Capstone Turbine Adds Distributor for Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri

CHATSWORTH, Calif., July 27, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced it named Interstate Power Solutions as its distributor in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri.

Interstate Power Solutions has supplied and installed high-quality commercial and industrial electrical systems to Midwest companies for more than 25 years. Interstate will offer Capstone microturbines for use in combined heat and power applications, agriculture operations and biogas.

"Interstate has a successful track record of working with companies throughout the Midwest to help improve their energy systems," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. "Interstate will play a key role in introducing Capstone's clean and reliable products to a variety of companies in the region."

"For more than a year we researched low-emission, high-efficiency energy products available and clearly Capstone is the industry leader," said Danny Smith, Interstate President. "Our customers want new and different approaches to energy efficiency and the ability to produce clean and independent power from the grid. With Capstone, we now offer cost-effective microturbines as a customer's primary or back-up power source."

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST) is the world's leading producer of low-emission microturbine systems, and was the first to market commercially viable microturbine energy products. Capstone Turbine has shipped over 4,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. These award-winning systems have logged millions of documented runtime operating hours. Capstone Turbine 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. A UL-Certified ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004 certified company, Capstone is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York metro area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

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