By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installation features market leaders and topics associated with accelerating a fair and simply shift to a renewable energy economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are thriving in the sustainable energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by three Tennesseans who wish to make certain that the innovation and benefits of eco-friendly energy reach all neighborhoods around our nation similarly, beginning with the communities that have a history of getting left behind. Click HERE to learn 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 an idea that morphed into a business. In the early days– even prior to we had actually decided on the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business need to invest in cleaning up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent improving the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted.
Clearloop started as a concept that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had chosen on the name– we were checking out the theory that more business require to invest in cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be invested boosting the economies in Middle America where access to tidy 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, tidy up the grid, and expand access to tidy energy by constructing brand-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 ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist develop brand name brand-new solar projects. Even big business that have led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest portion of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over decrease strategies or where reductions might not be instant.
To get more information about Clearloop, visit https://clearloop.us/.
How can potential partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont need to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help develop brand name new solar jobs. Even huge companies that have led the method in renewable energy procurement are now faced 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.
Inform 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 tidy energy by developing brand-new solar jobs in American neighborhoods 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 obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the greatest obstacles for us, as a fairly brand-new entrant in the tidy energy and carbon markets, is earning credibility with market leaders who may be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which new solar advancements have been financed, and bringing attention to brand-new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions decreases into the business procurement discussion.