By Constance ThompsonSeptember 24, 2021
Inform us about Clearloop?
Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with companies of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, tidy up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by developing 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 financially distressed communities with our solar projects
What difficulties do you face? Why?
One of the biggest difficulties for us, as a relatively new entrant in the clean energy and carbon markets, is earning reliability with industry leaders who may be utilized to doing things a particular method. Clearloop is challenging a few of the conventional methods in which new solar advancements have been financed, and bringing attention to new geographies and equity, to reinsert carbon emissions reductions into the corporate procurement conversation. Im a real believer that our perspective from the middle of the country, and our lived experiences as creators from very various backgrounds, has actually brought into focus why we need more creative options to help tidy up the grid. Weve been encouraged by business partners like Intuit and Vista Equity Partners, along with brands like Dropps and Hello Bello, whove purchased recovering their carbon footprint by assisting us build our very first solar task. Weve likewise had the terrific fortune of finding similar companies like ACORE who recognize the value 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
The American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is pleased to share the next installment in our “Accelerating Renewables” blog site series.
Each installment includes market leaders and topics related to accelerating a fair and just transition to a renewable resource economy. In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, our September features highlight how three Hispanic-owned Accelerate member companies are thriving in the renewable resource sector.
Today, we are featuring Clearloop, an Accelerate member business founded by three Tennesseans who want to ensure that the innovation and advantages of renewable energy reach all neighborhoods around our country similarly, starting with the neighborhoods that have a history of getting left. 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 an idea that changed into a business. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were testing out the theory that more companies need to buy cleaning up the electrical energy grid so those dollars can be spent increasing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is restricted. For me, as one of 3 creators, this business was influenced by the desire to bring clearness to a big issue with a basic solution. We wanted companies to take climate action in the exact same community that welcomed my family as immigrants, and kept me going when things felt dark and the course was unclear
To read more about Clearloop, go to https://clearloop.us/.
Clearloop began as an idea that changed into a company. In the early days– even before we had decided on the name– we were checking out the theory that more companies need to invest in cleaning up the electrical power grid so those dollars can be invested increasing the economies in Middle America where access to clean energy is limited. Clearloop is a cleantech startup that partners with business of all sizes to assist them cut (or reclaim) their carbon footprint, clean up the grid, and broaden access to tidy energy by building new solar tasks in American communities otherwise getting left behind. Were proving that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the capability to sign a power purchase agreement to assist construct brand name brand-new solar tasks. Even huge business that have actually led the way in renewable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest portion 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.
How can possible partners do company with you?
Were showing that you do not require to be a Fortune 500 company with the ability to sign a power purchase contract to assist build brand name brand-new solar jobs. Even huge business that have led the method in sustainable energy procurement are now faced with the reality that the greatest chunk of their carbon footprint is in Scope 3, their value chain, where they might have little control over decrease techniques or where decreases may not be instant.