Supported by renewables and clean-burning propane or natural gas, microgrids produce power cleanly and affordably while protecting the reliability of the power supply.
Today’s improved CHP technology can increase the value of CHP within microgrid configurations. Dexterous integration with renewable energy assets and better software mean that CHP can be used effectively for demand management applications, while adding greater reliability to emergency power systems.
The biggest bang for your buck occurs when integrating a microturbine with a combined heat and power (CHP) solution. If you need electricity and have heating needs throughout the year, then you can recover waste heat from a microturbine and be more efficient.
Natural gas has become a more prominent fuel for generating electricity in the United States, which is giving way to CHP systems that integrate gas-fired microturbines.
A microturbine CHP plant will supply power, heat and hot water for the Ministry of Health's Scientific and Practical Centre for Cardiology in Minsk, Belarus.
Software tech company OATI's new office building in Bloomington, Minnesota, is equipped with a microgrid powered by solar panels, wind turbines, a microturbine CHP plant and energy storage.
Bylined article by Capstone President and CEO Darren Jamison that gives a detailed description of Capstone's capabilities.
16 gas-fueled Capstone microturbines provide power for a repeat oil & gas customer in the Mancos and Gallup shale areas of the San Juan Basin.
Capstone along with other turbine manufacturers provide advice for placing gas turbines in extreme environments.
Four Capstone C60 microturbines provide 240kW of electricity and 120 RT of cooling to the 336-room Ritz-Carlton San Francisco
Seven C200 Capstone microturbines provide reliable and clean power to Sydney Town Hall and Town Hall House. The CCHP project is estimated to reduce the city's CO2 emissions by 3%.
The U.S. Department of Energy will provide funding to the Argonne National Laboratory to perform hydrogen and synthetic fuel tests on Capstone microturbines.
A combined heat and power gas microturbine system is delivering immediate savings in both energy costs and carbon emissions at Grantham Meres Leisure Centre.
Capstone's C800 installation at the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) is highlighted in an article about microturbines and their many benefits.
The Capstone microturbine installation at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia (now The Logan) is showcased in an interview with a former hotel representative.
Microturbines are being used in hotels to generate combined cooling, heating and power (CCHP), while generating one-tenth the emissions of an internal combustion engine, saving customers in energy and dollars.
Pure World Energy provides an onsite clean energy solution at the Waterside Hotel & Leisure Club in Manchester, England using a Capstone C65 microturbine for CHP.
The Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU), which installed a Capstone C800 Power Package in a trigeneration application, is highlighted in this article on the many benefits of microturbines. Jim Crouse, Capstone's executive vice president of sales and marketing, discusses more details about the project.
Capstone Turbine Corp. uses air bearings instead of oils and coolants for its clean-and-green microturbine power generators.
U.S. Representative Steve Knight (R-CA) visits the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California and tours its CHP facility to learn more about its benefits.
Two California breweries have recently commissioned Regatta Solutions to install Capstone microturbines as a way to achieve their energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals. The microturbines will positively impact these businesses’ bottom line by generating electrical and thermal energy on site.
Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison talks about the growing microturbine market as well as what sets Capstone's technology apart from that of its competitors.
Capstone president and CEO Darren Jamison discusses some of the ways microturbines turn gaseous and liquid fuels into usable electrical and thermal energy in small-scale CHP/CCHP applications.
Southern California Edison's microgrid on Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles features 23 Capstone C65 microturbines to optimize the island's operations.
Executives in the food and manufacturing industries provide their perspectives on the most pressing -- and most overlooked -- safety challenges the food industry faces today.
Walmart has worked together with Peterbilt, Great Dane Trailers, and Capstone Turbine to make an idea “truck of tomorrow” known as the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience.
Capstone Turbine Corporation is resuming shipments of its microturbines to Moscow-based BPC Engineering, it's largest Russian distributor.
In an ongoing effort to improve efficiency, reduce costs and lower dependence on local utilities, a growing number of food manufacturing plants have been seeking to implement cutting-edge energy solutions. Prominent among these are microturbine technology.
Without true direct competitors, Capstone has been both advantaged and tested by its singular position in the microturbine market. Financing has been a challenge for some customers. Not anymore.
Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL) has developed a landfill project for Eastern Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC) where a 30kW Capstone microturbine is installed to produce power from landfill gas.
Capstone has begun to receive orders for its new C1000S Signature series microturbine, announced at the 2015 Power-Gen International show in Las Vegas.
More than 3,600 combined heat and power (CHP) systems are installed across North America, saving money, improving energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And, many of those systems are run with small, compact, light-weight and low-emission microturbines.
The President and CEO of Capstone Turbine, the world’s leading manufacturer of low-emission microturbine systems, sees a lot of reason for optimism in the company’s future as the trend towards decarbonisation gathers pace.
The York (Pennsylvania) Wastewater Treatment Plant uses Capstone microturbines to generate heat and power.
Propane-powered microturbines have drawn interest as generation sources for microgrids. Oncor’s System Operating Services Facility near Dallas (POWER’s 2015 Smart Grid Award winner), employs a Capstone microturbine running on propane to back up its solar array and other technologies. Capstone projects in Chile and the U.S. state of California are also mentioned.
Capstone partners with the Argonne National Laboratory for participation in the U.S. Department of Energy's Technologist in Residence (TIR) pilot program. The technologist pair will explore new focus areas in an effort to continue the advancement of world-class CHP solutions.
Microturbines offer big power in a small package, and their small noise and vibrational footprint means multiple units can be easily deployed in institutional settings without requiring extensive accommodations.
The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience is an HEV technology development platform that was developed in support of the company’s industry-leading sustainability program. A Capstone microturbine is one of the technologies used that saves fuel and releases fewer emissions.
Manufacturers of onsite energy solutions must be willing to adapt to economic fluctuations and stricter environmental regulations. Despite the volatility of the power production industry, Capstone Turbine is strategically navigating the Oil and Gas market to promote the adoption of microturbine technology.
Los Angeles Times overviews Capstone microturbines as they apply to hybrid electric vehicles, and specifically, the Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience. The article also discusses some of the benefits of implementing microturbines for alternative power generation.
COSPP spoke with two microturbine firms at opposite ends of the market spectrum - one the established market leader, with an 85% market share; one a new sector entrant with significant market potential - to discover the commonalities and differences in how each has strategized its market approach.
From pig farms to breweries, Capstone's microturbines are making full circle cogeneration an economically and environmentally friendly reality for a diversity of industries.
A C600 microturbine will power an oil processing platform off the western coast of Africa and run on casing gas (waste gas) produced onsite.
Two Capstone SC600 dual mode microturbines, designed specifically for high humidity environments, will provide primary power to a facility and onsite equipment at an oilfield project in Alaska.
A Capstone C1000 microturbine will be installed in a CCHP application to provide 1MW of power, 1.75 MMBTU per hour of hot water and 288 tons of chilled water to Messiah College in Grantham, Pennsylvania.
A 65kW propane fueled Capstone microturbine helps to power a state-of-the-art microgrid for Texas's largest transmission company. The project won the 2015 POWER Smart Grid award.
A grid connect C1000 microturbine will utilize the associated gas, also known as flare gas, produced by a central Saskatchewan energy company through a successfully negotiated power purchase agreement (PPA) with Kineticor.
South Coast AQMD and Southern California Edison add 23 propane-fueled Capstone microturbines to the electric system on Catalina Island to help reduce air pollution and cut diesel fuel use on the island.
The microturbines and new digester equipment generate 40 percent of the plant’s electricity usage.
F-D-S Manufacturing generates electricity onsite using natural-gas-fired Capstone microturbines for cogeneration, helping to lower their carbon footprint and operating expenses.
Capstone distributor, E-Finity, installs a Capstone C800 microturbine at the Pennsylvania State Employees Credit Union (PSECU) to provide supplemental heat and electricity to its data center.
Capstone distributor, GEM Energy, installs a CCHP system at Washtenaw Community College. The natural gas powered microturbine system generates electricity and hot water on-site for use in campus buildings, saving the college $60k a year in energy costs.
Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, comments on today’s changing energy landscape, the potential challenges, and future market growth in the gas turbine business sector.
Rob Gleason, Senior Vice President of Product Development, talks about Capstone’s air bearing technology as an alternative way to generate power without the need for oil or lubricants.
Four C65 Capstone Microturbines power the equipment at a remote natural gas facility in the Southwestern United States. The microturbines provide power to run the water injection plants and water transfer units at the site.
Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, comments on the growing demand for onsite generation for mission-critical business.
The combined heat and power system at the Pittsfield Waste Water Treatment Plant utilize three C65 Capstone microturbines to generate electricity in summer and heat in winter.
Cuatro Microturbinas Capstone operan en paralelo, entregando energía eléctrica, agua caliente para servicios sanitarios y calefacción en el Hotel Corralco.
Twenty-five natural gas powered C30 microturbines generate both electrical power and hot water for heating and cooling at Harbec Plastics.
