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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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Andrea Marr to Participate on Panel at Screening of the film “THE BURDEN.”

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015, Andrea Marr, Navy veteran and Regatta Solutions’ VP of Energy Services, will be a member of the panel discussion at the screening of the film “THE BURDEN.” This film highlights how the U.S. military is uniquely positioned to bolster a clean energy economy that will strengthen our national, economic, and environmental security. Produced and directed by Roger Sorkin, the film “[illuminates] the economic opportunities offered by a renewable energy economy and includes interviews with an array of political and military leaders.”

As a member of the Truman National Security Project and a licensed professional engineer, Ms. Marr writes and speaks about energy from the perspective of both an industry insider and as a veteran. She was a 2013 recipient of the White House Champion of Change award for her work in energy as a veteran.

Andrea Marr“Most people aren’t aware of the security implications of their energy decisions. This film is important because it draws attention to the inherent reliability and resiliency of distributed electricity generation” noted Ms. Marr. “As a veteran, I am proud to see the military making smart energy choices.”
More details about THE BURDEN and its Kickstarter campaign are available www.theburdenfilm.com.
Event details:
April 21, 2015 at 6:30pm – 8:30pm
California State University San Marcos, 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA, in the new LEED Gold Certified Student Union Ballroom

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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 Turbine Secures Order to Upgrade Building in Sydney Central Business District

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 13, 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 recently received an order for a C600 microturbine and a C800 microturbine to upgrade a major building in the Sydney Central Business District (CBD).

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Capstone Turbines can upgrade buildings in business districts.

Optimal Group, Capstone’s Australian distributor, secured the order, which is scheduled to be installed in June 2015 and is the first of many similar systems Optimal plans to install in the Sydney CBD.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), Australian natural gas production has increased sharply over the past decade as a result of new projects. This combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP) project will provide base load electricity, hot water recovery and cooling to the Sydney CBD building on-site via natural gas fired microturbines. Deployment in a trigeneration application will ensure the building is upgraded to maximize the efficiency of the power generated, while also reducing the payback period.

Capstone’s unique microturbine power generation system was chosen for its low emission capabilities. Unlike many reciprocating engine generators, Capstone microturbines are compliant with current and future emissions regulations as well as green building best practices, without requiring any exhaust after treatment. The environment-friendly system was designed for continuous operation, providing constant base load power with energy efficiency levels of approximately 80 percent. There are often size restrictions for power generation systems in multi-level buildings, but Capstone’s compact microturbines make for a perfect fit — even with limited space to work with.

“A growing regional demand for natural gas and further investment in the country’s reserves have led Australia to produce enough gas to cover its consumption and make it a leading gas exporter,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “With power costs continuing to rise, we are pleased to see an increasing number of Australian businesses taking advantage of Capstone microturbines to reduce their cost of power and emission profile via cogeneration and trigeneration,” added Crouse.

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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.

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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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