CHATSWORTH, Calif., Aug. 12, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently expanded its Latin American presence by naming EXI – Electromec its distributor in Costa Rica.

Established in 1986 in San Jose, EXI – Electromec is a power-solutions company and full-service provider of refrigeration, air conditioning and combined heat and power systems for data centers, hospitals, wastewater treatment plants, landfills, agri-business, hotels and other commercial entities in Costa Rica.

“Costa Rica is working to become the world’s first carbon-neutral country,” said Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing. “About 99 percent of all electricity produced in the country comes from renewable sources. Clean-and-green Capstone microturbines are ideal power systems for this country.” “Landfills, wastewater treatment plants and agricultural operations produce high levels of solid and animal waste, which can be used as a renewable energy source,” said Guido Cubero Arroyo, EXI – Electromec President. “Because Capstone microturbines produce on-site electricity from methane gas at these sites, fuel for the microturbines is readily available. In addition, we can capture waste heat from the microturbines and use it to drive absorption chillers for air conditioning or to heat buildings or water. Capstone turbines provide clean, reliable and cost-efficient power.”

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