A liquid-fueled Capstone C30 provides onboard power and heat to the world’s first microturbine powered super yacht, Royal Huisman "Lethantia".
Twin Birch Farm, a dairy operation with approximately 1,170 cows, now has seven 30kW Capstone microturbines.
Interview with Capstone’s CEO, Darren Jamison on secure power solutions for organizations concerned with high energy costs, power quality and reliability, and reduced carbon footprint.
Interview with Capstone’s CEO, Darren Jamison on how Capstone’s foothold has expanded in the U.S. shale plays.
Two Capstone C65 Microturbines help the Wausau Wastewater Treatment Plant improve energy efficiency.
Ability to meet stringent air quality emissions rules, “plug and play” are among features attractive to digester operators at WWTPs.
A Capstone-site located in the city of Janesville, Wisconsin, recently completed a project converting biogas from the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The biogas is used to power four 65kW and one 200kw Capstone microturbines.
Capstone charges into the industry to boost sales by supplying oil and gas companies with turbines that generate electricity. The oil and gas industry is quickly becoming one of the company’s largest markets by receiving repeat orders from satisfied customers who prefer the turbines’ use of flare gas, its compact size, low fuel use, and its low emissions. Capstone hopes to tap into other markets, such as the transportation market, by leveraging its oil and gas success and showcasing the overall benefits of the turbine itself. This article was published in the Los Angeles Business Journal (LABJ), and reprinted with permission of the LABJ.
A 1.8MW natural gas microturbine and other components for a combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) plant in Bucharest, Romania is being provided by Capstone distributor, Greenvironment Plc. The CCHP plant will be based at a building in Sun Plaza shopping Mall.
Abastible actualmente cuenta, dentro de sus áreas de desarrollo, con la cogeneración simultánea de energía elétrica y térmica sin emplear más combustible que el necesario par la producción de electricidad.
Microturbine efficiency and reliability drive appeal, as customers seek to reduce emissions and lower maintenance costs.
LNG export terminals, ethylene crackers, power plants, and pipelines compressors are all part of the shale gas bonanza.
Thanks to work by Greenvironment two Capstone 200kW microturbine combined heat and power (CHP) plants will be built in Germany to convert associated petroleum gas (APG) from the extraction of crude oil into electricity as well as heat. But this is only part of the bigger picture, as WIP reports.
The City of Janesville, Wisconsin, is investing in technology to use biogas to generate electricity, recover usable heat, and produce CNG fuel for city vehicles.
West Lafayette and Purdue University collaborate on a program to feed digesters with cafeteria scraps, boost methane production, and save money.
The Syracuse University Green Data Center uses novel techniques such as CCHP with microturbines and absorption chillers to reduce energy use, creating a model its designers hope to replicate with other data centers as computer energy consumption soars.
Executives quickly are learning alternative energy systems achieve greater energy efficiency and can dramatically reduce energy consumption - thus lowering both operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions. In a combined heat and power (CHP) or combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) application, such as the application at the Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia, microturbines produce reliable electricity and thermal power onsite from a single fuel.
For the past 15 months Capstone Hybrid UPS MicroTurbines have been installed in one of the world’s greenest data centres based at Syracuse Univeristy, New York, USA. The facility, which opened 15 months ago, uses 50% less energy and produces fewer greenhouse gases.
Offering a more reliable source than the grid, microturbines provide over 90% efficiency in a CCHP mode at Syracuse University.
Innovative dairy fuels green energy microturbines with manure.
Basic Systems Inc. designed the expansion of a gas storage facility in remote north central Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Six Capstone C65 MicroTurbines were initially installed to provide the additional power required for the expansion.
Cognac, the lavish spirit noted for its double-distillation process, is only labelled ‘Cognac’ if produced in the Cognac region of France. WIP looks at the vital role Cognac’s vinasse plays in helping a methane-fuelled Capstone C800 CHP Power Package to create electricity for the grid.
Microturbine technology has evolved from early systems of 30kW to 70kW to today’s systems, which can have individual ratings of 200kW to 250kW. Packages up to 1MW are now available that can be assembled into multipac units for projects of 5MW to 10MW. These modern units are packaged with integrated digital protection, synchronization, and controls; they produce high combined heat and power efficiencies and they are capable of using multiple fuels.
Capstone Turbine has sold a C1000 natural gas-fired turbine to a specialty meat producer in Italy seeking to improve its onsite power capacity.
A microturbine built by Capstone Turbine is Columbia University’s latest and highly significant energy conservation and greenhouse gas reduction effort.
The turbine system was installed at Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey, in October of 2009 to help the college better serve the community as a Salem County Red Cross Disaster Relief Shelter.
US 1 Industries is to field a turbine Class 8 as first of CalMotors-Parker Hannifin line.
Capstone Turbine plans to enter the marine energy systems market, a market that represents potential sales of US$800 million for the company, is slated for June with the introduction of a 75-foot (23-meter)prototype boat based on Capstone’s microturbine energy technology.
Capstone Hybrid UPS microturbines are installed at Syracuse University’s Green Data Center.
Salem Community College in Carneys Point, New Jersey, and Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, both use Capstone Microturbines to provide power to major buildings on their campuses.
Three C65 microturbines, using Philadelphia Gas Works’ (PGW) clean burning natural gas, make Four Seasons hotel Philadelphia the first scale customer in Philadelphia to use the ultra-clean technology and will drastically reduce the hotel’s energy usage and carbon emissions.
IBM (NYSE: IBM), Syracuse University, with partners IBM and New York State, today celebrated the construction of its new Green Data Center (GDC) — a showcase of world-class innovations in advanced energy-efficient information technology and building systems.
The Capstone CMT-380 hybrid, based on a Factory Five sports car chassis, uses a 30kW/40 hp turbine engine to provide power to charge its Li-ion battery pack.
The Syracuse data center uses 12 microturbines from Capstone, which are fueled by natural gas and can provide all of the facility’s energy needs.
CLEAN: Electric car, new generation hybrids on display.
Capstone Turbine Corporation introduces the CMT-380, featuring an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine under the hood of the borrowed Factory Five Racing GTM body.
Capstone Turbine Corporation’s CMT-380 — an extended-range electric supercar that extends the 80-mile (129-kilometer)range of its lithium-ion battery pack up to 500 miles with an onboard generator turned by a turbine engine — will be unveiled at the LA Auto Show.
Federal stimulus dollars are being used in Pennsylvania to install five Capstone C65 ICHP MicroTurbines sold by Capstone Turbine distributor E-finity.
Langford Performance Engineering’s Whisper Eco-Logic, a modified Ford S-Max crossover, gets up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) on electric power alone and can reach a top speed of 80 mpg (129 kilometers per gallon)thanks to a C30 MicroTurbine
This CHP system will utilize the Capstone Turbine Corporation C1000 Power Package as the power generator and integrate it with an advanced technology double-effect absorption chiller sized to efficiently utilize the C1000 exhaust.
Energy-generating Capstone microturbines recently installed on the roof of the Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, are a part of the growing green trend around the country.
US$1 million grant will be used to cut energy costs, create jobs.
Rudolph/Libbe beefs up division installing microturbine generators.
Working with local Capstone distributor, E-Finity Distributed Generation, officials at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, PA, boost efficiency and cut emissions by installing low-emission Capstone microturbines.
Wastewater plant in Sheboygan, Wisconsin succeeds with project to cut energy costs while increasing energy production in its anaerobic digesters.
Capstone Turbine Corporation, replaces the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) battery.
Officials at Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, PA, weary of the 90-year old, inefficient coal-fired system of the campus — and the high emissions associated with burning coal — moved on to a next-generation technology for their heating and electric needs by installing five Capstone C60 low-emission microturbines that produced a combined 300kW of electricity. In 2007, working with local Capstone distributor E-Finity Distributed Generation, the systems were upgraded to 65kW turbines with heat recovery modules (CHP) systems.
Turbomachinery International: The Global Journal of Energy Equipment
Microturbines use sustainable methane to save money at Santa Margarita Water District.
Bigger seems to be the theme at Capstone Turbine this year, a company known for its low-emission 30kW and 65kW turbines. Bigger turbines that generate more power and larger contracts in key industries are among the news from the company.
For two decades, operators of the La Ciotat landfill in La Ciotat, a picturesque town along the Mediterranean coast of France, flared the methane that was formed from decomposition of trash. But when town authorities learned that electricity could be generated from the waste gas, they jumped at the idea.
Capstone Turbine Corp. has introduced its 1MW C1000 Power Package designed for power generation in oil and gas, hospital, industrial, municipal, retail, landfill, and other applications. The package, based on a 30 ft. long ISO container, includes up to five C200 MicroTurbines, each with a 200kW output.
Capstone Turbine Corporation, the leading manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, has announced that its Model C65kW MicroTurbine systems are the first microturbines to be certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) to the latest UL 1741 interconnection standards that became effective on 7 May, 2007.
Growth, modernization, and urbanization in many regions of Asia have created both energy supply shortages and a growing source of free fuel: biogas. Here, Phil Vessa and Peter Dorner explore the experiences of using biogas and other waste gases for energy production using microturbines.
Description of a CHP installation including two Capstone MicroTurbines in this Landmark Store, a Greenwich Village fixture since 1946.
Technologies that connect the biogas line to the power line include cooling and clean up components, microturbines and reciprocating gas engines, and control systems.
Liberalization of energy markets was meant to be a wholly positive move for efficient decentralized energy. However, in many parts of the world, the execution of the liberalization process was flawed, leaving incomplete and combersome market structures. Now, following suggestions to roll back energy liberalization in parts of the US, Elisa Wood looks at the likely impact on DE.
The Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience (WAVE) equipped with a Capstone Microturbine hybrid engine improves fuel economy and gives the truck a greater range.
The innovative Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience WAVE is a tractor-trailer combination that features a Capstone microturbine-powered range extending series hybrid powertrain.
Del Llano, ganador del Premio Portafolio 2013 en la categoría de Protección al medioambiente quieren ser un ejemplo para firmas pequeñas del sector.
Four Capstone C65 Hybrid UPS Microturbines are at the heart of the innovative combined cooling, heating, and power system at the University of Toledo's "Green Data Center".
Capstone Microturbines offer clear benefits in performance and cost for onsite projects with a wide range of generation solutions.
As marine diesel faces new emissions curbs, ship owners look to LNG for fuel.
Brightergy Microturbine, LLC is looking to become a distributed generation utility, combining Capstone microturbines and solar.
Faced with high utility costs for electricity and heat, H2Oasis, Alaska's only indoor waterpark, installed microturbines that produce electricity and heat for the facility.
CHP solutions are gaining a foothold as more US business owners and companies are learning the many financial and environmental benefits.
Three Capstone microturbines used in a CHP application power Dominion Transmission's Crayne Compression Station in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. The Crayne Compression Station is 100 percent self-sufficient and can generate electricity and heat during a power outage in the region.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has won an order to supply three Hybrid UPS units to create a combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) that will supply critical power load for an US data centre in Monterey Park, belonging to gas utility Southern California Gas Company.
Capstone received an order for three patented C65 Hybrid Uninterruptible Power Source (Hybrid UPS) units for installation at a data center owned and operated by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), the nation's largest natural-gas distribution utility.
Capstone received a major order for one of the most prominent privately held real estate and investment firms in the United States.
Fresno, Ohio based Pearl Valley Cheese has installed a cheese waste fueled 65 kW C65 Capstone microturbine to save the company more than $40,000 per year in electricity costs.
DesignLine has ordered 34 C30 microturbines from Capstone to integrate into Eco Saver IV range-extended electric buses for the Denver Regional Transportation District (RTD).
Capstone recently received an order for 100 microturbines for $6.4 million from its Russian distributor BPC Engineering for a new pipeline project.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has received orders totaling 5MW from one of its Mexican distributors, DTC Soluciones Inmobiliarias SA de CV.
CONSOL Energy Inc. estimates that the Capstone clean-and-green 200kW microturbine will eliminate 6,486 tons of carbon dioxide produced from coal bed methane from the atmosphere each year.
Facilities around the country are seeking ways in which greater efficiencies can be derived through HVAC systems.
Video of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on February 26, 2013, with testimony from Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing.
Transcript of Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Jim Crouse, testimony at the House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on February 26, 2013
Capstone Turbine were a recipient of the award in 2011 and it shows how quality is recognized in this sector.
Southern California's Capstone Turbine reports additional demand for its fuel-versatile engines for the Eagle Ford Shale.
Capstone receives 5 MW contract, adds to shale play producer's Eagle Ford fleet.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has announced that it received another follow-on order from a large Australian coal seam gas company.
Two LNG fueled Capstone C30 microturbines onboard the Argonon Type-C tanker in the Rhine River in Europe, operate in an N+1 setting and serve as the main electrical power supply.
Denver's Regional Transportation District TransTeq fleet of 36 CNG hybrid buses, powered by Capstone Microturbines have logged more than 5 million miles.
On December 7, Cinzia Iacono has become the first woman in Europe to obtain Capstone Turbine Corporation's official ASP certificate (Authorized Service Provider) which will allow her to perform routine maintenance on Capstone C65 gas turbines. IBT Group is pleased to congratulate Cinzia for the prestigious achievement.
La empresa Capstone, especialista mundial en microturbinas fundada en 1988 y con casa matriz y fábrica en California llegó a la Argentina para presentar sus productos.
Historically low gas prices and high utility rates are sparking inquiries and fueling sales.
Efficiency, the smart grid, and high hopes for renewable energy are all dependent upon cutting-edge energy storage.
The flywheels-versus-batteries debate continues uniterrupted, along with demand for "bigger and better" backup. In Capstone Turbine's case, the demand comes in the form of a spinning turbine.
Campuses and schools, such as Capstone distributor BHP's University of Toledo site, are serving as "living laboratories" for model efficiency and future energy challenges.
Energy efficiency and solid economics have made combined heat and power (CHP) technology an attractive choice for distributed energy projects like Capstone-site FDS Manufacturing in Pomona California where they are utilizing six C65 microturbines.
The Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has installed Capstone microturbines that generate nearly 200kW. The system reduces the facility's annual energy costs by 30% and the combined heat and power design provides the hotel with all its hot water needs and 15% of its heating needs. CHP microturbines are touted for their use in hotels, telecom facilities, large retailers, university campuses, hospitals, data centers, landfills, oil and gas facilities, and hybrid electric vehicles, where onboard microturbines recharge electric batteries, increasing range.
Alternative fuel and technology options make onsite power an economical choice.
Advancements in turbines allow plant managers to increase output incrementally in some power configurations, for optimal power utilizations.
The Capstone C1000 MicroTurbine purchased by York's sewage plant will save energy, cut operational costs, and protect the environment by generating electricity through burning methane gas, a byproduct of sewage treatment. The turbine will save more than US$227,000 in energy costs annually for the plant.
DesignLine Corp, the developer and producer of the world's most advanced All–Electric Bus (Eco-Smart II) and Range Extended Electric Bus (Eco-Saver IV) for mass transit, announced today the commencement of funding under its US$50 million syndicated financing.
Modernizing water facilities with onsite power.
Recent financially beneficial applications demonstrate the potential for electricity generation and water heating and cooling.
Capstone Turbine Corporation announced that its New England distributor, Earthwise Energy Technologies, LLC (An Arden Building Company) of Pawtucket, RI, sold a C1000 that will be installed at a major hospital in Massachusetts to provide combined heat and electrical power.
Now, more than ever, facilities depending on mission-critical loads must be able to stay up and running as soon as possible.
CHP solutions are driving a new era of growth as businesses and institutions strive for energy efficiency and sustainability.
Increasing demand for turbines and microturbines — particularly among small commercial and industrial customers — reflects a growing acceptance of distributed energy.
As those experienced in data center installation and operation know, backup power is not only beneficial, it is essential.
An ever-growing variety of large-scale facilities are turning to onsite power as a way to reduce their reliance on the public grid, secure reliable backup power, and increase energy savings.
Capstone Turbine CEO Darren Jamison on the company's growth in manufacturing microturbines during an interview on Fox Business News Channel's Countdown to the Closing Bell program.
Even as the President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya, he discusses his trip to Latin America to open up markets for US products.
President Obama acknowledges Capstone Turbine's recent sale of US$2 million worth of high-tech energy equipment that will support jobs in America and serve millions of Brazilians in the years to come.
As the U.S.-Brazil relationship deepens, we seek to base our cooperation on strong and dynamic private sectors, a commitment to open and fair trade, and continued economic and energy integration. Strengthening the economic and commercial relationship between the U.S. and Brazil through stronger partnerships on energy (including clean energy, biofuels, and petroleum sectors), infrastructure and development cooperation in third countries will allow both countries to grow and at the same time strengthen the bonds between the U.S. and Latin America.
DesignLine Corporation today announced the results of a multi-year, Enhanced Electric bus, in-service fuel economy and reliability evaluation. During that period, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport DesignLine buses showed increases in fuel economy of up to 41% and maintenance cost reductions up to 93% when compared to the airport's traditional diesel buses.
The Discovery Channel takes a look at the CMT-380, which uses an electric power train with a range-extending diesel-fueled microturbine. A lithium polymer battery pack gives the CMT-380 80 miles of pure electric range, and the microturbine generates power for an additional 500 miles.
Romanian energy service company HospMed Project has ordered a 200kW natural gas-fueled Capstone microturbine as part of a CHP system. The turbine, to be supplied by Greenvironment, will be installed at a hospital in the city of Medias and is scheduled for completion in November 2011. The CHP system serves a dual purpose of supplying electricity and heat to the facility.
New UPS systems are another example of the ability of the latest tech tool to increase efficiency while lowering expenses.
Calnetix, Inc., a global leader in energy efficient high speed motor and generator technologies, components and systems, announced today that certain assets of its subsidiary Calnetix Power Solutions (CPS) have been acquired by GE (NYSE: GE).
Cleantech goes far beyond solar power, according to Shawn Severson. As a managing director of cleantech research with ThinkEquity in San Francisco, he finds mainstream companies poised to cash in on common-sense technologies that save energy and money. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Shawn makes the case that cleantech is as much about saving money as it is about saving the environment.
Capstone was honored to host Senator Barbara Boxer during her visit to Capstone's corporate headquarters.
BT parteciperà a Klimaenergy, il Salone dedicato al risparmio energetico. 23-25 settembre a Bolzano. Stand D25/16 nel settore CD
IBT Group, partner esclusivo di Capstone Turbine Corporation, ha installato un impianto di cogenerazione ad alto rendimento con tecnologia a turbina "senza olio", un brevetto unico al mondo, per far fronte al fabbisogno energetico dell'Hotel Quellenhof di Val Passiria (Trentino Alto Adige).
Capstone Turbine plans to enter the marine energy systems market, a market that represents potential sales of US$800 million for the company, is slated for June with the introduction of a 75-foot prototype boat based on Capstone's microturbine energy technology.
Building owners are beginning to see the benefit of including microturbines in onsite power plans for commercial, industrial, and urban-residential projects.
Masonic Village boosts efficiency and slashes emissions with microturbines.
HelioFocus and Capstone Turbine Corp. have demonstrated a product converting sunlight to electricity with a solar receiver driving a microturbine.
Capstone's CMT-380 hybrid supercar does 150MPH with batteries and a jet engine
Environmentally-sound homes for the poor are a model for everyone else.
Syracuse University, with partners IBM and New York State, celebrated the construction of its new Green Data Center (GDC) — a showcase of world-class innovations in advanced energy-efficient information technology and building systems including 12 C65 natural gas-fueled Capstone microturbines.
With all the press about energy costs sinking data center budgets, along comes a data center that consumes only half the normal power. And it even offers excess heating and cooling to nearby buildings, sometimes returning spare electricity to the grid. This is made possible in part with the help of 12 Capstone microturbines fueled by natural gas.
New facility a showcase of energy efficient design and function, and a test bed for data center optimization.
The Syracuse data center, built with partners IBM and New York State, features an onsite CCHP system that uses 12 natural gas-fueled Capstone microturbines to generate all the electricity for the center and cooling for the computer servers.
Syracuse University, teaming with IBM and NY State just opened what is likely the world's most energy-stingy data center. The system includes 12 natural gas-fueled microturbines by Capstone Turbine Corp.
Tesla has done alot to disprove the notion that hybrid and electric vehicles are wimpier than their gasoline-powered counterparts, but Capstone Turbine may have the final word with its CMT-380 hybrid supercar. The vehicle, which is still in the concept stages, is powered by lithium-ion batteries and a microturbine jet engine.
A Factory Five GTM Body gets used for a jet engine experiment, SpeedART tunes the Porsche Panamera, Lotus rumors and spy photos of the Esprit replacement.
La CMT-380 est une voiture de sport hybride dotée d'une turbine, elle sera dévoilée lors du prochain Salon de Los Angeles.
Ibrida elettrica/diesel a turbina, ma è solo una concept
The CMT-380 Microturbine Supercar features a microturbine under the hood that is basically an "ultra-clean and quiet jet engine," and the announced performance specs bear this out: 0-60 mph is taken care of in a quick 3.9 seconds and the top speed is listed at 150 mph.
Capstone Turbine Corporation introduces the CMT-380, featuring an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine under the hood of the borrowed Factory Five Racing GTM body.
Set to debut at the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show, the CMT-380 prototype hybrid can hit 0-60mph in 3.9 seconds, has a range of 580 miles, and is propelled in part by an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine
Capstone Turbine Corporation will introduce its own its range extended electric supercar at the LA Auto Show.
The CMT-380 hybrid is powered by a combination of lithium polymer batteries and an ultra-low emissions, range-extending microturbine engine that runs on diesel or biodiesel.
The CMT-380 hybrid powertrain uses li-ion batteries along with the Capstone C30 microturbines to reach a range of 500 miles per tank, with 80 of those miles available in pure-electric mode.
The CMT-380, developed via a concept from an employee of video game company Electronic Arts, does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and hits a top speed of 150 MPH.
