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  • Capstone Turbine Corp. (CPST) Announces 1MW Order For CCHP Installation At Hawaiian Resort From Regatta Solutions 0 comments
    Jan 8, 2014 2:39 PM | about stocks: CPST

    Capstone Turbine, the premier clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems in the world, announced today that it had recently received an order for a C1000 microturbine to be installed at a resort in Hawaii for a combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP) application.

    Regatta Solutions acquired the order for a Capstone C1000 dual mode propane high humidity microturbine from Critchfield Pacific Inc., a design-build mechanical contractor based in Hawaii. Critchfield's area of expertise is the installation of energy efficient HVAC systems. According to Ron Swenson, President of Critchfield Pacific, "Capstone microturbines were chosen as the preferred option for power generation due to their high efficiency and ability to provide stable power in Hawaii, where the utility grid can be expensive and unreliable."

    When implemented in a CCHP configuration, the Capstone C1000 gives the hotel the ability to use the exhaust heat of the microturbine in the production of domestic hot water and pool heating via a hot water heat exchanger, while also utilizing an absorption chiller to fulfill the cooling requirements of their facility. The Capstone microturbine was the clear financial selection based on its ability to cut the payback period in half when featured in a CCHP application.

    "Trigeneration provides high efficiency onsite energy production to help customers reduce rising electric costs," said Mark Gilbreth, Chief Technology Officer at Regatta Solutions. "I look forward to this installation being an example for future clients to drive CHP/CCHP technology adoption."

    In addition to boosting the site's overall energy efficiency and reducing costs, the microturbines are dual mode, which enables the facility to function uninterrupted in the event of a power outage. "Capstone's ability to parallel with the existing grid or work independently from the grid ensures the hotel has the energy reliability and availability it requires," said Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing of Capstone Turbine Corp. "Many of our customers have recognized the value in using Capstone products to improve efficiency plus assure power and thermal energy in the event of a utility power outage."

    "In addition, Capstone's low maintenance, low emissions, and ability to operate without lubricating oil and cooling fluids make it a perfect fit for the project. Environmental impact in Hawaii is a key issue, and the choice to use Capstone's clean and green microturbines reflects that," added Crouse.

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    Stocks: CPST
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