By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
For more information about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup 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 building brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we deal with both filthy grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar tasks
What challenges do you face? Why?
One of the greatest difficulties for us, as a relatively brand-new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with industry leaders who may be used to doing things a certain method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional methods in which brand-new solar developments have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement discussion.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installment includes industry leaders and topics connected to speeding up a fair and simply transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who desire to ensure that the innovation and benefits of eco-friendly energy reach all communities around our country equally, starting with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click on this link to find out more 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 start your company?
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had selected the name– we were testing out the theory that more business need to invest in tidying up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 founders, this business was inspired by the desire to bring clarity to a large issue with a simple service. We wanted business to take climate action in the very same community that welcomed my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear
Clearloop began as a concept 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 companies need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing 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 reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by constructing new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist build brand brand-new solar projects. Even big companies that have 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 value chain, where they may have little control over decrease techniques or where reductions might not be instant.
How can possible partners work with you?
Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help build brand name new solar jobs. Even big companies that have led the method in renewable resource procurement are now confronted with the reality that the greatest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop comes in– were a new tool for organizations little and big to take concrete environment action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the locations that need it the a lot of. We require more innovative ways to help deal with the climate crisis in such a way that buys the places where that dollar creates more financial chance and social mobility for the neighborhoods where were constructing. Were firm followers that the environmental, health, and economic advantages of clean energy investments should reach all corners of our country and were searching for partners who are prepared to take action