2009 LA Auto Show Preview
Capstone Turbine has unveiled the CMT-380, a prototype hybrid supercar propelled by an electric powertrain as well as what the company calls an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine.
The Capstone Turbine CMT-380 Revolutionizes Electric Vehicles
When the grid sags, improved distributed energy technologies, such as Capstone MicroTurbines used at the 6,000-square-foot Syracuse University data center, can help balance supply and demand.
The CMT-380 uses an electric power train with a range-extending diesel-fueled microturbine. A lithium polymer battery pack gives the CMT-380 80 miles of pure electric range, and the microturbine generates power for an additional 500 miles.
Capstone Turbine Corporation introduces the CMT-380, featuring an ultra-clean and quiet jet engine under the hood of the borrowed Factory Five Racing GTM body.
Features a Capstone C30 (30-kilowatt) microturbine that runs on diesel or biodiesel.
Capstone Turbine will unveil its CMT-380 prototype at the Los Angeles Auto Show, a high-performance, hybrid-electric supercar powered by a low-emission, range-extending microturbine engine and traditional batteries.
Fleets of hybrid-electric buses are becoming more and more popular in major cities across the globe, especially in New York City and Manhattan. Although their initial cost is high, they produce less pollution, they get better fuel economy, and provide a smoother, quieter ride.
View video of energy efficient, state-of-the-art technologies at the Union Gas Burlington regional centre which includes four natural-gas powered Capstone microturbines.
This article was written in WaterWorld, dated December 10, 2008. When it was time to upgrade the outdated boiler used to heat anaerobic digesters at the City of Sheboygan's wastewater treatment plant in 2003, the Wisconsin facility's superintendent turned to 10 Capstone Microturbines that use methane gas created by solid waste to generate electricity and heat, cutting the plant's electric and natural gas bills.
Twelve Capstone microturbines stand as one of the first examples of CHP operations in Manhattan.
On this video, you will see scenes and details from PowerGen Europe, dated June 3-5, 2008,and an interview with Darren Jamison, President & CEO of Capstone Turbine Corporation.
The announcement appeared in CHP and On-Site Power Production Magazine: Casptone Turbine Corp has received a follow-on order from its Switzerland-based distributor for its C200 MicroTurbine systems. Capstone's distributor, Verdesis Suisse SA, ordered the systems.
The article was written by J. Alex Tarquinio and was published in the New York Times on March 26, 2008: Astor Wines and Spirits went beyond the conventional notions of a wine shop. Deep in the basement, the company installed a complex mechanical system to generate energy for its businesses.
The article was written by Stephen Del Percio in GreenBuildingsNYC.com, on March 11, 2008 as follows: Last week, RSP Systems installed the first microturbines in New York City pursuant to a new rule for their installation and use that Mayor Bloomberg signed into law last December.
U.S. Commerce Assistant Secretary David Bohigian today announced 18 U.S. companies will join the second U.S. Clean-Energy Trade Mission. The mission will make stops in Beijing, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.
Charlotte/Douglas International Airport is cleaning up its act — at least when it comes to ferrying passengers and others around the complex. The airport is buying two hybrid-powered buses, which are more fuel-efficient than standard ones, for US$880,000. "It's for the environment," says Jerry Orr, city aviation director...Plus, the turbine-engine system of the new buses will eliminate about 95% of the greenhouse-gas emissions, Orr says.
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's ambitious sustainability plan for New York's future makes expanding the use of alternative power sources a top priority.
A commitment to sustainability and energy efficiency has produced a unique combination of distributed generation systems at California State University Northridge.
Brooklyn rec center is off to a fast start to saving millions in power costs.
A Partnership of state and federal agencies uses fuel cells and microturbines to reduce energy and pollution at an aluminum-recycling plant.
Three years ago the Minnesota Department of Commerce and the city of Albert Lea installed four 30kW Capstone MicroTurbines at the city's wastewater treatment plant in an effort to save electricity and natural gas through the incorporation of distributed generation.
Six Capstone C65 Microturbines installed in a CCHP application help Viking Yacht Company produce electricity for their plant needs.
Whether contracted out or performed in house, regular maintenance of turbine systems is integral to efficiency and reliability.
Capstone Turbine Corporation has introduced its 1MW, C1000 Power Package designed for electric power generation in oil and gas, hospital, industrial, municipal, retail, landfill, and other applications. The package, based on a 9-meter-long (30-foot-long) ISO container includes up to five, C200 microturbines each with a 200kW output.