By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Tell us about Clearloop?
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 expand access to tidy energy by building 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 neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the biggest difficulties for us, as a relatively new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is making reliability with market leaders who may be used to doing things a specific way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which brand-new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement conversation.
How can potential partners do company with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop 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 piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease methods or where reductions may not be instant. That is where Clearloop can be found in– were a new tool for companies small and huge to take concrete environment action today and help us decarbonize the grid in the locations that need it one of the most. We need more creative methods to assist take on the climate crisis in a manner that buys the places where that dollar creates more financial chance and social mobility for the communities where were developing. Were firm believers that the ecological, health, and financial advantages of tidy energy investments should reach all corners of our nation and were looking for partners who are ready to do something about it
Clearloop began as a concept that morphed into a business. In the early days– even before we had actually decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be invested improving the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or recover) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help develop brand name new solar projects. Even big business that have actually led the way in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they might have little control over decrease methods or where reductions might not be instant.
To find out more about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features market leaders and subjects related to speeding up a fair and just shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who wish to make sure that the development and benefits of renewable energy reach all communities around our country equally, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. 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 start your business?
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had actually chosen the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business need to buy cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested enhancing the economies in Middle America where access to tidy energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 creators, this company was influenced by the desire to bring clarity to a big problem with a simple solution. We desired companies 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