Capstone Follow-On Order for 10 Microturbines Signals Smooth Sailing for Super Yachts

Capstone Follow-On Order for 10 Microturbines Signals Smooth Sailing for Super

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine
Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean
technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, expands its presence
in the marine market with a follow-on order of 2 C65 and 8 C30 Capstone
Microturbines from German based Microturbine Marine Energy (MME), which
recently entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with

The ultra-low emission, diesel-fueled units are for use in a marine auxiliary
application. Auxiliary power plays a crucial role on luxury yachts and
commercial vessels, providing power for navigation, communication and computer
systems; on-board lights; heat; galley and elevator operations; helicopter
landing pads; and more.

MME's follow-on order comes at the culmination of a successful year-long
operation of a Capstone C30 aboard the Royal Huisman "Lethantia," a 44-meter
(144-foot) schooner. With the C30, the Lethantia was the world's first super
yacht to run with a Capstone microturbine powered MME generator.

"What we got with the microturbine was exactly what we dreamed of," said
Siegfried Steiner, Lethantia's owner and MME CEO. "This system provides
responsible yacht owners sustainable energy without compromise to the comfort
and enjoyment of the onboard experience."

"I had great hopes of what might be achieved with a microturbine system, but
the results totally exceeded my expectations," he added. "There is absolutely
no vibration, no exhaust noise, and no smell. It's almost like operating
continuously on batteries without the need for recharging. I feel I have
finally come back to the simple pleasures and tranquility of sailing as it
used to be." (Click here for a video about this project.) link to video>>

In late 2011, two Capstone C30 liquid natural gas (LNG) microturbines were
installed by Dutch distributor Pon Power in the first-of-its-kind application
aboard the Argonon, a Type C Tanker. Operating in a role of inland shipping
along Europe's Rhine River, the units are configured in an N+1 setting and
serve as the ship's main electrical power supply. (Click here for the MTS
Argonon Video Case Study.)link to video>>

"As the trend in energy supply on super yachts moves aggressively towards
sustainable energy in a clean and quiet application, installations like the
Lethantia's continue to demonstrate that Capstone microturbines truly are well
suited for marine applications across the globe," said Darren Jamison,
Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. 

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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