Capstone Turbine Corporation develops, manufactures, markets, and services microturbine technology solutions for use in stationary distributed power generation applications, including cogeneration (combined heat and power (CHP), integrated CHP (ICHP), and combined cooling, heat and power), renewable energy, natural resources and critical power supply. The company’s microturbines could be used as battery charging generators for hybrid electric vehicle applications. Its microturbines are sold, installed, and serviced primarily through its global distribution network. Together, the company offers new and remanufactured parts, as well as a Factory Protection Plan. The company’s 30 kilowatt (kW) (C30) microturbine could produce enough electricity to power a small convenience store. The 65 kW (C65) microturbine could produce enough heat to provide hot water to a 100-room hotel while also providing about one-third of its electrical requirements. Its 200 kW (C200) microturbine is well suited for larger hotels, office buildings and wastewater treatment plants, among others. By packaging the C200 microturbine power modules into an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) sized container, the company has created a family of microturbine offerings from 600 kW up to 1 megawatt in a compact footprint. Its 600kW, 800kW and 1000 kW (C1000 Series) microturbines are suited for utility substations, larger commercial and industrial facilities and remote oil and gas applications. The company’s microturbines combine patented air-bearing technology, advanced combustion technology and power electronics to form emission electricity and cooling and heat production systems. Capstone microturbines could be fueled by various sources, including natural gas, propane, sour gas, renewable fuels, such as landfill or digester gas, kerosene, diesel and biodiesel. The company’s C1000 Series product was developed based on Capstone’s C200 microturbine engine. The C1000 Series product could be configured into 1,000 kW, 800 kW and 600 kW solutions in a single ISO-sized container. The company owns the 100 kW (TA100) microturbine product line from Calnetix Power Solutions, Inc. The TA100 microturbine is similar to the company’s product design compared to other microturbine products in the industry. The company sells complete microturbine units, subassemblies, components, and various accessories. It also remanufactures microturbine engines and provides after-market parts and services. The company’s microturbines are sold primarily through distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Distributors purchase the company’s products for sale to end users and also provide application engineering and installation support. Distributors are also required to provide various additional services, including engineering the applications in which the microturbines would be used, installation support of the products at the end users' sites, commissioning the installed applications and providing post-commissioning service. The company’s distributors perform as value-added resellers. OEMs integrate the company’s products into their own product solutions. As of March 31, 2016, the company had 593 units, or 113.7 megawatts, in total backlog. The company’s microturbines incorporate four major design features: advanced combustion technology, patented air-bearing technology, digital power electronics and remote monitoring capability. Its advanced combustion technology allows Capstone microturbines to achieve low emissions with a design geared towards manufacturability. The company’s proprietary Capstone Remote Monitoring Software (CRMS) allows end users to operate and manage the microturbine remotely. Unlike the technology of other power sources that require on-site monitoring and maintenance, the CRMS allows end users to monitor their microturbine systems remotely. The electrical output of the company’s units could be paralleled in multiple unit configurations through its Advanced Power Server product and a digital communications cable to serve larger installations requiring electrical loads up to 10 megawatts. The company’s products
capstone turbine corp (CPST:NASDAQ CM)
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Chatsworth, CA 91311
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