SOURCE: Paragon Financial Limited

Paragon Financial Limited

September 23, 2011 08:16 ET

Economic Slowdown Weighs on Capstone Turbine and Beacon Power Corporation

The Paragon Report Provides Equity Research on Capstone Turbine & Beacon Power

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Sep 23, 2011) - The Paragon Report examines investing opportunities in the Alternative Energy Market and provides equity research on Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ: CPST) and Beacon Power Corporation (NASDAQ: BCON). Access to the full company reports can be found at:

Recent data courtesy of Reuters shows that the renewable energy sectors have lagged fossil fuel energy stocks over the past couple of months. Alternative energy stocks are considered exceptionally vulnerable during economic downturns as these companies are dependent on subsidy programs. In addition, with global economic concerns at a high, climate change worries have been pushed to the backburner.

HSBC hasn't lost all confidence in the renewable energy sector. In a recent note, HSBC analysts argued that Emerging Markets are boosting alternative energy demand. Analysts at S&P go on to note that crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant created "tremendous potential" in the land of the rising sun.

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Capstone Turbine has been supplying its microturbines to Chinese companies for years. Back in 2009 the company added two distributors in China focused on securing biogas applications in landfills, agriculture and wastewater treatment plants. Microturbines are small power generation systems using a gas turbine engine, based on related turbines used in transportation. Fuel cells have been accused of being expensive, leading competitors such as Capstone Turbine to argue that microturbines hold a brighter future.

Beacon Power Corporation designs, develops and commercializes advanced products and services to support stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation. The Company's primary business strategy is to build merchant plants and sell turnkey regulation facilities to meet both domestic and international grid requirements using its flywheel energy storage technology. The company said that that its second-quarter revenue tripled from the same period a year earlier, to $525,000, as its first commercial energy storage project reached full capacity.

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