CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 4, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today the naming of Hornblower as the winner of Capstone’s Microturbine Power Marine Contest.

In late 2013, Capstone challenged marine professionals around the world to explore the benefits of microturbine technology with a contest to win up to 130kW of free Capstone microturbine power for their vessel. After careful consideration, Capstone selected Hornblower and the Hornblower Hybrid yacht using contest criteria based on economics, performance, and application of the solution.

Hornblower promotes this hybrid yacht as the greenest and most innovative dinner cruise ship on the water, boasting leading edge technology, creative cuisine, and signature Hornblower service.

Working side-by-side with American Traction Systems (ATS), makers of solid-state electric traction and propulsion systems, Capstone will upgrade the New York Hornblower Hybrid with a custom C65 microturbine to help power the ship. The microturbine will produce DC power using Capstone’s standard hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) components mounted in a heavy duty industrial enclosure.

Deployed in a highly efficient combined heat and power (CHP) marine application, the microturbine will also satisfy the hot water needs of the vessel. This innovative microturbine solution is expected to be commissioned in early 2015.

Capstone Turbine has its innovative hybrid microturbine solution on display in booth 661 at the International Workboat Show in New Orleans, Louisiana from December 3-5, 2014.

“ATS worked with Hornblower to commission the very first US Coast Guard approved hybrid passenger ferries in the United States,” said Larry Machak, Business Development Manager at American Traction Systems. “The ATS hybrid propulsion system will integrate seamlessly with Capstone’s microturbine generator to allow for vessel operation at the most efficient load point,” added Machak.

“Capstone looks forward to working with an innovative company like Hornblower to provide clean and efficient power to such an eco-friendly vessel,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “Microturbines are ideal for power generation in marine applications because of their ultra-low emissions, minimal maintenance, small footprint, ease of installation, quiet operation, and lack of lubricants and coolants,” added Crouse.
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Memorial Sloan Kettering Research BuildingCHATSWORTH, Calif., Nov. 24, 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 another order from the health care industry for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, New York. Earlier this year Capstone received orders for two C800s and a C1000 to be installed in two Southern California area hospitals.
RSP Systems, Capstone’s distributor for New York, secured the order, which is scheduled to ship in mid 2015 and be commissioned in early 2016.

Health care facilities are seeking out new and innovative ways to be more energy efficient. According to The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE), cutting energy consumption helps reduce operational costs, freeing hospital resources for patient care. For facilities like the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, the benefits of implementing a clean-and-green Capstone microturbine system can go beyond just the dollar savings.

Capstone’s natural gas fueled microturbine will be used in a combined cooling, heat and power (CCHP) application to provide hot air, hot water, and chilled water to the cancer treatment and research facility. The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center chose clean, efficient, and reliable Capstone microturbines to diminish their utility costs and carbon footprint as well as provide additional backup power in the event of a utility blackout. The microturbine system will operate in dual-mode, acting as the primary energy source while also synchronizing with the local utility grid. Once commissioned, the system will decrease the operating costs of the cancer center by shrinking demand during peak hours and cutting the overall energy purchased from the grid.

The microturbine system was designed for continuous operation in order to provide a continuous energy load reduction. With energy efficiency levels for the system approaching 90 percent, the cancer center will soon benefit from having lower operating expenses, minimal system maintenance, and backup power capabilities. Capstone microturbines meet the strictest worldwide emissions standards without exhaust after treatment, making them one of the cleanest power generation options in the marketplace today.
“Capstone’s C1000 microturbine was chosen for its reliability and stand-by capabilities,” said Bruce Beckwith, Senior Vice President of Operations and Sales at RSP Systems. “It is the industry leading technology within the microturbine that will enable the cancer center to be both reliable and energy efficient for the next twenty years,” added Beckwith.

“Forward-looking health care centers in both New York and California are seeking out new and innovative ways to be more energy efficient and moderate operating costs,” said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Capstone Turbine. “These forward-looking hospitals in New York and California will set new standards of energy excellence for other health care providers around the country,” added Crouse.

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Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer of Regatta Solutions, will be presenting on Microturbine CHP Applications at the upcoming ACEE Lunch Meeting held at the Courtyard by Marriott – Sherman Oaks, Friday, October 17, 2014 from 11:45AM to 1:15PM.

Customers operating facilities with steam, hot water, or chilled water loads can increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs implementing Combined Heat and Power (CHP) solutions. Mark’s presentation covers various topics to help engineers understand:

  • current market drivers
  • ideal customer profile
  • regulatory requirements
  • incentive opportunities
  • use of Microturbines in CHP applications.

Fees for the Luncheon are $30 for Members and $35 for non-Members payable to ACEE. See you there!!

Date/Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:30AM.

Location:  Courtyard by Marriott – Sherman Oaks: 15433 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

For more information, contact Michelle Haynes at (949) 350-5335 or mhaynes@RegattaSP.com.


If you’re attending WEFTEC®, the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (Sept. 27 – Oct. 1), you’re concerned about the management of your project’s water resources. Water and energy are deeply connected, and cogeneration technology can ensure that you get the most from both resources.

Microturbines powered by biogas or natural gas generate electricity onsite and reduce utility demand, costs, and risks. And with cogeneration, you get a second helping of efficiency. The turbine exhaust heat pulls double duty as:

  • Hot water generation
  • Water pre-heating
  • Waste water disinfection for safe discharge or recycling

Bring your questions about power, hot water, and cogeneration and speak with a Regatta rep while you’re at the WEFTEC exhibition. To ensure we connect, book an appointment!

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