US Senator Barbara Boxer who also chairs the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works has always been instrumental in the creation of clean energy jobs and as well as in brawling against global warming. She even joined Massachusetts Senator John Kerry in writing the Clean Energy Jobs and American Power Act of 2009 last year. It was a legislation geared towards minimizing America’s reliance on foreign oil, focusing on global warming, and establishing millions of clean energy jobs as well.
Recently, Senator Boxer visited the manufacturing plant and global headquarters of Capstone Turbine Corporation at Chatsworth, California. Her visit was based on four objectives: to gain knowledge on the company’s clean-and-green energy technology to acknowledge Capstone for establishing clean tech manufacturing jobs for the American people; and to show her appreciation towards the company’s success in selling US made energy products abroad. At the same time, it was an opportunity for the Senator and the Capstone executives to convene and tackle about America’s needs for a comprehensive climate and energy policy that will help in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions as well as in providing clean-energy technology jobs for California and the United States as a whole. Clean Energy and Green Consultants are needed badly for both the consumer and technology markets and will be in great demand in the years ahead.
“It was an honor to host Senator Boxer and show her how microturbine technology contributes to the fight against local pollution and global climate change,” said Darren Jamison, Capstone President and CEO. “She understands that government support of this type of clean technology creates green-collar jobs across the nation. Capstone encourages the U.S. government to develop strong policies and regulations that will reward companies that install low-emission energy products made and sold in the USA.”
Despite of the worldwide economic recession, Capstone Turbine Corporation remained strong together with its 185 employees and even grows 40% year over year for each of the past two years. These made Capstone a forefront in cleaning technology and considered to be the world’s leading technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems.
Jim Crouse, Capstone’s Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “Many Capstone distributors and customers in the U.S. are looking for ways to finance projects that feature microturbines or other clean-energy technologies.” Furthermore, he was happy to note about the Senator’s actions capital markets. “We welcome the Senator’s proposal to free up capital markets so more green-energy projects can be deployed in the United States.”
Headquartered in the Los Angeles area with sales and/or service centers in the New York Metro Area, Mexico City, Nottingham, Shanghai and Singapore, Capstone has been the first company to sell commercially viable microturbine energy products as well as in shipping over 5,000 Capstone MicroTurbine(R) systems to customers worldwide. Capstone’s customers and distributors are assured that they have the best because of the company’s UL-Certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications as well being a member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Combined Heat and Power Partnership (which aims to improve the efficiency of the nation’s energy infrastructure and to reduce emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases).
As the world’s leading technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, Capstone boasts of its low-emission microturbines that sure are one of the cleanest combustion technologies available in today’s market. Just mention almost any place you can think, these high-quality microturbines are installed. Producing around 30 kilowatts to 5 megawatts of clean, low-emission power, these microturbines are installed in green office buildings, hospitals, data centers, landfills, wastewater-treatment plants, agricultural operations, hotels, schools and universities, offshore oil rigs, remote natural-gas pumping stations, and even hybrid-electric buses and trucks.
Because Capstone continually lives up to being the world’s best, it has received prestigious awards for the past two years. In 2009, U.S. Department of Commerce awarded them with the President’s “E” Award for Exports and was also honored with a Certificate of Export Achievement by the same department in 2008. Under the Obama administration, Capstone officials joined the first U.S. Trade Mission to China in June 2010.
Furthermore, the company’s research and development team strived hard to bring another product, the Capstone Drive Solution. The Capstone Drive Solution is useful for hybrid-electric trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine applications. Because it’s easier for vehicles, equipment manufacturers and boat builders to integrate Capstone C30 and C65 microturbines into a series hybrid-electric vehicle or vessel, emissions are likely minimized while efficiency is increased.
Capstone does live on to making the world a better place to live in because of all its products. In July, together with an Israeli firm, Capstone has lucratively exhibited a prototype product that converts sunlight to electricity with a solar receiver driving a microturbine. The U.S. Department of Energy knew of Capstone’s capabilities and so the department invited them to take part in a development program valued at $5 million to develop a more efficient, revolutionary microturbine design with a projected electrical efficiency of 42 percent and power output of 370 kilowatts.