By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by constructing 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 tackle both dirty grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the most significant challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with industry leaders who might be used to doing things a certain way. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional methods in which new solar advancements have been funded, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion.
To find out more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop started as an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had actually chosen on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business 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 start-up that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by constructing brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand name new solar tasks. Even huge business that have actually led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be immediate.
How can possible partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to help build brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction techniques or where reductions may not be immediate.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and subjects related to speeding up a fair and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are prospering in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and advantages of renewable resource reach all communities around our nation similarly, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click on this link for more information 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 start your business?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited.