, renewable energy for the meat production facility. In addition, the exhaust from the microturbine will be captured to provide thermal heat at the highest efficiency possible.

Capstone microturbines were chosen for their ease of operation, low maintenance, low emissions, reliability and modular design. The cogeneration system will require minimal maintenance by the end user and without the need for any oil, lubricants or coolants.

According to a 2011 report by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service, Lithuania is actively developing renewable energy sources (RES) from biomass and other sources to gain energy independence. The amount of energy generated from biofuels in Lithuania is the second highest in the EU per capita, and it is estimated that by 2020 the country will lead the EU in the quantity of biomass available for biofuel production.

“As Capstone further penetrates the global renewable energy market, we continue to deliver reliable smart power generation solutions and leverage leading-edge green waste conversion technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Food production facilities like these benefit from renewable energy production by meeting their zero-waste initiatives and achieving a boost in net efficiency,” added Crouse.

“I’m excited to see some of our distribution partners like Sarlin Oy have success in new geographies like Lithuania as global diversification is key to Capstone’s near-term and long-term revenue growth,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Today Capstone has 84 distribution partners worldwide with approximately 740 employees in 152 locations dedicated to the innovative Capstone products,” 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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Capstone to Upgrade Melbourne Office Tower With Efficient Trigeneration Solution

CHATSWORTH, Calif., April 22, 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 C600 microturbine to upgrade an office tower in downtown Melbourne, Australia.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year. This continues the combined heat and power (CHP) momentum in Australia and comes on the heels of a January order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

The natural-gas-fueled C600 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide on-site primary power, hot water recovery and cooling to the Melbourne office tower every day of the year. The trigeneration project will ensure the office tower is highly efficient while also providing the building owner a significant economic benefit.

According to the Australia Department of the Environment National Energy Savings Initiative, energy efficiency is generally a low-cost source of abatement, which may reduce the cost of achieving Australia’s carbon reduction targets.

The environment-friendly system was designed to provide base load power with energy efficiency levels nearing 80 percent. Capstone microturbines empower businesses to achieve energy independence by reducing or eliminating their dependency on the utility.

“We are seeing an increasing number of businesses in Australia exploring environmental best practices and thus adopting CHP or CCHP technologies,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Capstone microturbines not only help customers reduce their carbon footprint, but they also help them to reach their economic and sustainability goals as well,” added Crouse.

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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 European Distribution Center for Major Italian Food Retailer

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 30, 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 C800 microturbine to upgrade a major European distribution center for Italian food retailer, Conad, in Fiano Romano, Italy.

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Conad in Italy will use a Capstone C800 to provide the facility with electricity and chilled water to refrigerate the warehouse.

IBT Group, Capstone’s Italian distributor, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned later this year.

The methane-fueled C800 microturbine will be installed in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide electricity to the facility as well as chilled water to refrigerate the warehouse using an ammonia absorption chiller. The trigeneration system will include a heat recovery module to produce hot water for washing and space heating for offices. Any excess electricity produced by the microturbine will be sold back to the utility, thus providing a further reduction in operational expenditures.

Headquartered in Bologna, Conad is an Italian food retail store brand that operates one of the largest supermarket chains in Italy. Conad will be one of the first Italian retailers to implement clean-and-green microturbine technology to effectively maintain a temperature-controlled facility, and at a fraction of the cost. With energy efficiency levels approaching 90 percent, the environment-friendly system will also ensure minimal system maintenance and a reduced payback period.

“We decided to invest in the cold chain not only because we want to reduce CO2 and other greenhouse emissions, but especially to significantly reduce the energy consumption to allow us to offer concrete support to our members in order to translate it into real savings for our customers,” said Danilo Toppetti, General Manager of PAC 2000A-Conad, the largest cooperative within the Conad consortium. “We hope that Conad, nationally, may decide to apply this technology to other distribution centers soon,” added Toppetti.

“Capstone sees an excellent growth opportunity in Italy,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Forward-looking companies like Conad will set new standards of energy excellence across the country,” added Crouse.

 

Further details on Capstone Turbine, as well as the original press release, are available here.

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Capstone to Upgrade Plastics Manufacturing Plant in El Salvador With Microturbine Power

CHATSWORTH, Calif., March 23, 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 has secured an order to upgrade the Salvaplastic manufacturing plant in San Salvador, El Salvador.

This will serve as Capstone’s first project in El Salvador with hopes that it will encourage the development of future projects there. El Salvador is experiencing significant growth in its manufacturing sector despite a decline in the number of manufacturing plants that import and assemble components for export, also known as maquiladoras.

Senerco-Enertiva, Capstone’s distributor in Central America, secured the order, which is expected to be commissioned in August 2015.
A propane-fueled Capstone C200 microturbine will be installed in a grid connect configuration to provide electricity to the manufacturing facility in parallel with the local utility. The microturbine will be deployed in a combined cooling and power application which includes a direct exhaust absorption chiller for cold water production. In addition, the quiet operation and compact footprint of the microturbine will allow for a fast and easy installation, keeping capital costs low and ensuring rapid payback.

Salvaplastic is a quality plastics manufacturer committed to continuous improvement as well as being environmentally friendly in its manufacturing processes. Salvaplastic opted for a clean-and-green Capstone microturbine over reciprocating engine alternatives to reduce the overall cost of operation by improving efficiency. The cogeneration system will require minimal maintenance by the end user and won’t require any oil or lubricants for operation.

“As Capstone develops and strengthens its presence in Central America, we continue to leverage the demonstrated success of our combined heat and power projects worldwide,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “This project is yet another example of smart power generation with a high efficiency energy solution for a customer looking to reduce their operational costs,” added Crouse.

“Success in new geographies and verticals is critical to Capstone’s success and continued growth and further diversifies and strengthens our global distribution channel,” said Darren Jamison, President and Chief Executive Officer at Capstone Turbine. “Growth in new markets like Central America, South America, Africa and the Middle East will be critical over the next couple of years as we transition from operating losses into sustained profitability,” added Jamison.





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Regatta Solutions Presents Case for AB674

Combined Heat and Power

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) provides power and heating to manufacturing and business sites.

Last week Andrea Marr, VP of Energy Services at Regatta Solutions, and other members of the California Clean Distributed Generation Coalition (CCDC) met with California state lawmakers at the State Capitol. The focus of the conversations was new legislation that would remove the unfair burden of departing load charges from most onsite cogeneration projects. This bill, AB674, sponsored by Assemblyman Kevin Mullin (D-22), would still require customers with clean onsite generation to pay utility fees for electricity purchased from the grid. It would, however, remove the requirement for these customers to pay what amounts to an additional 75-100% sales tax on these clean generation projects.

Regatta Solutions believes that a transition away from fossil fuel dependency is good for our environment, our air, and our economy. We also believe that cogeneration can ease the transition to a renewable economy by providing very efficient and powerful onsite generation and alleviating congestion on the grid. Industries like manufacturing and food production are extremely power intensive and no amount of solar on the roof will cover their usage. In all but very rare cases, manufacturers will continue to rely on the grid for all of their power, consuming more on hot days and putting a strain on the grid during peak times like the rest of us.

Without legislation to remove the burden of departing load charges, California is unlikely to meet Governor Brown’s goal of 6,500 MW of onsite power from cogeneration by 2020. In many cases, removing this charge would single handedly make projects financially viable. Regatta Solutions urges legislators to pass AB674 as quickly as possible to ensure California’s energy future remains clean and affordable.

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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.

Read the original release and full details on CapstoneTurbine