By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can prospective partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be immediate.
To find out more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing new solar projects in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge companies that have led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease methods or where decreases may not be immediate.
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by building brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were pioneering putting a carbon value on the construction of new solar capacity thats determined in watts, not watt-hours, with a new funding structure that allows a larger variety of business to take part, while also being deliberate about the communities where were investing to attain an equitable tidy energy future. We recently broke ground on our very first utility-connected solar task in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both unclean grids and economically distressed communities with our solar tasks
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a relatively brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making trustworthiness with industry leaders who might be utilized to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which brand-new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the corporate procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes industry leaders and subjects connected to accelerating an equitable and just shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are thriving in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and advantages of renewable resource reach all communities around our nation similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click on this link for more information about Clearloops impact.
The following is a Q&A with Clearloop Co-Founder Laura Zapata and Constance Thompson, ACOREs Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programs
What inspired you to start your business?
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had picked the name– we were testing out the theory that more business require to purchase cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 founders, this company was influenced by the desire to bring clearness to a big issue with a basic solution. We desired business to take climate action in the exact same community that welcomed my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear