By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
To get more information about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Tell us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech start-up 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 constructing brand-new solar jobs in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were pioneering putting a carbon value on the construction of brand-new solar capacity thats measured in watts, not watt-hours, with a new financing structure that enables a wider variety of business to take part, while likewise being intentional about the communities where were investing to achieve an equitable clean energy future. We just recently began on our very first utility-connected solar task in Jackson, Tennessee. As we grow, Clearloop will be focusing on Appalachia and the Mississippi Delta as we tackle both unclean grids and economically distressed communities with our solar tasks
What challenges do you face? Why?
One of the most significant challenges for us, as a fairly new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with market leaders who may be utilized to doing things a specific method. Clearloop is challenging some of the traditional ways in which new solar developments have been funded, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion.
How can possible partners do business with you?
Were showing that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase arrangement to assist build brand name new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have actually blazed a trail in renewable 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 might have little control over reduction techniques or where decreases might not be immediate. That is where Clearloop is available in– were a brand-new tool for organizations huge and small to take tangible climate action today and assist us decarbonize the grid in the locations that require it one of the most. We require more innovative ways to help deal with the environment crisis in a manner that purchases the places where that dollar creates more economic opportunity and social movement for the communities where were building. Were firm believers that the environmental, health, and economic benefits of clean energy investments need to reach all corners of our country and were trying to find partners who are ready to act
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is delighted to share the next installation in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation includes market leaders and topics connected to accelerating an equitable and just transition to a sustainable energy economy. In acknowledgment of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are flourishing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are including Clearloop, an Accelerate member business established by three Tennesseans who wish to make sure 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 a concept that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had selected the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies require to purchase cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be invested increasing 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 clearness to a big problem with a simple service. We desired companies to take environment action in the very same neighborhood that invited my household as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was uncertain
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even prior to we had chosen 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 clean energy is limited. 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 broaden access to clean energy by constructing new solar projects in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not need to be a Fortune 500 business with the ability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand name brand-new solar projects. Even huge business that have led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the biggest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction methods or where reductions may not be instant.