By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building brand-new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both unclean grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What challenges do you face? Why?
Among the biggest difficulties for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with market leaders who might be utilized to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging a few of the conventional methods which brand-new solar developments have been funded, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement discussion. Im a real believer that our perspective from the middle of the nation, and our lived experiences as creators from really different backgrounds, has brought into focus why we need more innovative services to help clean up the grid. Weve been motivated by business partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, along with brand names like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove invested in reclaiming their carbon footprint by helping us construct our extremely first solar task. Weve likewise had the fantastic fortune of finding like-minded companies like ACORE who recognize the value of bringing diverse perspectives to cleaning up the grid and have in fact developed a program like Accelerate to guarantee we have a seat at the table
Clearloop began as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business require 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 restricted. 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 constructing brand-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 help build brand brand-new solar projects. Even big business that have led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over decrease methods or where reductions might not be immediate.
How can potential partners work with you?
Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist construct brand name new solar tasks. Even big business that have led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease strategies or where reductions may not be instant.
To find out more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment features market leaders and subjects associated with speeding up a fair and simply transition to an eco-friendly energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to ensure that the development and advantages of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left. Click on this link to read 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 company?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had actually 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 invested boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.