Capstone Receives Another Follow-On Order From Large Australian Coal Seam Gas Company

Capstone Receives Another Follow-On Order From Large Australian Coal Seam Gas

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine
Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean
technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today that
it received another follow-on order from a large Australian coal seam gas
company. The initial order in July 2008 was for the supply of 110 C30
microturbines, which was later increased to 154 C30's in 2009. The first
follow-on order was for 44 C30 microturbines in October 2012. The majority of
these units were shipped in November and December 2012. The latest order is
for 36 units increasing the total number of units sold to date to 234 C30
microturbines. These orders are part of a periodical supply contract for the
life of the project, at least five years, received from Capstone's Australian
distributor, Aquatec-Maxcon Pty Ltd.

In Australia, coal seam gas is plentiful. Coal seam gas has been known about
ever since the coal mining industry began in Australia in the early 1900s.
With advances in technology, it has developed into a key transition fuel,
helping to lower Australia's carbon emissions as they move to a lower carbon
future. Coal seam gas now makes up a significant proportion of Australia's
natural gas supply.

Aquatec-Maxcon is Australia's leading provider of water and wastewater
technology and equipment. The C30 microturbines are supplied as integrated
packaged systems by Aquatec-Maxcon for use in remote coal seam gas exploration
and production wells in the Australian Queensland (QLD) outback.

"Aquatec-Maxcon is proud to support what is quickly becoming the largest C30
fleet in the world," stated Ivan Reolon, Aquatec-Maxcon's National Manager of
Sales and Marketing. "This second contract is for an additional supply of
possibly hundreds more Capstone C30 microturbines over a five year period.
This latest order from this new contract is for 36 C30 microturbines, which
are scheduled to be shipped to Aquatec-Maxcon for packaging early this year as
the pace of drilling and installations appears to be increasing in QLD, and
with the possibility of others adopting Capstone technology in QLD coal seam
gas and the coal seam gas market to kick off in New South Wales," added

"This is another significant order by this major coal seam gas producer, which
brings their total fleet up to 234 units providing reliable low emission
electricity twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in a harsh and remote
part of the world," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of
Sales and Marketing.

"Until the global economy strengthens, the oil and gas market will continue to
be our fastest growing market and currently accounts for over 60% of product
revenue," said Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive
Officer. "Capstone continues to see strong repeat business from global oil and
gas producers in the U.S., Russia, Asia, Australia, Canada and South America,"
added Jamison.

Coal seam gas in Australia is used to fuel power stations that generate
electricity to supply major industrial customers, homes and businesses. Coal
seam gas is forming the basis of a major new liquefied natural gas (LNG)
export industry that is expected to deliver substantial economic benefits to
Australia and create many thousands of jobs.

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 6,500 Capstone Microturbine 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
9001:2008 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 and Singapore.

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This press release contains "forward-looking statements," as that term is used
in the federal securities laws, about the advantages of our products, growth
of the oil and gas market and increased opportunities in the Australian coal
seam gas industry. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words such
as "expects," "objective," "intend," "targeted," "plan" and similar phrases.
These forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks
and uncertainties described in Capstone's filings with the Securities and
Exchange Commission that may cause Capstone's actual results to be materially
different from any future results expressed or implied in such statements.
Capstone cautions readers not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Capstone
undertakes no obligation, and specifically disclaims any obligation, to
release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or
circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of
unanticipated events.

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