By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can possible partners work with you?
Were showing that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist develop brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge business that have actually led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where reductions might not be instant.
To discover more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop began as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help construct brand new solar projects. Even big business that have actually led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest portion 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 immediate.
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 accelerating an equitable and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by three Tennesseans who desire to ensure that the innovation and benefits of renewable energy reach all neighborhoods around our country equally, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE for more information 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 begin your business?
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen on the name– we were testing out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) 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. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both dirty grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar tasks
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the greatest difficulties for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning trustworthiness with market leaders who may be utilized to doing things a specific method. Clearloop is challenging a few of the conventional ways in which brand-new solar developments have been funded, and accentuating new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement discussion. Im a true follower that our viewpoint from the middle of the nation, and our lived experiences as founders from really various backgrounds, has brought into focus why we require more creative options to help clean up the grid. Weve been motivated by corporate partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, as well as brand names like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove invested in reclaiming their carbon footprint by helping us develop our extremely first solar project. Weve also had the terrific fortune of finding like-minded companies like ACORE who acknowledge the worth of bringing diverse point of views to cleaning up the grid and have in fact developed a program like Accelerate to ensure we have a seat at the table