"Investors can be an impressionable lot," said Dallas Kachan, founder and managing partner of Kachan & Co., a San Francisco-based consulting firm that provides financial analysis of the cleantech sector. "When the price of oil is down, the shine is off the renewable energy apple."
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“Every time you see a dip in fossil fuel prices, the renewable sector always takes a hit,” said Dallas Kachan of the clean-tech consulting firm Kachan and Co. While “long-term supply and demand is going to work in clean tech’s favour,” Kachan said, “it’s definitely going to give investors pause when looking at the clean-tech space, if oil prices are going to stay low.”
“We believe that the market opportunities are profound and inevitable. There will be fortunes to be made for the brave.”
Cleantech in the developing world: from solar power to refrigeration, June 13, 2014
“I wouldn’t be worried about the lumpiness from quarter to quarter,” says Dallas Kachan, the managing partner of Kachan & Co. and a co-author of the report. Just a few deals can skew asset figures, he notes, and he is encouraged by the rising number of deals.
Going The Distance, May 2014
More companies will turn towards rare earth recycling this year instead of relying on newly mined material, believes green consultant Dallas Kachan. He says recycling is 'gaining momentum quietly' and is set to accelerate in light of the increasing costs of mining and overrunning projects at key sites.
Recycling the 'best route forward' for rare earths, Feb 28th, 2014
"Utility-scale storage is really the last link in making renewables widely appealing," said Dallas Kachan, principal of the clean-tech research firm Kachan & Co.
Funding energizes large-scale storage firm Primus Power, Feb 4th, 2014