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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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Hotel Nikko Boosts Green Initiatives with Capstone Microturbine Cogeneration Power System

(San Francisco, CA)—February 23, 2015—Hotel Nikko San Francisco recently installed two Capstone C65 (65kW) microturbines to increase energy efficiency by simultaneously generating electricity for the building’s power and thermal energy for the hotel’s hot water supply. Known as Combined Heat and Power (CHP), or cogeneration, the exhaust heat captured from the microturbines is transferred to heat exchangers to be converted into thermal energy for hot water production.

The two low-emission, natural gas powered microturbines will generate over 1,000,000 kWh of electricity annually plus up to 830,000 BTU/hour for the building’s hot water needs. The microturbines are grid connected and California Air Resources Board (CARB) certified. The system provides energy and hot water for the 25 story, 532-room hotel which features luxury suites, abundant meeting space, restaurants, a 140-seat entertainment venue, indoor swimming pool, and a fitness center.

The cogeneration system was sold and commissioned by Regatta Solutions, Inc. of San Juan Capistrano, CA. Regatta Solutions is the West Coast distributor of Capstone Turbine. Mark Hauenstein of Technical Designs, Engineer and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Project Administrator, provided project management for Takenaka Corporation (U.S.A.), the general contractor for the property. Installation was provided by Accu Temp Air.

As a nine-time EPA Energy Star Award Winner, Hotel Nikko maintains a long list of green initiatives that include water conservation, recycling, and composting. The cogeneration system allows Hotel Nikko to achieve several additional goals beyond reducing energy costs. With Capstone microturbines, the hotel can now maximize operational efficiency, as CHP requires less fuel to produce a given energy output. Producing power on-site also avoids transmission and distribution losses associated with traditional power generation. As a result of burning less fuel to produce each unit of energy, the CHP system will reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. From a facilities standpoint, the microturbine system minimizes risk and decreases exposure to utility rate increases.

“The microturbine performance is part of Hotel Nikko’s overall strategy to reduce both our energy usage and carbon footprint,” noted Mr. Hauenstein.

The Capstone C65 microturbine is a UL2200/UL1741 approved package with integrated turbine and power electronics that uses natural gas to produce electricity and low emission, usable exhaust heat. The microturbine uses this fuel to produce electricity in parallel with the utility grid as supplemental higher efficiency power. Integrated Combined Heat and Power (ICHP) modules connected atop the microturbine units capture exhaust heat and convert the thermal energy to produce hot water. Heat Exchanger controls maintain the required outlet water temperature.

“Hotel Nikko’s environmentally conscious leadership should be a model for every hotel as this smart power project adds to its legacy as a premier facility serving the city of San Francisco,” says Steven Acevedo, President and CEO of Regatta Solutions.



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About Regatta Solutions, Inc. www.regattasp.com

Regatta Solutions enables success for a cleaner tomorrow. As 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.

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For more information:

Michelle Haynes, Director of Marketing

Regatta Solutions, Inc.

(949) 350-5335  |  mhaynes@regattasp.com

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Regatta Solutions Joins Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) as an Industry Partner

Regatta Solutions, Inc., the premier Capstone Turbine Distributor covering California, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii, recently became a partner in the US EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP). This program recognizes the efforts of companies that bring about environmental improvements via the development of landfill gas (LFG) energy projects.

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Landfill Gas Turbines

Landfill methane is produced when organic materials like paper and yard, household, and food waste are decomposed by bacteria under anaerobic conditions (in an absence of oxygen). When left to escape into the air, the methane found in landfill gas becomes a potent greenhouse gas. However, technologies such as Capstone microturbines take advantage of the methane to fuel power plants, manufacturing facilities, and even the equipment at the landfill itself.

An example of this is the pair of Capstone C65 turbines at the Mountain View, CA Shoreline Landfill. Using the biogas, the turbines generate 130 kW of power. This operates the landfill’s irrigation and sewage pump stations and also allows the landfill to export power to the grid.

Full details on the Shoreline Landfill are available in the Mountain View Project Profile.

Questions about Capstone microturbine applications for landfill gas can be directed to Jeff Noble, Account Executive at Regatta Solutions: JNoble@RegattaSP.com.

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CHP: Bright ideas in Profit and Power.

CHP/Cogeneration: Bright ideas in Profit and Power.

Cogeneration has been around since 1882 thanks to Edison’s relentless experimentation with sockets, fuses, switches, power meters, generators and the conviction that energy efficiency could change the world.

“At 3pm on September 4, 1882, Edison threw the switch that would start up America’s first power plant, serving a square-mile area that included some very wealthy and influential customers: J.P. Morgan, the Stock Exchange, and the nation’s largest newspapers.” Source PBS Edison’s Miracle of Light

While this concept has propelled the way in which power is distributed, many industrial producers remain unaware of how to harness their power and profit from cogeneration as an Smart Power solution. Efficiency in operational energy demand and production can produce both savings and profit with and ROI on average of 3-5 years. Better yet, most turbine solutions in cogeneration applications have relatively small footprints for development, and are not dependent on unpredictable elements like sun and wind in order to provide power.

“According to the International Energy Agency, power generation from non-hydro renewable sources including solar, wind and bioenergy will exceed gas and nuclear by 2016 and renewable power is expected to increase by 40 percent in the next five years. “Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the simultaneous production of electricity and heat from a single fuel source, such as: natural gas, biomass, biogas, coal, waste heat, or oil,” reports the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Cogeneration was likely first introduced by Thomas Edison in 1882 at his Pearl Street Station which combined heat and power, producing electricity and thermal energy.” Source: Future of Cogen is Green by Chadwick Wasilenkoff
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