By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
How can prospective partners work with you?
Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop brand brand-new solar jobs. Even big business that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the most significant portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over reduction techniques or where reductions may not be instant.
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more business require 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. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up 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 brand-new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase contract to help construct brand name new solar jobs. Even big business that have actually led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over decrease strategies or where reductions might not be instant.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by constructing brand-new solar jobs in American communities otherwise getting left behind. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we take on both dirty grids and financially distressed neighborhoods with our solar jobs
What challenges do you face? Why?
One of the most significant obstacles for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning trustworthiness with industry leaders who might be used to doing things a certain method. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods which new solar developments have actually been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion. Im a true believer that our viewpoint from the middle of the nation, and our lived experiences as creators from very different backgrounds, has actually brought into focus why we require more innovative services to help tidy up the grid. Weve been encouraged by corporate partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, as well as brand names like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove purchased recovering their carbon footprint by helping us build our really first solar job. Weve likewise had the excellent fortune of finding like-minded organizations like ACORE who acknowledge the worth of bringing varied point of views to cleaning up the grid and have in fact built a program like Accelerate to guarantee we have a seat at the table
To read more about Clearloop, see https://clearloop.us/.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics associated with speeding up an equitable and just 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 growing in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company established by 3 Tennesseans who desire to ensure 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 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 begin your company?
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more companies need to purchase cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested improving the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. For me, as one of three creators, this business was influenced by the desire to bring clearness to a large issue with a simple option. We wanted companies to take climate action in the exact same community that welcomed my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the path was uncertain