By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
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Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the way in sustainable 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 methods or where decreases may not be immediate.
For more information about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were testing 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 tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to clean energy by building new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist develop brand new solar tasks. Even big companies that have led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality 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 may not be instant.
Tell us about Clearloop?
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 expand access to tidy energy by constructing 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 tackle both dirty grids and economically distressed communities with our solar tasks
What challenges do you deal with? Why?
One of the most significant challenges for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with industry leaders who might be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional methods in which brand-new solar developments have been funded, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement conversation.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation includes industry leaders and subjects associated with speeding up a fair and just shift to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and benefits of sustainable energy reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click HERE 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 begin your company?
Clearloop started as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to 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 spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted.