By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent improving 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 help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by building new solar jobs in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist construct brand new solar jobs. Even big companies that have actually led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the most significant piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over reduction strategies or where decreases may not be instant.
To find out more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
How can potential partners do organization with you?
Were showing that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to help construct brand new solar tasks. Even huge companies that have blazed a trail in renewable resource procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest portion of their carbon footprint remains in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over decrease strategies or where decreases may not be immediate. That is where Clearloop is available in– were a brand-new tool for services small and big to take concrete climate action right now and assist us decarbonize the grid in the locations that need it the a lot of. We require more creative ways to assist take on the environment crisis in a way that invests in the places where that dollar develops more economic opportunity and social mobility for the neighborhoods where were developing. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial benefits of clean energy investments must reach all corners of our nation and were searching for partners who are prepared to take action
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing 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 take on both unclean grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar projects
What obstacles do you deal with? Why?
One of the most significant difficulties for us, as a fairly new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning reliability with market leaders who might be used to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the conventional ways in which brand-new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation features market leaders and subjects associated with accelerating 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 business are prospering in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company established by 3 Tennesseans who wish to make certain that the development and advantages of sustainable energy reach all communities around our nation equally, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to find out 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 business?
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had picked the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies require to invest in tidying up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be spent enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is limited. For me, as one of 3 founders, this company was inspired by the desire to bring clarity to a big issue with a simple service. We desired companies to take environment action in the same neighborhood that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was uncertain