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post #221 of 241

CPST mentioned today by Obama


Remarks of President Barack Obama
Weekly Address on Latin America
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Washington, DC

In recent days, we’ve seen turmoil and tragedy around the world, from change in the Middle East and North Africa to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. As I said on Friday, we will work with our partners in the region to protect innocent civilians in Libya and hold the Gaddafi regime accountable. And we will continue to stand with the people of Japan in their greatest hour of need.

As we respond to these immediate crises abroad, we also will not let up in our efforts to tackle the pressing, ongoing challenges facing our country, including accelerating economic growth. That’s why, over the weekend, I’ll be in Latin America. One of the main reasons for my trip is to strengthen economic partnerships abroad so that we create good jobs at home.

Latin America is a part of the world where the economy is growing very quickly. And as these markets grow, so does their demand for goods and services. The question is, Where are those goods and services going to come from? As President, I want to make sure these products are made in America. I want to open more markets around the world so that American companies can do more business and hire more of our people.

Here’s a statistic to explain why this is important. Every $1 billion of goods and services we export supports more than 5,000 jobs in the United States. So, the more we sell overseas, the more jobs we create on our shores. That’s why, last year, I set a goal for this country: to double our exports by 2014. And it’s a goal we’re on track to meet.

Part of the reason why is the rapid growth of Latin America, and their openness to American business. We now export more than three times as much to Latin America as we do to China, and our exports to the region will soon support more than two million jobs here in the United States. Brazil, the first stop on our trip, is a great example.

In 2010, America’s exports to Brazil supported more than 250,000 American jobs. These are jobs at places like Capstone Turbine in California, which recently sold $2 million worth of high-tech energy equipment to Brazil. Another company is Rhino Assembly, a small business in Charlotte, North Carolina that sells and repairs tools for building cars and planes. A deal with a distributor in Brazil has resulted in new sales and new employees at that firm. And we can point to large companies like Sikorsky, whose helicopter sales to Brazil help sustain a large, skilled workforce in Connecticut, Alabama, and Pennsylvania.

Today, Brazil imports more goods from the United States than from any other nation. And I’ll be meeting with business leaders from both countries to talk about how we can create even more jobs by deepening these economic ties. After Brazil, I’ll also visit Chile, a country with a growing economy, and increasing demand for American goods. In fact, since 2004, our exports there are up 300 percent, and now support about 70,000 jobs in the United States. Finally, we’ll head to El Salvador, a nation with so much promise for growth with the potential to benefit both of our nations.

We’ve always had a special bond with our neighbors to the south. It’s a bond born of shared history and values, and strengthened by the millions of Americans who proudly trace their roots to Latin America. But what is clear is that in an increasingly global economy, our partnership with these nations is only going to become more vital. For it’s a source of growth and prosperity – and not just for the people of Latin America, but for the American people as well.

Thank you.

post #222 of 241

Sold 2000 shares 17:03:00 at the offer at 1.95.


Will be interesting to see if we continue up tomorrow. I think so.

post #223 of 241

Chart looks good, there are probably more buyers who are late to the party.


Good trade thumbup.gif

post #224 of 241

Some large trades went through after hours today:

16:08:14 018,229 $2.08
17:46:40 104,910 $2.08  



Nice info here:




This is like the energizer bunny. Keeps on going and going smile.gif



post #225 of 241

Starting to look parabolic!

post #226 of 241

I'm still waiting for a decent sized pull back to get in. This thing really took off!

post #227 of 241

picked up some today at 1.82

post #228 of 241

Me also. We will see what happens

post #229 of 241

Capstone Turbines Provide Main Electrical Power for Green Ship
29 minutes ago - PMZ via Comtex

GlobeNewswireCapstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, continues to grow its presence in the marine market with a recent order for two C30 liquid natural gas (LNG) microturbines that will be installed on a Type C Tanker for inland shipping and will be certified by Lloyds Register of Shipping.

The two C30 LNG Capstone microturbines, which will be installed in May, will operate in an N+1 setting for main power supply on board. Heat from the microturbine exhaust will be used in an LNG vaporizer to provide fuel to the microturbine as well as the main propulsion engines.

"The customer selected low-emission Capstone microturbines for this innovative vessel to take advantage of Capstone's ultra-low emissions as well as our low maintenance requirements and high reliability," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "In addition, the microturbines can easily integrate with current onboard equipment and increase onboard comfort because there's no vibration and very low noise."

Capstone microturbines can serve as a low-emission onboard energy source for propulsion or to power auxiliary applications. The clean and green microturbines can meet strict regulations without additional exhaust aftertreatment, which means reduced service requirements and reduced costs.

"Capstone's influence will continue to grow in the marine market," Crouse said. "Customers are hungry for innovative solutions that comply with current and future emission and noise regulations."

post #230 of 241

Im new to this stock and ive been wondering what happened from 2001 to now, to cause CPST to drop so much. 2001 and prior it was at $80+. Could someone explain?

post #231 of 241
Originally Posted by lmholmes11 View Post

Im new to this stock and ive been wondering what happened from 2001 to now, to cause CPST to drop so much. 2001 and prior it was at $80+. Could someone explain?

I can't say what triggered it, but a look at the fundamentals says it all. This little quote from my TD page sums it up well:



Losing money on a gross basis, CPST has poor profitability characteristics in comparison to its Misc. Capital Goods industry peers. While the operating and net margins are below the medians, its gross margin is among the lowest in the industry.


Far as I can tell it's operating in the red and it's not getting any better.

post #232 of 241

I believe they will show their first profitable qtr soon.

post #233 of 241

Closed at 1.95 on Friday with some large block buying during the day.thumbup.gif

post #234 of 241

Capstone Distributor BPC Engineering Orders Sixty C30s for First Phase of New Gas Pipeline in Kazakhstan

Capstone Turbine (NASDAQ:CPST)

Today : Monday 23 May 2011

Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST), the world's leading clean-technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, today announced it recently secured an order from its Russian distributor BPC Engineering for sixty C30 units to be installed along a new pipeline being built in Kazakhstan.

The 1,475 km Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent gas pipeline will provide energy security and reliability of gas supply of the southern regions of Kazakhstan, through shipments of gas from fields in the country's western regions. The pipeline will run along the Mangystau, Aktobe, Kyzylorda and South Kazakhstan regions and will interconnect with the first stage of the Kazakhstan – China Pipeline, which runs 1,300 km from the Uzbekistani and Kazakh border to Khorgos, China.

Construction of the pipeline will be implemented in two phases. The first phase will involve the construction of 1,164 km of the linear part of the pipeline from Bozoy – Shymkent and a compressor station near Bozoy and be completed during 2011 and early 2012. The second stage of the project, anticipated to be completed from 2014–15, consists of the 311 km section of pipeline from Beineu –Bozoy that will be constructed along with a compressor station in Karaozek. An additional 26 branches will be constructed from the Beineu – Bozoy – Shymkent mainline during the first and second phases of the project to supply settlements along the pipeline route.

"The gas industry in Kazakhstan is young with large reserves of natural gas which should allow Kazakhstan within a relatively short term period of time to change the structure of the country's fuel mix in favor of gas," stated Alexander Skorokhodov, Chief Executive Officer of BPC Engineering.

"BPC has installed Capstone microturbines at remote sites all over Russia for years because the microturbines are highly reliable and provide customers a low total cost of ownership," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "BPC has a stellar track record within the Oil and Gas markets and continues to be one of Capstone's largest and most successful distributors," added Crouse.

"A growing number of oil and gas producers around the world are selecting Capstone microturbines for prime power, as well as combined heat and power applications," stated Darren Jamison, Capstone's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Within the past year, we've received a record number of orders from oil and gas companies both in the U.S. shale market and abroad for wellhead sites, compressor stations and offshore oil platforms."


post #235 of 241

CPST is somewhat low for the moment. I got in at 1.69. 



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CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 6, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Capstone Turbine Corporation (www.capstoneturbine.com) (Nasdaq:CPST - News), the world's leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently received an order for four C1000 Power Packages that will be installed in a combined cooling, heating, and power (CCHP) application at the New Century shopping mall in Sochi, Russia.



