By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can possible partners work with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help develop brand new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the way in eco-friendly 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 might have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases might not be instant.
To read more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
Tell us about Clearloop?
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 building 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 deal with both dirty grids and economically distressed communities with our solar projects
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
Among the greatest obstacles for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making trustworthiness with market leaders who might be utilized to doing things a certain way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard ways in which brand-new solar advancements have actually been financed, and accentuating new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion. Im a true believer that our perspective from the middle of the nation, and our lived experiences as creators from extremely different backgrounds, has actually brought into focus why we require more creative services to assist tidy up the grid. Weve been motivated by corporate partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, in addition to brand names like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove purchased recovering their carbon footprint by assisting us build our really first solar job. Weve also had the fantastic fortune of discovering similar 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 guarantee we have a seat at the table
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes market leaders and topics associated with speeding up an equitable and simply shift to a sustainable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are growing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by 3 Tennesseans who desire to make sure that the development and benefits of sustainable energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation equally, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to read more 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 begin your company?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to buy cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. For me, as one of three creators, this business was influenced by the desire to bring clarity to a large issue with a basic option. We wanted companies to take environment action in the exact same neighborhood that welcomed my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was unclear
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by developing new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist develop brand new solar tasks. Even big companies that have led the method in renewable 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 may have little control over reduction methods or where reductions might not be instant.