Capstone Secures 1MW Order From Regatta Solutions for CCHP Installation at Hawaiian Resort

Capstone Secures 1MW Order From Regatta Solutions for CCHP Installation at
Hawaiian Resort

CHATSWORTH, Calif., Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine
Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean
technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, announced today it
recently received an order for a C1000 to be used in a combined cooling, heat,
and power (CCHP) application at a resort in Hawaii.

Regatta Solutions secured the order for a Capstone C1000 dual mode propane
high humidity microturbine from Critchfield Pacific Inc., a design-build
mechanical contractor located in Hawaii that specializes in the installation
of HVAC systems with an emphasis on energy efficiency. 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."

The Capstone C1000 implemented in a CCHP configuration allows the hotel to
also utilize the exhaust heat of the microturbine to provide domestic hot
water and pool heating via a hot water heat exchanger, while also able to
satisfy the cooling needs of their facility through the use of an absorption
chiller. Utilizing the Capstone microturbine in a CCHP application cut the
payback period in half, making it the clear choice from a financial
standpoint.

"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.

About Capstone Turbine Corporation

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (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 approximately 7,000 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 suitability of our products in
Hawaii, future adoption of CHP/CCHP technology and the environmental
advantages of our products. 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.

"Capstone" and "Capstone MicroTurbine" are registered trademarks of Capstone
Turbine Corporation. All other trademarks mentioned are the property of their
respective owners.

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