Media Events

Signing a Contract Extension with Samsung

Mr. Darren Jamison, President and CEO of Capstone and Mr. Chang-Soo Kim, Executive Vice President, Plant & Machinery Business Unit of Samsung signing agreement at Capstone's headquarters in Chatsworth, CA.

Capstone Turbine Corporation Receives Woelfel Best Mechanical Engineering Achievement Award for its C200 MicroTurbine

Capstone Turbine Corporation was presented the Award of Merit for its C200 MicroTurbine at the ASME-IPTI Petroleum Division Best Mechanical Engineering Award Cocktail Reception on Monday, May 5th, at the Parador venue in Houston, TX during Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) week.

Wachovia Championship Powered with Ultra-Low Emission Turbines

The 2008 Wachovia Championship was clean and green on and off the fairways.  The Championship, held April 29-May 4 in Charlotte, used ultra-low emission, environmentally friendly Capstone MicroTurbines® to supply electricity for air-conditioning, lights, sound systems, and catering operations at the hospitality tent near the practice range at Quail Hollow Club.

The turbines, manufactured by Capstone Turbine Corporation in California, are green energy solutions that reduce the amount of fuel consumed compared with traditional energy solutions, smog-forming NOx, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with global climate change. 

Capstone Receives Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce for Export Achievement

Mr. Israel Hernandez, Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, made the presentations to Mr. Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, in the presence of the employees of Capstone Turbine Corporation. The presentations were preceded by a tour of the company and its manufacturing facility.

Mr. Israel Hernandez of the U.S. Commerce Department and Mr. Jim Crouse of Capstone Turbine Corporation holding the Export Achievement Certification

Capstone Signs New Distributor Agreement for the Oil and Gas Sector in China While Attending US Clean Energy Trade Mission

On January 17, 2008, Capstone Turbine Corporation signed a Distributor Agreement with Shanghai Tech-Steel Petroleum & Natural Gas Technology Development Co. Ltd ("STS") for the oil and gas sector in China while attending US Clean Energy Trade Mission. The signing ceremony took place between Mr. Jim Crouse, Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Capstone Turbine Corporation, and Mr. Li Qiang, General Manager of Tech-Steel. Also present from Capstone were, Mr. Shelby Ahmann, Sr. Vice President, Customer Service, and Mr. Simon Xu, Regional Sales Manager in China. And from Tech-Steel, Mr. Pang GuangMing, Vice General Manager and Mr. Liu DeJiu, Manager of Microturbine Department.

Mr. Jim Crouse Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Capstone Turbine Corporation and Mr. Li Qiang, General of Tech-Steel Sign Distributor Agreement Between the Two Companies

Opening Ceremony of the Biggest Valorisation Unit with Biogas Microturbines in Europe

VERDESIS and Electricite to France (EDF) hosted the opening ceremony of the biggest valorisation unit with biogas microturbines in Europe built, owned and operated by Verdesis at the landfill of Mentaure, Avenue Mistral, in La Ciotat, France.

The event took place on Saturday, July 7th, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. with the honorable presence of Mr. Patrick Bore, Mayor of La Ciotat and of Mr. Alain Belviso, President de la Communaute d'agglomeration du Pays d'Aubagne et de l'Etoile.  Also present, were representatives from Verdesis, EDF and Capstone Turbine Corporation, the manufacturer of the microturbine systems.

Another View of the Biogas Installation at the Landfill of Mentaure in La Ciotat, France

Capstone's Tony Hynes Attending the Opening Ceremonies at the Landfill of Mentaure in La Ciotat, France

The Official Opening of the Greenvironment 1st commercial microgasturbine powerplant

A new chapter in bioenergy was opened with the commissioning of the first microturbine powerplant of Greenvironment ( in Germany.  The microturbines by Capstone Turbine Corporation ( mainly used for natural gas applications from now on also enter the fast growing European biogas market. The Greenvironment expertise and technologies concerning the treatment of biogas combined with the Capstone microturbines prove to be an excellent alternative to the currently used engines in the biogas sector.

On Friday, June 15, 2007, in the presence of 150 invited guests from industry, politics, and press, the first microturbine powerplant with waste heat fired residue digester was officially opened. The next day was organized as "open day" about 350 farmers and others in biogas interested visited the site and came for discussions with the companies involved.

Greenvironment's 1st Commercial Microturbine Powerplant in Kupferzell, Germany

Matti Malkamaki of Greenvironment operating the Capstone Microturbine

Grand Opening: Aerial Tram and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

The Capstone installation in the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) building includes five 60kW integrated Combined Heat & Power (ICHP) units with Copeland compressors, operating on natural gas.  The units provide hot water for the buildings' heating systems, and 300kW of electrical power. The design and installation were a joint effort with Interface Engineering, Siemens Building Automation, and E.C. Company. The project has been a success, and all 5 microturbines are up and running successfully.

In February 2007, the U.S. Green Building Council gave this building its coveted platinum LEED certification. LEED, short for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a system that rates buildings based on their overall systainability (when evaluating buildings, the council considers everything from materials used to air quality and energy efficiency.)

OHSU Installation

WBREDA (West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency) Stepping Forward

WBREDA (West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency) procured two 30kW MicroTurbines along with a gas cleaning system and installed the same. After the trial run and some local modifications WBREDA finally commissioned the country's first microturbine project at Purulia in October 2006. The project was formally inaugurated by Shri Mrinal Banerjee, Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Government of West Bengal in the presence of Mr. Henry F. Jardin, US Consul General at Kolkata on 30 October 2006. The machines are now under operation and providing electricity to two villages in the Purulia district through the West Bengal State Electricity Board grid.

TST Fuel Cell and Microturbine Installation Ribbon Cutting

The event was held in Fontana, California on Wednesday, October 11, 2006 from 11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m. The emcee for the ribbon-cutting ceremony was Mr. James Simonelli, CMC. The program included addresses by dignataries such as the Honorable Mayor Mark Nuaimi of Fontana, Senator Nell Soto, State Senator for the Fontana area, Mr. Dennis Yates, AQMD Governing Board Member, Mr. Andrew Stein, CEO of TST, Mr. Bill Karambelas, Vice President of Fuel Cell Energy, Mr. Steve Gillette, Vice President of Capstone Turbine Corporation, and Mr. Tuan Nguyen of the Southern California Gas Company. 

TST Ribbon Cutting

Plaque Presented to the Speakers at the TST Ribbon Cutting indicating the Fuel Cell and Microturbine Installations

Capstone's Steve Gillette presenting at the TST's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony