Kachan in Siliconvalley.com
"Ninety-two million is still a lot of money," said Dallas Kachan, managing partner of cleantech consulting firm Kachan & Co. "Maybe the [SolarCity] IPO is a faster route to capital than trying to raise another private round. And they could be artificially lowering the price in an effort to best position the stock to rise."
SolarCity's IPO is a go; prices at $8 a share, Dec 12, 2012
Quoted in the press
“For several quarters now, there have been roughly four times as many cleantech IPOs each quarter in China than either North America or Europe. And much higher returns are being made. It’s time for investors and entrepreneurs in North America, Europe and elsewhere to recognize this. The huge cleantech returns in China are getting too little attention.”
Green Tech Investments Totally Bomb in the Third Quarter - October 4, 2010
Chinese companies in clean-technology sectors lead the world in the number of initial public offerings for the last five quarters, according to industry analyst Dallas Kachan, of San Francisco-based Kachan & Co.
Climate Talks in Tianjin Put Spotlight on China - Oct 3, 2010
“The development is significant, as third quarters have generally been the strongest of the year for cleantech investment.”
Cleantech investment declines in Q3, “There’s been a bubble” - October 1, 2010
“More of those funds than ever before are going to shoring up mature companies. Less than 10 percent of global cleantech venture investment dollars today are going into early stage deals.”
A Lotta “Walking Dead” Greentech Firms - October 1, 2010
"This article is the most accurate statement I have read in quite a long time ... this article sets the matter straight."
On Kachan analysis of why China has already overtaken the U.S. in cleantech, in Renewable Energy World - August 13, 2010
“China has positioned itself very well as the clean technology minerals leader. The rest of the world is years behind them. The U.S. has no commercial rare earth element refining operations. China effectively has a strangle hold on the rare earth elements needed for cleantech.”
Afghanistan’s lithium Eureka: A big win for China, or another Bolivia?, Jun 14, 2010