By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
To find out more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop began as an idea that morphed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were checking 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 limited. Clearloop is a cleantech start-up that partners with business of all sizes to help them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by developing brand-new solar tasks in American neighborhoods otherwise getting left behind. Were showing that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 business with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to help build brand brand-new solar projects. Even huge companies that have actually led the way in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the truth that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they may have little control over reduction methods or where decreases may not be immediate.
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is happy to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog series.
Each installation features industry leaders and topics related to accelerating an equitable and simply shift to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September functions highlight how 3 Hispanic-owned Accelerate member business are growing in the eco-friendly energy sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member company founded by three Tennesseans who wish to ensure that the innovation and benefits of eco-friendly energy reach all communities around our country similarly, beginning with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. Click HERE to get 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 business?
Clearloop started as a concept that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had picked the name– we were evaluating out the theory that more business require to buy tidying up the electricity grid so those dollars can be spent boosting the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. For me, as one of three founders, this business was influenced by the desire to bring clearness to a big problem with an easy solution. We desired business to take climate action in the exact same neighborhood that invited my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was uncertain
How can possible partners work with you?
Were proving that you dont require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase arrangement to help develop brand brand-new solar jobs. Even big business that have actually led the method in eco-friendly energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the biggest piece of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their worth chain, where they may have little control over reduction methods 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, tidy up the grid, and expand access to clean energy by building brand-new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. 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 projects
What obstacles do you face? Why?
One of the greatest challenges for us, as a reasonably new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning reliability with industry leaders who may be used to doing things a particular way. Clearloop is challenging some of the standard methods in which brand-new solar advancements have actually been financed, and bringing attention to new locations and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the business procurement discussion.