The 4MW Capstone trigeneration system will be installed in two phases to meet the power needs of the mall's fourfold expansion and ultimately will replace three existing Petra gas reciprocating engines. The system will increase energy reliability, eliminate the use of oil and other lubricants, offer greater ease of control, and significantly reduce maintenance costs.



Capstone distributor BPC Engineering in Moscow placed the order and will supply the equipment and project supervision. BPC will pre-commission both phases of the New Century shopping mall installation. The mall, located on the banks of the Black Sea, is the first luxury shopping mall in Sochi.



During phase one, BPC will install the first C1000 Power Package on the roof of the existing power plant that supplies electricity to the 40,000-square-meter mall. During phase two, BPC will commission three additional Capstone C1000s to accommodate the mall's expansion to 160,000 square meters.



The clean-and-green electricity generated by the four C1000s will fulfill 100 percent of the mall's power requirements. The microturbines' waste heat will be captured to produce thermal power that will heat the facility and supply hot water. Using four heat exchangers with a combined 1.2MW power capacity and gas boilers that offer a 5MW thermal power capacity, the trigeneration system will fulfill 100 percent of the shopping mall's thermal needs. During the summer the waste heat will be diverted to two absorption chillers to produce air conditioning.



In Russia the price of electricity is 1.5 rubles (about US$0.05 cents in the United States) per kW-hour (kWh) and utility tariffs are 4.5 rubles on average (US$0.16 cents) per kWh.



"The price of electricity produced by the Capstone microturbines will be one third the cost of grid power," said Alexander Skorokhodov, BPC Engineering CEO. "Our customer made his decision in favor of Capstone microturbines because of the low operating costs, small footprint, absence of oil, high reliability, and ease of control and maintenance. One of the most important attributes is the size of the total system. Because the microturbines are so compact, we can install them on two floors. This saves considerable space, which is crucial in the dense center of Sochi."



"Russia continues to be a leading market for Capstone microturbines," said Jim Crouse, Capstone's Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "Capstone is experiencing great success as Russia's economy continues to grow because businesses are searching for cleaner and more reliable energy systems." 

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Capstone Turbine Corporation and team Lincvolt will be working together gathering data from Lincvolt’s travels for analysis by Capstone. With the goal of designing a microturbine engine specifically for long-range hybrid electric vehicles, the collaboration will involve thousands of miles of data generated by Lincvolt while traveling on freeways, highways, back roads and main streets throughout the USA in 2012.

While electric vehicles are perfect for commuting and are more efficient in energy use than conventional vehicles, there is a need for cars to be able to go long distances without stopping to recharge. Quite simply, people want electric vehicles without the limitations in range associated with pure electric vehicles. The perfect solution is a car that is clean and economical for daily commuting while being able to travel an unlimited distance at a moments notice.

At highway speeds, a significant amount of energy is consumed and the need for an APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) is well known in the electric car development field. The inherent clean burning available in a Capstone MicroTurbine® engine makes it one of the natural solutions for a next generation APU in electric vehicles.

The power required under different circumstances, the fuel type, and the technology utilized to keep the energy as clean and efficient as possible will all be gathered as part of the Capstone Lincvolt project. This input will be analyzed by Capstone’s team of developers and ultimately used to help define the next generation of small and efficient Capstone microturbines designed specifically for electric car APUs.


Lincvolt has logged thousands of clean, vibration-free miles with the Capstone C30 microturbine APU. It is truly an amazing source of smooth vibration-free power and has been a unique pleasure to drive Lincvolt with microturbine power. Now, with a new APU of higher power output, we will be able to overcome the obstacle of limited range and truly be limited only by fuel capacity, enabling Lincvolt to travel coast to coast without ever stopping to recharge. During our journey, Lincvolt’s computers will be logging parameters, sharing with Capstone, and broadcasting to the internet.

Lincvolt thanks Capstone for their continued support in this new program.





post #238 of 241

Thanks to the city of Sheboygan winning a 'Sustainabilty Best Practice' award, CPST looked really lively today (the city is using CPST microturbines in its wastewater treatment plant.)

Edited by syynik - 7/8/11 at 1:19pm
post #239 of 241

I'm liking this chart right now

post #240 of 241

CPST did simply amazing today. I got in at 1.57, good support and sold at 1.62. It later went on to hit a HOD of 1.68. 

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