Capstone Turbine Corp.


Capstone Turbine makes small, powerful generators for myriad applications that will run on almost any combustible fuel.

By Mark Lawton, Knighthouse Media

Kirk Petty, vice president of manufacturing at Capstone Turbine Corporation of Van Nuys, Calif., describes the company’s microturbines as a powerplant in a box.

Its smallest product, the C30, generates 30 KW, enough to power about 20 American houses. Not bad for a device that weighs 891 pounds and is 70 inches high. A larger turbine such as the C1000S will generate 1,000 KW, enough to power about 667 houses or an office building in Manhattan – where Capstone recently installed a microturbine.

Capstone Turbine Corp.