By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop started as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested increasing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by constructing new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand name new solar projects. Even huge companies that have led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over decrease techniques or where reductions might not be immediate.
To read more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
How can prospective partners work with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist build brand name new solar tasks. Even big companies that have actually led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease methods or where decreases may not be instant.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics associated with accelerating a fair and simply shift to a sustainable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are growing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who want to make certain that the innovation and benefits of renewable resource reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click on this link to get 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 company?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually chosen the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 creators, this company was inspired by the desire to bring clarity to a big problem with an easy service. We desired business to take climate action in the same neighborhood that invited my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was uncertain
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by constructing brand-new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were pioneering putting a carbon value on the building of new solar capacity thats measured in watts, not watt-hours, with a new funding structure that enables a wider selection of companies to participate, while also being deliberate about the communities where were investing to attain a fair clean energy future. We recently began on our very first utility-connected solar project in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be concentrating on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both unclean grids and economically distressed neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a reasonably brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making credibility with market leaders who might be used to doing things a certain way. Clearloop is challenging a few of the standard ways in which new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement conversation. Im a true believer that our perspective from the middle of the country, and our lived experiences as creators from extremely various backgrounds, has actually brought into focus why we need more innovative solutions to assist tidy 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 assisting us build our really first solar job. Weve likewise had the excellent fortune of discovering similar companies like ACORE who recognize the value of bringing diverse perspectives to tidying up the grid and have really developed a program like Accelerate to ensure we have a seat at the table