By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by constructing new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist build brand brand-new solar jobs. Even big companies that have led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where reductions may not be immediate.
To find out more about Clearloop, check out https://clearloop.us/.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by developing brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both dirty grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the most significant challenges for us, as a fairly new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with market leaders who may be used to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional methods in which new solar developments have been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion.
How can possible partners do service with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help develop brand brand-new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have actually led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over reduction methods or where reductions might not be instant.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features industry leaders and subjects connected to speeding up a fair and just transition to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who desire to make certain that the innovation and advantages of eco-friendly energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation similarly, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click on this link to find out more about Clearloops effect.
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 started as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had actually decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.