Capstone Receives Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certification for the C200 Product

CHATSWORTH, Calif, Sept. 14, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation ( (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced that it has received Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certification for its C200 MicroTurbine product in accordance with UL 2200 and UL 1741.

"Receiving the UL certification allows us to sell the C200 product in the United States," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "We have had great success selling the product outside of our home market. We hope that we can now enjoy the same success in the U.S."

"We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone with the new C200 product," said Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. "This should open the C200 for the U.S. market with the new administration's focus on increased energy efficiency, renewable portfolio standards and lower greenhouse gas emissions."

About Capstone Turbine

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 4,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) 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 9001:2000 certified company; Capstone Turbine is headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York metro area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai, Singapore and Tokyo.

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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 compliance with UL standards. 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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